I grew up watching my Grandmother create mass amounts of handmade-with-love amazingness. Everything from my baby clothes and bonnets to patchwork quilts to her incredible cooking. My point being - Martha Stewart ain't got nothin' on Grandma Kruch.
Grandma Kruch, Momma, and Me, c: 1982
Grandma Kruch, c: 1991
I always wanted to make things at the rate and quality she does, and never will due to a combination of lack of time and patience. When she bought me my sewing machine in college, I only ever used it for alterations and random art projects... never tried to take a piece of fabric and actually MAKE a garment with it. Until now! My good friend Lauren inspired (and guided) me to make my very first skirt. I chose to do a high-waisted pleated skirt, modeled after a favorite already in my closet. Here's the journey!
Pleating (and my crazy toes).
Sewing the pleating.
Attaching the waist band material.
Sewing the hem.
It wasn't as hard as I thought it'd be. Three hours of fun and I get a new outfit!? Eff yeah. Next, we're making a dress. Hoorah!