Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Lily & Will and a Pattern Review



Some gorgeous fabric arrived yesterday...I won a giveaway from Anne of Bunny Hill Designs, and her new line for Moda, Lily & Will, is absolutely beautiful!  Anne sent along a charm pack which has the blue, pink, and green colorways, and then a fat quarter bundle of the green colorway.  I think my first project will be a table runner for my dining room using the green and beige bundle.  The neutrals in this line are absolutely wonderful too...they will be great backgrounds to have in so many projects.  The colors are so soft and sophisticated...and yet fun and whimsical too!  I really love them...thank you Anne!




I've had this Sew Serendipity skirt pattern for quite a while now...and after seeing some great versions from market on Kay's blog I decided to make my own.


I used three different Meadowsweet fabrics for my version...one for the yoke, one for the skirt body, and another for the hem band; I wish I could have used the same fabric for my yoke as for the hem band, but I didn't have enough fabric.  Really, I would highly recommend this pattern.  It was simple to make and had so many options. I have done a lot of garment sewing before, but I think anyone could sew this pattern...the instructions are that clear. The pattern has all size options included and suggests you don't cut the pattern but rather fold it back to make your size. I'm glad I did this since I fell between two sizes and made the larger one, but I think there is plenty of ease built into the pattern, and I'll make the smaller size next time. I think instead of folding, though, that I'll trace my size onto some pattern paper I have so that I can still use the pattern to make skirts for my daughters in their sizes. I love the top-stitching and edge stitching that really makes the skirt look "finished."  Also, the pattern calls for an invisible zipper, and Kay has a great tutorial listed on her sidebar which really helped (you don't have to buy the invisible zipper foot, either)! Another great thing about this pattern is that there are options available from knee length to ankle length with a variety of other embellishments you can add...double hem bands, ruffles, gathers, bows, and even a fabric flower!  This is a great pattern...it was the first piece of clothing I've sewn for myself in so long...and it was kind of fun...but I'm back to quilting again already!  Have a wonderful day!

26 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Don't you love that Lily and Will? I couldn't resist all three colorways -- I think I'm going to save them in my Grandma Hope Chest. ;-)

Love your skirt -- I'll bet it gets rave reviews if you wear it to church!

Carrie P. said...

Congratulations on your winnings. You lucky girl.
And look at your skirt. It is so cute. Great job.

Lori Holt said...

I love the skirt Sherri! now you can wear your favorite fabrics.
Lucky you on that gorgeous fabric win!...Have fun with it...
x
lori

julieQ said...

Such gorgeous fabrics, congrats. on your win! I really like your skirt...it has been years since I have done any garment sewing at all, wonder if I still can?

Cara said...

I'm soooo jealous that you got your hands on those lovelies!

Sinta Renee said...

Those are the sweetest fabrics in that bundle! Congratulations on the win! Your skirt is really cute. I have a few of the Serindipity patterns... I guess I might just have to make one!

Chocolate Cat said...

Congratulations on winning the Lily & Will fabric! Can't wait to see what you make from it. Love your skirt!!

Madame Samm said...

Ohhh you lucky young lady ( lovely collection)...and the skirt, is really nice...Funny I don't ever think of making anything wearable even though I started off as a seamstress...mmmmm you have inspired me...pretty legs too ...

blessings ms

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the win!

Your skirt is fabulous, as are your recent quilts. I love love love the BOM that you did with your Minick & Simpson stash. Be still my heart! Jelly Parfait makes my heart sing. Gorgeous work!

Sue-Anne said...

Congratulations on your win. Looks like a beautiful bunch of fabric there.
Your skirt looks great too.

sewcolorful said...

That turned out wonderfully. Thanks for the review. I've been eyeing that pattern, but wasn't sure about it, I guess now is the time I jump in with both feet. Thanks.

Terriaw said...

Great review of that skirt pattern! It looks so good on you. Congrats on your awesome giveaway! I can't believe you won ALL those goodies. I haven't seen this new collection yet, so I'm off to explore.

Nedra said...

Congratulations on your win. Knowing you, you will have something made with it in no time.
The skirt turned out really cute. Is that you wearing it?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Have fun with Lily and Will Sherri! I'll be watching for your creations with it.
Great skirt! I haven't sewn garments in like forever. May have to try it again too.

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Joanne said...

FYI: I have a reservation for a complete bundle os Bliss when it comes out!! It is so gorgeous !!

Tracey said...

Great news on your win, they are wonderful fabric enjoy making something new

Take care

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh so fun! Love your skirt! Have a great day!

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

OH lucky you and look at those yummy fabrics ;) Your skirt is adorable ;) It turned out so sweet.
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Laura said...

Hi Sherri,
I also won one of Anne Sutton's bundles of joy! I have grandsons so was sent the blue color line. I'm in heaven!! Great review of the skirt pattern - it looks great:)
Laura T

Micki said...

Congratulations on your win and what a lovely skirt!
Micki

Material Mary said...

The skirt turned out adorable and looks lovely on. Now you are stylin...
Mary

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Sherri, these wonderful fabric you won from Anne are just amazingly beautiful! I really adore Bunny hill designs! Oh my and look at your gorgeous skirt!! I love how you have 3 different fabrics! I am inspired to try to make something wearable for me! I bought a dress making pattern a while ago and i have yet to fight my fear and try to make a dress for me. Seeing your skirt just inspires me to give it a go! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

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Maree: said...

Congratulations on your Win...that Fabric looks Divine...
cheers

Cindy said...

What a fun win - congrats.

Your skirt is wonderful. I love making garments too.

Right now I'm about to cut out a backpack to take to Sisters next month.