Mini-me & I have been sewing denim skirts together this week. This is my 2nd denim project that I have sewn for my month of bleu sewing projects. It started with a blue/pink denim jacket that her older sister passed on to her. This jacket has some history as it is about 17 years old & has been worn by my 3 girls. She was so happy that it finally fit her & asked if I could help her sew a skirt to go with it. This is another project that she completed on her own-from pinning the pattern to the fabric..
cutting the fabric, ironing.....
I was the photographer for once & she did a good job of threading the machine & winding the bobbin!
We made the zipper flower designs by sewing down one side of the zipper & pulling the thread to gather. We then hot glued a section at a time as we made a circle shape.
We hot glued felt to the bottom to pin to our skirts. This is also easy to remove for washing.
Her denim skirt has a pink under tone that matches the 17 year old denim jacket!
I am late in posting this project as our thoughts & prayers have been with the people of Japan during this terrible devastation. Also with a warning to the West Coast here it has been quite a stressful time! If you would like to help you can donate through the Canadian Red Cross on line or
Canadians wishing to help support relief efforts underway are encouraged to contribute by:
By texting the word ASIA to 30333 to make a one-time donation of $5*
By contacting their local Red Cross office. Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Red Cross, earmarked “Japan Earthquake/Asia-Pacific Tsunami” and mailed to the Canadian Red Cross National Office, 170 Metcalfe Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2P2.