Believe it or not, I have been sewing a few things besides pillowcases. These binder covers are a bit of a preview of an idea that I have for Christmas presents. I sewed up the one above for storing my pattern ideas and sketches. I mentioned the idea of pretty fabric binder covers to Morgan, my oldest daughter, and she insisted that she needed a stack for her college classes. Facing those early morning Government classes has to be easier when your binder is this pretty, right?
Samantha’s been a little neglected in the sewing area lately, and she really needs a few outfits that she can wear to church. I played around with overlapping the tiers in this skirt since it’s sewn with knit fabrics that won’t fray. It has sort of an intentionally messy look to it that I really like.
This print fabric is from Michael Miller’s new cotton interlocks. I love that the more well-known fabric designers are introducing knit fabrics! I just noticed on the back of the new Stitch magazine that Moda is introducing interlocks, too. Now, my biggest request is for boyish fabrics. Oh, what I would give for MM’s Rocket Rascals or Treasure Island on cotton interlock . . .
Do you ever outgrow the desire for a skirt with a little twirl factor?