Sunday, June 19, 2011

Scooter Skirt and Shirt

Maybe a better title for this post is: "It is more fun to start a new project than to work on one"

Maybe I'm the only one who does this, but I love dreaming up a project and buying new fabric. (Especially the buying new fabric part) Than I work on it all gung-ho for a day or two.

But when it is so close to being done and only the most mundane of details are left to complete, I abandon it for a new, more exciting project. It took me two weeks to force myself to finish the hem and the buttonholes on the shirt. Bah!

I learned there was a reason I don't usually make shirts. Tailored shirts are on a whole different skill level than I currently possess. I won't point out all my mistakes to prove it though. You will not find any close up pics of the collar and let's not even talk about the hem. . .

The buttonholes though are beautiful if I do say so myself. But I can't really take credit for them. I have an old treadle Singer that has been converted with an electric motor that has a buttonhole attachment. It makes the most bee-you-tiful buttonholes.

The fabric is from a collection by Timeless Treasures: Vespa Scooters on Paris and I used this pattern.


  1. It looks really cute and I wouldn't point out any mistakes!!!!

  2. very cute! the outfit looks perfect!

  3. Adorable!...and that sewing machine...Oh my!...


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