The Pintester Movement- my maxi skirt

So the lovely Pintester Sonja Foust recruited some of her loyal followers to please go and work on a Pinterest Project they wanted to work on for a while. She calls it the Pintester Movement. Here you can see some examples: http://pintester.com/2013/05/the-pintester-movement-craft-all-the-things
I just got a sewing machine from my lovely husband as a birthday present. (For my birthday coming up in June.. this is true love!) Since then I spent a boatload of Money at Joanne’s fabric, sewed two pillow cases and two baby blankets. Finally I wanted to work on a project for myself and the Pintester Movement came at a great time.
I was searching high and low on Pinterest for great instructions for a Maxi Skirt that is fairly easy to sew. Finally I found this wonderful lady: www.marriedtomed.blogspot.com/2013/04/maxi-skirt-tutoral.html and since she posted nice pictures and admitted it would not be easy, I chose her as my teacher.
I followed her instructions step by step: first I went ahead and measured my waist, added two inches as suggested and then measured the way from my hip to the feet so I could figure out how long I need it to be. Cutting the whole thing out was already quite an adventure, possibly because I chose to do so on the floor. I made sure to pin the sides so the pattern (stripes) matches up in the end. Then I started sewing. I guess I should have read her introduction a little more because the first thing I did is jam all the damn material into the machine where it got stuck. This was a great chance to catch up on a Friends episode I only have seen 10 times so far. I waited for my husband to come home, unscrew everything and then I continued sewing.
Long story Short: I sewed the right side followed by the left side and then finally tried it on. Apparently my waist shrunk 4 inches that day because the skirt ended up being too wide. Even with the tube you are supposed to attach up top it would still be too loose. So I placed it on the floor to pin the waist a little tighter. This is where I got one thing right, I got my dog to pose on the skirt, just like Sarah did on her blog. Image

 

There is one thing to be proud about! Do you also notice that the A-line is barely visible? That is actually fine because I do not want it to have too much flare. I turned the whole thing inside out again and took it in by a little bit, just around the waist. This was the lazy version without opening the original seam and it worked great. Now I just have to figure out the damn tube thing to make the skirt look a little bit better. Let’s see if I can get that in the right with! I am planing to post a picture with the skirt on this Saturday! Overall this project is a success and will be very wearable as soon as tube and skirt are connected.

 

Cheers,

Sunflowercake

 

 

Pintester Movement

I am fairly certain that by now most people know what Pinterest is about and personally I love the page as well. I use it to pin all kinds of DIY, beauty and home or sewing ideas as well as food of course… well basically anything really. I also enjoy to read the Pintester blog. This blog is created by Sonja Foust who took it upon herself to try different pins. Check out her blog here: http://pintester.com/

The great thing is that she does not just show the glorified pinned picture of the pin but the actual work she puts into re-creating what ever the pin might be about and what the result really looks like. It is quit fun to read. She now posted the “Pintester Movement” where you sign up to work on one of those pins that is sitting on your board since Pinterest first started and is waiting to be crafted/ cooked/ whatevertheheck it might be. Feel free to sign up on her webpage as well and get creative! I have until May 30th to re-create something. That should be fun. I am thinking of sewing one of those maxi skirts. Of course I will share the success on this blog.

Cheers,

Sunflowercake