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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Hey friends! Remember a million years ago when I posted about my new sewing machine and that sewing class I took and then bragged profusely about all the cool shit I was going to make with my new sewing machine and my new sewing skills and be the next winner of Project Runway and then I never made anything or posted anything and hoped that you'd forget and stop asking me how the sewing was going? Remember that? Yeah, me neither.
Well, I made something!! Get out, I know!!
But for real. I finally made something. A skirt. And it's kinda awesome. Well, not exactly awesome, but just go with me and say that it's awesome and that you love it and it rocks, ok. Please don't hurt my feelings, I've been sick and am very delicate. Ok? Well then, let me tell you about it.
It helps if you have a little calico cat that plays with your tape measure and licks your toes while you're doing all this. If you don't have one of these, I'm not sure you'll ever succeed as a master sewstress. Jigs can be rented out for a small fee, but she makes godawful noises in the car. Maybe you could just come over?
So, it worked. I will admit that I don't love it. I like it...I guess...it's okay.
It's still a little too A-line for my taste. It's more casual-looking than I was hoping for. I wanted it to be more fitted like a pencil skirt, so next time I'll increase the tapering to 1 1/2 inches (instead of just 1/2 inch). And I think I could extend the darts down a little farther so it will be slightly less puffy in the back (I guess I don't have a booty to fill it out). But all in all, it's really not bad!! It's not going to get me on Project Runway, but I will definitely wear it. And I learned a LOT for next time.
What do you think?