It’s the last day of February.

On the first day of February I launched my new business of selling custom, hand made skirts on Etsy as well as custom sewing for people who are more local to me.

Over the last 4 weeks I have made a lot of skirts – 8 of them – both gathered and circle skirts. With all of this practice in a short time I am perfecting my designs and making decisions about construction that will set the clothing I make apart from lots of others.

Every exposed edge is finished.
Even the pockets.
gathered skirts are hand gathered to assure even distribution of the fabric along the whole waist band.
The inside waist band is hand sewn for strength and to cover the upper edge of the skirt beautifully.
Large hooks are used and hand sewn in place for the waistband closure.
hems are either finished with a bound edge such as the one above or with a bias binding turned to the inside.
And here is the finished skirt for a special date!
And here is that same skirt for wearing to do errands or to get a hot chocolate with a friend.

This skirt turned out even better than I imagined. Next I’m going to try this same border print on a circle skirt. I’ll show it to you when it’s finished.

If you love this fabric I can make you a skirt like this too. Just let me know.

In the meantime, check the Etsy shop or follow along in Instagram or on Facebook.

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