I’m kind of getting a kick out of my weekend sewing projects – I don’t know how long I can keep it up (there are only so many fabric bags one person needs), but it’s a fun way to spend a naked Sunday afternoon.
I’m a little grumpy about how this week’s projects turned out, though – for the life of me, I cannot measure myself properly. Once again I ended up with a skirt that would fit many people, but this time I forged ahead anyway because I was too annoyed at the prospect of another failure. I eventually got extremely creative with following the recipe; adding things that were not required and inventing a lining made out of an old dress – but the end result is something I could probably wear in public without getting arrested:
It’s an extremely lightweight white cotton circle skirt with green polka dots, hemmed with bright pink bias tape and topped with a wide elastic waistband. It turned out pretty good once it was finished, but it’s still too big. I can wear it, but I’ll be the one in the corner hiking her skirt up every two seconds in a somewhat moot attempt to remain decent.
I wanted to add contrasting green/white pockets, but they’d look funny on a circle skirt. I’m kind of in love with the idea of brightly coloured skirts with contrasting hems and pockets, but first I need to find a skirt pattern that I would actually wear but isn’t a circle. I think I may look into the noble square, and see if we can’t come to some sort of agreement.
I did try one other project yesterday, but I failed it spectacularly. Ironically, it’s supposed to be the easiest among all the patterns I have, yet I fucked it up really badly. I seem to be in the “advanced beginner” stage – I’ve made a couple of relatively complicated (for an idiot, like me) things, but the very simple “cut here and sew a straight line” stuff is totally beyond me.
I am a Lady of Leisure for three more days – let’s see how much trouble I can get into.