Modern Sewing / Meet Ups

This past weekend was our first ever Modern Sewing Meetup organized by the lovely Shannon from luvinthemommyhood. I am a novice when it comes to sewing even though I've been doing it on and off since I was little. My mother bought me a Bernina a few years back for my birthday and I have been dying to put it to good use.

Jane Richmond Blog - modern sewing meet-ups
Jane Richmond Blog - modern sewing meet-ups
Jane Richmond Blog - modern sewing meet-ups
{ Amy and her Quilt}

With sewing I'm always winging it and failing miserably. I never follow a pattern which always leads to unfinished or poorly finished projects that often get scrapped. Searching for a project was a ton of fun, there are endless online sewing tutorials that will walk you through each step. I chose the Pocket Skirt by Jessica from Running with Scissors. It was super easy and I was amazed to find out that sewing with elastic thread is dead easy!

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Here is my finished skirt, I love the pockets!
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I used an old bed sheet I'd purchased from Value Village (I have a collection). I used the piped hem of the sheet to my advantage along the bottom of the skirt, it worked out really well. The only thing I regret is using elastic from my stash that was too wide (1/2 inch), it makes the top of the skirt look just a little bulky. I may buy the right stuff and swap it out... it would be easy to do.

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Satin Moon was so generous to host our group. Once we were there they were so kind and helpful, we even had an off duty crafter join in - it was so great to meet you Sarah! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us!!!

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