It's finally summer! We had a beautiful warm weekend, I finally got around to getting some outdoor plants, I cleaned out my car...
To that end, I decided I needed a better trash bag for my car. I've seen several sewn bags around the interwebs and came up with my own
Fabrics from stash: a heavy cotton canvas for the main bag and some scraps of quilt cotton for binding and pockets. I figure it's a lot better than grocery bags hung over the gear shift.
To celebrate summer, I used my ice cream maker to make frozen coffee
I used this recipe from YumSugar for "Vietnamese style" coffee. It tastes so good... mmm...
And, I made a skirt (gasp)
I used some fabric from my stash that I wasn't too emotionally attached to and used the directions for a 6 gore skirt from Patterns That Fit You.
I'm not completely happy with the hem, I took the lazy way out and just sewed a straight machine hem around. If/when I make another I'll hem it properly.
I installed a zipper using this tutorial from Sew Mama Sew. It made it SO much easier to sew in the zipper, since it uses glue to tack down the zipper, rather than pins.
I'm quite happy with the skirt, now I just need to actually begin wearing skirts...