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Scratching that itch


The sewing machine has been liberated from it’s basement prison, and I am scratching that itch.  What did I choose to make?  Something that wasn’t even on my list…


I’m making a nice little pile of skirts in vintage fabrics.  They’re (mostly) not for me, though.  They’re destined for the shop, in fact.  I’ve been hesitant to make and sell apparel in the past, but I’m going to dip my toe in the water and see how it goes.  Stay tuned!

First sheet skirt of the season

P.S.  How could I not keep the polka dot one?!


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6 thoughts on “Scratching that itch

  1. That’s so cute! I would also keep a polka dot one! I’m also into sewing skirts now, but in xxxs, for little girls. Maybe I should make some for myself too… One always ends up sewing more for other people…

    1. Not me 🙂 I sew more for myself, but I honestly think that’s a confidence thing. Now that I’ve had three years to get used to sewing, maybe I’ll see more of a shift into sewing for others!

  2. So cute Lisa! I have just finished washing a truckload of vintage sheets and blankets that was given to me and my daughters. I think I hear summer sun dresses calling my name.I found a tutorial on very purple person’s blog that will fit the bill for a mature person like me. Can’t wait to get started scratching.

    1. That sounds great! I am thinking of getting the Built By Wendy Dresses book back out and having a second try at it. It takes some encouragement from my inner voice first, though – dresses are just so much more complicated than elastic-waist skirts!

  3. This is so weird, I haven’t been in touch w/you in a while, but tonight I’m looking at our vintage sheet swap from 2 years ago and then here you are! I love my “black eyed susan” sheet skirt. I love all of my sheet skirts! I’m going to wear one tomorrow. Happy Spring!
    .-= See Mary’s latest blog post: Postcard Exchange – SPRING =-.

    1. Must be that time of year! Did you know I found another sheet in that same flower pattern recently? The only difference is the flowers are green instead of yellow. I think I like the yellow ones better, but still it’s fun 🙂

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