I promised myself that I would finish this skirt today for the Carefree Clothes for Girls Sew Along. But, I ran out of pink thread. I should have saved it for the top stitching and used a different color for the parts that would be hidden.
I have been putting this project off. I was a bit intimidated. All those layers, all the fabric...
I think the reason I love knitting is that if I screw up I can easily frog it and start over. With sewing, if you cut wrong or sew wrong you might have to go buy new fabric. I am always trying to get over my fear of screwing up. Sometimes I would rather not start at all, then fail. It is so wrong to think this way!
If I don't try then I will not learn. And learning is so important to me.
I am sooooooooo happy with my skirt so far. It was much easier then I thought it would be. You basically make three skirts, gather and sew them together. Make a band for the waist (the yoke) and sew that on, then finish with hook and eye clasps and a tie. It took much less time then I expected.
There is only a few more days to enter in your skirts. Happy Sewing!
Edited to add: The yoke is not marked on the pattern sheet but you can find it near the hat. It looks like a rectangle. For more tips check out the Flickr group. Lots of thanks to Tanya for finding the yoke!