Oh readers, I have missed you! This week has been crazy, and my crafting life has hit many obstacles in the last week. When I last wrote, I was preparing to sew two beautiful Colette Patterns, and yet the progress I have made has been minimal.
When I was preparing to cut the fabric for the Meringue skirt, a giant blue ink stain appeared on my white polka dot fabric! I was so shocked and dismayed that I completed avoided it for days, and worried I may have to purchase new fabric since the stain was right in the middle of where I would cut out. But after calming my nerves, I did a bit of research online and found out that ink stains can be removed using nail polish remover! Sure enough, I was able to gently dab the stain away using this method and then began to work on my skirt.
I purchased an invisible zipper foot on Ebay and it is absolutely amazing! I usually struggle (like most people) to put in a zipper, and it NEVER looks right, but this zipper went in beautifully and was a piece of cake! The wonderful scalloped edge is done by adding a facing, and the top as well. I added a lining because the fabric is white, and voila! I have finished it almost completely! After I hand-sew the facings with a catch stitch, I will be done, but I couldn’t wait to show you…So here it is!