Archive for Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

October 18, 2011

In our hurry-up world of today, quick changes, all around us (I’m thinking of clothes at the moment).

The wrap-around skirt and its popularity of a few years ago is on my mind. We all had one, as I grew up. It would quickly cover up shorts, etc., for a quick run to the store, that sort of thing.

They are so quick and easy to make. It will take two layers of fabric. Cut them out as if making two skirts, with of course only one waistband. Sew the first skirt together and line it with the second.

The first thing is selecting the fabrics. Of course, you will need like or compatible fabrics, or fabrics that will launder or clean together. Then be sure you launder, or have the fabrics cleaned, before cutting them out. The main thing, of course, is laundering or cleaning of it later. You will soon find it can be a favorite.

Now think on ahead: That same idea applies to dressy wear, an evening skirt perhaps. Remember now, it will also need no slip underneath.

I had A-Line blue, just slightly flared, with a pocket under and between the over-lapping fronts. Oh yes, make sure you make the front to overlap. It will be double in the front, a button on each end to quickly throw around you. Button it and take off, for that hurry-up run to the store or whatever, maybe sudden company you don’t want to catch “me looking like this.”

Little Adam is one of my great-grandchildren. Daddy is grandson Jason, who was home on leave. He is now on his fourth tour of duty, currently in Afghanistan.

Please keep all of our wonderful men on such duty in your prayers, and pray for their families. Jason and “his little buddy” will never forget this trip. The little lad got to watch his daddy board the plane then watch it back out and take off, saying “Daddy has to go to work, far, far away.”

— Aunt Norie, P O Box 265, Tonganoxie, KS 66086 auntnorie@att.net

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