My first garment sewing class is over! I learned quite a bit.
Cutting and laying out the delicate tissue-paper pattern pieces:
Installing my very first zipper:
It was definitely an imperfect job, with uneven stitching, but I'm very pleased that it came together into an actual skirt. It should've fit snugly at the waist like this:
But although the proportions were technically correct, the skirt was several inches too big. I measured I measured myself carefully and had Todd do the measurements to make sure I was accurate. I just don't know where I went wrong.
It's all right, though, since it was just a practice skirt. I will just the waist of a currently-fitting skirt and use that measurement next time. I bought a ton of retro patterns last week:
Others were modern but had the look I wanted.
I also bought enough gingham and madras to make several dresses:
Thankfully, the cats are great help with my work!
I've been making more of my healthy and quick summer meals and thought I'd post a few here with recipes attached. Last week I made
Shrimp and Couscous Foil Packets with Avocado-Mango Salsa (my modifications: fish and roasted asparagus over rice):
Tomato, Basil, and Fresh Mozzarella Tart (my modifications: fresh spinach!):
Skillet Chicken with Creamy Spinach Artichoke Sauce:
All in under 30 minutes and extremely healthy. Hope you'll give one a try. Have a great week!