Woven Maxi Skirt- McCalls 6654 for Knits

Maxi Skirt

Maxi Skirt

Here is a maxi skirt I’ve been working on almost all summer. I fell in love with the fabric I purchased a year ago at Denver Fabrics.  The color is a red/tangerine and I love the wave print, seems perfect for summer.  The skirt pattern is for a knit, McCalls 6654. Tish Gance of HISS Studio told me how to covert the pattern for a woven. I had a lot of problems with the invisible zipper so much so that I ended up putting in just a regular zipper.   And Janet White of JM Designs told me about transparent zippers that are perfect for sheers, chiffon and other light weight fabrics.  I love having friends that know their sewing stuff.  The only problem is I have NO SHOES to wear with this gem. Got to do some later summer shoe shopping!

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Upcoming sewing events for January and beyond

Here is a list of events that are sewing and fashion related in the Denver area.

The Denver Sewing Collective will be at most if not all, and it is going to be a busy couple of months.

Don’t forget DSC now has an established day and time for our North meetings.  We meet every 2nd Thursday of the month from 6-9pm.   Next meeting is February 9th.  Check our website or groupspaces.com for more information.

January 25th is COSewn’s crash course in how to get involved in the Denver Fashion Scene.  Located at Fashion Denver headquarters at 1070 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204.  Meeting starts at 6:30 RSVP on their Facebook page.
Denver Sewing Collective will be at Fabric Bliss for Your Crafty is Showing on February 15th starting at 6pm.

Front Range Contemporary Quilters as usual  has an amazing line up of quilters and garment artisan’s at their monthly meetings.  Two that sound very exciting and  where DSC will be for Meet the Designer are on April 16th with Ayn Hanna.  She will talk about her creative process and her life and work as a fiber artist. Her work is absolutely stunning and will be an interesting night.  Read here for more information.  Price for admission is 10.00 and can be paid at the door.  The 10.00 will go to a year’s membership of 30.00 so if you plan on making this group a regular stop for your sewing and inspiration needs it would be worth it to get the membership.

We again will be meeting another designer at Front Range Contemporary Quilters on May 21st. This one is Carol Mier and she will discuss the importance of creating your own individual style and fashion sense. This is going to be fun.

Don’t forget the Rocky Mountain Sew Expo.  A great place for quilters and crafters but in years past it does not have the focus on garment sewing it once did.  But, maybe this has changed, I’ll be sure to check it out.  That will be February 2 -4 at the Denver Mercandise Mart.

And the mother of them all is the YSL Retrospective at the DAM.  I am going for sure, and I’m getting information on group sales for this event.  All though to be honest I don’t think the logistics of that will work out with so many people only able to go on a specifc time and date.  I don’t want to be left holding 10 tickets to this so, I’ll keep you informed.   Stay tuned for more details on those and other fun and inspiring events.

Leave me comments on things I’ve missed!