FIRST, let me say I’m pissed at my mailman. Though I never actually get to see him (her?) I’m STILL missing my swap stuff, my VQB fabric and various and sundry other things. ::STEAM:: I think he (again, she?) withholds things (or loses) them. Perhaps I have misdirected anger at the US Postal System, but I digress.
Whew. Sorry ’bout that!
On to my verbal happy dance! I completed my FIRST project that I’m not ashamed to wear outside of my living room. (AND I plan on wearing it OUT today!) A while back (ok a REALLY long time ago) I signed up to participate in Randi’s Sew-Along. I got the pattern and fabric from her shop and they promptly sat here for a couple of months.
Yesterday, I got inspired! The pattern is The Versatile Wrap Skirt by Make it Perfect and it was a SNAP! I mean, I’ve been trying to sew garments for a long time now and have NOT been successful. In fact, I’ve been extraordinarily unsuccessful but and I only goofed ONE time on this (totally my fault)! So without further ado…
– When I drew out my pattern pieces, I made the body 18″ instead of 20″.
– Fabric is Jennifer Paginelli (Flower Power, Kate’s Wish in light blue)
– I completed my SECOND ever successful buttonhole 🙂
My goof was sewing the hem onto the top of the skirt, not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things, it did need a band there too. It just made for some interesting piecing on my ties.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! Don’t you?
(Forgive low quality photos, it is not the camera’s fault. The fault lies in my dirty mirror…yikes!)
I’ve also been busy doing other things this week! For example, I’ve organized my fabrics into airtight bins (Thank YOU Target for your back to school organizational sales!)
AND THEY’RE BAAAACK!
Happy Friday, ya’ll!