The Making of a Sewist

Today my dear friend came over to visit and we whipped up a new skirt for her!

Tea for Two

Tea for Two

She’s going to a music festival in a couple of weeks and wanted a bright, fun skirt for the occasion.  Since I’m going through a huge tribal phase right now, we headed to Spoonflower to check out their tribal prints and found the perfect one here:

Tribal Print FabricI coached, but she did all of the sewing herself!  She did such a great job – this skirt turned out beautifully.



Learning the importance of pressing!

Learning the importance of pressing!

Check out these seam finishes:

Seam Finishes

Someone needs their own sewing blog, amirite?!

We ended up doing a dirndl skirt with an encased elastic waistband – sweet and simple to let the print take center stage.  Ready to see the finished product?


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I’m so proud of my friend and her mad sewing skills.  We had so much fun we decided we weren’t quite done when we finished the skirt, so we made her a matching headband too :)

034I love sewing dates with friends!



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20 thoughts on “The Making of a Sewist

  1. Brooke May 19, 2013 at 7:58 pm Reply

    Looks great and wonderful print matching! What a good beginning project – I hope your friend keeps it up! =)

    • Thimble & Cork May 20, 2013 at 7:02 am Reply

      I hope so too! It’s so fun to see someone else get excited about sewing :)

  2. Creatively Motivated May 20, 2013 at 12:18 am Reply

    And so the sewing community grows! -Nizzy

  3. ClaireE May 20, 2013 at 1:12 am Reply

    Great skirt! I too love sewing with others. I hope your friend continues to sew!

    • Thimble & Cork May 20, 2013 at 7:03 am Reply

      Thanks! I hope so too! It would be so much fun to have sewing dates all the time.

  4. Amanda May 20, 2013 at 4:19 am Reply

    What a great first project! Such lovely and neat seam finishes – I’m totes jealous! And loving the headband :D

    • Thimble & Cork May 20, 2013 at 7:09 am Reply

      I’m pretty jealous too! My seam finishes feel neglected after seeing hers!

  5. oonaballoona May 20, 2013 at 8:51 am Reply


    • Thimble & Cork May 20, 2013 at 10:05 am Reply

      Isn’t it great?! Such a fun print for her. Gotta love spoonflower!

  6. CGCouture May 20, 2013 at 11:21 am Reply

    She did a great job (and so did her coach!), hope she keeps it up! :-)

    • Thimble & Cork May 27, 2013 at 10:23 am Reply

      Thanks! She DID do a great job – I’m so proud :) She’s really excited about sewing so hopefully she’ll become another hopeless addict like the rest of us!

  7. macstabby May 20, 2013 at 4:55 pm Reply

    Super cute skirt and headband! She’ll have to make it to Coachella next year.
    Can I have her legs, please?

    • Thimble & Cork May 21, 2013 at 11:36 am Reply

      She would love Coachella – and I would love to have her legs too! :)

  8. Gjeometry May 20, 2013 at 6:28 pm Reply

    What a great project! How fun to have a friend to help you out in sewing. Wish I had some friends around me that sewed. Lovely fabric as well.

    • Thimble & Cork May 21, 2013 at 11:37 am Reply

      It was a lot of fun to sew together – I’m working on getting her setup with a machine of her own so she can REALLY get addicted!

  9. Gjeometry May 20, 2013 at 6:48 pm Reply

    Also wanted to let you know I won a Pattern Pyramid and just posted it on my blog. If you are interested, feel free to have a look and enter!

  10. goodbyevalentino July 5, 2013 at 5:17 am Reply

    What a good friend you are! The skirt is so cute :)

    • Thimble & Cork July 6, 2013 at 10:32 am Reply

      Thank you, I’m so glad to have a friend that is interested in sewing. The more the merrier!

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