We have a fun “meet the panel” week planned for you here on the blog. All week long we will be featuring our six Swingset Skirt sew-along panelists. They’re going to be sharing the materials they’ve selected and talking about their plans for their skirts. I think you’re going to like seeing the fabrics these sewing gal-pals have selected for their Swingset Skirts. We’re kicking it off today with Brienne. A few months ago she stopped by with her fantastic iron-on image tutorial. She’s back and here she is!
Hello there! I’m Brienne, a sewer and a knitter of things for my two children. I occasionally blog at Handmade by Brienne and frequently post photos of my making adventures on Instagram. You can find me here.
I’m so very pleased to be included here as part of this panel. If you’re here, I’ll bet that you appreciate the distinct quality of Oliver + S patterns. Maybe you turn to their patterns when you’re trying to understand the best way to approach a sewing technique. Me too! I make most of what my kids wear so the Playtime Leggings and the School Bus T-shirt are staples for us. And I’m eager to take a crack at the Swingset Skirt.
For this sew-along, I’ll be sewing the skirt as written, though it’s possible that I’ll be adding some tassels to the drawstring. I don’t want the skirt to have too much stiffness so I’m going with a fabric that has good body and plenty of swing. I grabbed this pretty, painted dress off of the sale rack at Target. It’s the perfect weight and its colors reminded me of the gorgeous palate in this photo from Sweet Paul.
We live in Minnesota and our family plays out of doors in all kinds of weather. The skirt will need some layers to go along with it for the upcoming winter so I’ve casted on some leggings and even a sweater to beef it up a bit.
I’m looking forward to seeing what the other panelists are cooking up and to hearing from you. Will you be sewing along?