Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sewing a Circle Skirt with Voodoo Rabbit Fabric and Funky Friends Factory

A few weekends ago Voodoo Rabbit (Ky and Cloud) had a fun filled sewing day with Pauline from Funky Friends Factory. Pauline and I sewed up some cool 50s style circle skirts and Cloud started a Hummingbird inspired pencil/straight skirt (more on that skirt in a future post ;)

Although a deft hand at sewing soft toys Pauline hasn't really sewn clothing before so this was a new challenge for her and I got a chance to test out my teaching skills. 

Cutting out
Pockets successfully attached to the front of the skirt, now what?
Pauline's first invisible zipper, looks pretty good doesn't it :)

Pauline testing the twirl factor of her skirt - it met her approval :) If you come and visit us at Rockabilly Riot this is probably what you are going to find her doing.

Voodoo Rabbit have some Circle Skirt classes coming up where you can learn how to sew a Full Circle Skirt with side seam pockets, invisible back zipper and a waistband. You will also learn how to fussy cut your fabric so that you get the best-looking skirt possible from your chosen design.
Convenient pockets sewn into the side seams.
If you would like to be part of our Circle Skirt workshop the first class will be held on Sunday July 21 from 10am - 5pm (1hr break for lunch) and the second will be in September. More information and sign up can be found in our webstore: Learn to Sew - Circle Skirt (July 21).
Finished circle skirts, what do you think? Pauline used Tiki Winki Poppy by Michael Miller and I used Hula Skull Black by Alexander Henry.
- Ky