Well I started the skirt this morning around 9:30 and by noon this where I’m at:
It may not look like much, but the yoke is complete with casting for the elastic and the skirt is basted for the gathering and pinning to the yoke. Aside from a 15 minute struggle with bobbin and threading issues (something was backwards), this has gone pretty smooth. I’m nervous about stitching close to the edge, but find it’s getting better each time.
There is one minor error with the skirt; I realized my stitch length is too long. I’m not ripping it out and starting over. I can live with it. I will make sure the rest of my sewing is with the appropriate number of stitches per inch. Who knew sewing has a gauge of sorts too?
It is a pretty project, and a refreshing change from a frustrating one. Enjoy!