After one week of learning how to use a sewing machine I finally got to make a skirt. Alexandra invited me to her workshop of creating circle skirts. I was so excited to be there and to learn sewing a piece of clothing. Although I want to focus on creating clothes, I started to sew accessories and other ‘basic’ stuff.
The workshop was very useful for me because I had no clue about the process of creating a skirt. I first learned how I should draw the project, then how to select the proper fabric. The last step was deciding the measurements (or actually measuring).
That day I was there with two other girl who wanted to sew their first skirts too. We carefully listened the explanations that Alexandra gave us and stared working.
At first I was sure that sewing a circle skirt was going to be an easy job. All those steps seemed facile, but it’s actually tricky. If you don’t pay enough attention and you don’t have patience, you can easily screw things up.
It’s very important to carefully measure off the fabric and to do the right cuts. After that the beauty of the skirt consists in the accuracy of the hem line. I did mess up some stitches simply because I was impatient to quickly finish my first skirt. But all in all, at the end of the day I had a skirt that hit my taste.
After some more measurements, I learned how to create a waistband that looks good. I really enjoy this part of the process! I love do to the math and to adjust de fabric to fit the future product. Let’s say that’s one of my guilty pleasures.
At the end of the workshop I sew the zipper – a pink one – and my skirt was ready to wear!
Ta-daaa: This is it! I am so proud of my first piece of garment.
After I got home I spent my whole evening trying out many outfits that could work with my skirt. Soon enough I started working on my second skirt because I was outwearing my first one. The feeling of wearing your own creation is amazing!