I’m OVERWHELMED with excitement– the Beginner’s First Ginger Sewalong over at A Fashionable Stitch is upon us! This rainy, dark, and generally horrible day in NYC turned to sunshine and lemon drops once I entered the hallowed halls of Mood Fabric for the first time in my life. It’s… amazing. Organized! Clean! Jam-packed with bolt after bolt of beautiful fabric! I was immediately drawn to this cotton twill for my skirt:
It’s a lovely shade of deep robin’s egg blue (please pardon the crummy photo– it’s been dark, dreary, and impossible to take good pictures for days!) and is a nice sturdy weave. I’m a little worried about the weight of the fabric. I’m not sure if it is a mediumweight or if it’s heavier. I think it will hang nicely, but I forgot in the throes of passion at Mood that my chintzy sewing machine can barely get through more than two layers of lightweight cotton. I’m crossing my fingers that I won’t have any issues sewing with this fabric.
Then THIS happened. I REALLY wanted a pink skirt when I first saw the Ginger pattern, although a cotton candy-colored A-line skirt will probably make me look like a schoolgirl. But since this lighter-weight cotton twill was on a closeout special, I couldn’t resist. I’m planning to whip up a second skirt in this pink with white piping accents after I finish up the first one. I think it will be challenging enough to make the skirt the first time around without fiddling around with piping or other fussy details. But I can’t wait to start working on this version, too!