The world’s cutest pincushion. I nabbed this little beauty at Madison’s annual Craftacular a few years ago. The artist who made the pincushion has an Etsy store filled with other remarkable felted creations.
This gentle curve will fit over my hips.
I pinned the front and back pieces together, right sides facing each other. I stuck in the pins so they would be easy to remove as I sewed the seam, with pinheads facing me. I also arranged my sewing with the bulk of the fabric at my left. Placing fabric to the right of the needle pushes it through the opening made by the horizontal and upright arms, which is awkward. (Click here for a diagram of a basic sewing machine, and you’ll better understand what I’m talking about.)
This is a ham, and it will make curvy parts of your clothes look awesome.
You can see in the photo above how low the skirt sits without darts. The horizontal line in the middle of my dress form is the narrowest part of my body, my true waist, and it’s where I want the top of the skirt to be.
Tune in next time for possibly the most important part of making the skirt: getting the darts just perfect.
OH MY. Is that the cutest skirt ever? Yes, I believe it is.
that is totally cute.