i gone done made a skirt

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:

ed does not love me enough to model the skirt without pants on

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.

 

4 thoughts on “i gone done made a skirt

    • I could do that! I could also make more – Shan’s already asked for one, and I could use the practice :D Email me if you want – kimli at this domain dot com!

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