About the Categories

As I'm sewing my way through blog-land, I'm rating every tutorial I use - according to skill level and three ratings. Here is the break down of those:

Jump Right In: This tutorial is well organized and easy to follow. Don't worry about it, just jump right in!

Make a Muslin: The theory is good. The design is worth making, but the instructions are out of order or difficult to understand. Don't make the first one out of your "good fabric".

Don't Cut That: I imagine there won't be many of these. However, if I do use this rating, it will be because the tutorial is fraught with mistakes and misleading directions. Honestly, it would have to be pretty bad.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wrap Skirts that don't fly open - OH MY!

After being tipped off by a friend, I devoured the connimom wrap skirt tutorial.  From that, I made my first clothing item for me!

  The instructions were incredibly clear and concise.  This is the first one I made, and I had pretty much zero sewing experience.

  I made it out of clearance twill from Joann's...and still wear it in the fall.  :)

Then later, I went back for the tutorial to make the girls' each a little kid-sized one (before I learned to print and file tutorials) and it was gone!!

I was frantic - because of course I didn't start until the night before I needed the skirts!  But, after literally an hour of searching, I found it! 

So, without further ado, here it is - the bestest wrap skirt tutorial around:  the connimom (aka Mamahen) wrap skirt, 
Part 1 and Part 2  

Oh, and the girls' skirts:


  1. I checked out the tutorials and they are very lovely. I have been scared of wrap skirts because of that small detail of flying open but am so making this skirt this weekend.
    Lots of hugs from Kenya and congrats on your new blog. Will be looking forward to your posts.
    Ps: Let me share with you one of my favorite sewing blogs:- http://www.dana-made-it.com/.
    Lots of tutorials and nice pics.

  2. Hi Jackie! Thanks for the comment. :) I had the exact same fear, but I PROMISE this skirt doesn't do that. How funny that you mentioned Dana Made It. I have SEVERAL of her tutorials in my draft box. :) I just posted the first one. I'm trying to catch up 4 years of sewing, so it should be interesting. Come back often, and let me know what you think.


  3. Hey Lori,
    I finally got my own sewing machine! I can't wait to use it when I get back to Texas ( I am in Fl.) I look forward to using your blog to help me. It is great!!! I am intimidated but I think with your blog...and prayer...I just might be able to do it! I look forward to coming back often and don't be surprised to see me in your e-mail inbox seeking advice! ;) Again, your blog is great...thanks for putting it together!


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