Simplicity again; a skirt

Good afternoon everybody!…I hope all is well and you’re all right today….I’m doing well too; can complain but I won’t….I
 got up earlier than I expected myself to (9am) because I told myself I would sleep all the way in….the sewing bug disagreed and so I am now the proud owner of a flow-y skirt….I believe I meant to make this skirt a while ago but I probably changed my mind…I remember wanting to but I believe I made a McCall’s one instead….This skirt is courtesy of Simplicity again; they’ve been having some cool patterns lately (pattern number in the photos)…..
I decided to make View B; which doesn’t have a waistband but I cut one out anyway….I’ll probably add it the next time I wear it because I already see myself styling it differently than I will today….and the lack of waistband on the view I chose didn’t stop me from being confused because there were no instructions on how to sew the waistband onto my view…..I so have “derrrrr” moments sometimes….Well at least I don’t have to cut it out and its already ready already…hahahahahaha
My skirt was whipped up using some 44 inch wide quilting cotton I scored from Tuesday Morning on one of my “I wont buy anything today; I’ll just look trips”…..I paid $20 bucks for 5 yards of it; but the tag said it was originally $55 bucks….I was going to work with my usual (knits) but I opted to work with some good ole’ cotton today….sewed up quite well with no unpicking or other snags….it was a very quick sew too….The fabric looks kinda Ankara-ish which is why I chose it for this dress AND the reason I’m adding the waistband on the very next wear….I almost did it today but the way I’m wearing it wont show it off much so I can wait I suppose….
I’m still in the runnings for a new iron but I cant decide on if I want an Oliso, Rowenta, or something I saw called a “Low Boy”…..I really don’t have time for another contraption though; which made me kinda shy away from the whole “Low Boy” set up….However the Oliso was coooooolllll….the Rowenta kinda looked too big and bulky but I liked some of its features a lot….okay I’m rambling like I tend to do so I’ll talk to you good folks later….Have y’all been sewing any makes lately?…..any suggestions on a new iron?….let me know!

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Nichelle Shayne

I sew a whole lot, I buy waaaaayyyyy too much fabric, and I have an obsession with books (especially sewing books and magazines), shoes, and fat quarters (and I don't even quilt)...Bags will always hold a special place in my heart; I still make em from time to time.....random fact about me**the pin cushions on the front page were made by my Mama and me....She made the yellow one and I whipped up the red one.....I can ramble all day about sewing and I feel a good ramble coming on sewwwww I'll stop here (pun intended).....Oh! My name is Christy but all my friends call me Chris!

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