I finished another pleated skirt! This time, I used corduroy. I think it looks pretty cute on Jessica. :)
Jessica totally agrees!
She is a beautiful model.
Here’s a close up of the skirt. I tried really hard to make the grain straight, and it paid off!
I was having a little trouble with the needle though. My mom had bought some extra for the machine, but I don’t think they go with it. So the needle would randomly snag the bobbin thread and cause a tangle. Plus it would make strange bumping sounds. And above, you can see that the needle missed a few stitches on the top stitch. So I got out a needle that came with the machine and exchanged it for the other one. It worked great! I sewed up the back seam, and it went seamlessly right through both sides of the elastic. I had trouble with that last time, but this time I didn’t. I have yet to try it out more, but I plan to be sewing with the right needle from now on. I hope the next skirt I make is good enough to sell in Peppermint Pursuits!
Thanks for reading! Have any of you been sewing recently?
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