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As a Martha Pullen licensed sewing teacher I love to learn new sewing techniques and I equally enjoy teaching sewing techniques to others.  You can also find me teaching Bernina Customer Courses at my local Bernina dealer.  In addition, I demonstrate Stampin' Up products.  I am a servant of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, wife of one, mom of two, and grandma of five.  Welcome to my sewing and crafting studio!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Colette Patterns Meringue Skirt

My Meringue Skirt muslin fit great everywhere except the length.  I decided to add 2 inches to the pattern and now I'm ready to go!  The fabric I decided on (I think) is a velveteen print by Anna Maria Horner.  My only reservation is that it is quite a large, bold print and I usually go for something a bit more reserved.  I will have to pay special attention to the cutting layout since it has a nap and and one way print.  Ugh!!!  IMO, cutting is the most dreaded part of sewing.  The rest is fun.  :)

I would welcome any and all comments on your experience sewing with velvet or velveteen and/or bold prints.  It is with a bit of trepidation that I move forward with this fabric decision.  Thank you for any pointers you wish to share.