Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Humpfh....

Ever have projects that just sit there and tempt you?! I've been itching to making an adult version of my patchwork skirt for weeks now... it has sat there patiently in my TO DO basket, all cut and ironed and ready to go... I paired 2 fun Freshcut prints that I know Gina (friend, fellow sewer, and willing guinea pig) would love. But I couldn't start it b/c I hadn't finished a few other things in the works. It's been killing me!

Finally, yesterday afternoon I finished up the last of my big orders (a slew of wetbags for Erin at Diaper Daisy) so when Higgy (my eldest pooch) woke me up at 5 am today to go out , I decided to stay up and attack the skirt. Coffee and cat by my side, I was in complete bliss :) The rest of the house was asleep and would be for a couple of hours yet... ahhhhh...

By the time Syd woke up, the skirt was done:


I was happy, but... (there's always a but), it just didn't look right - too wide and frumpy. (in the picture I pinned the back of the skirt to keep it on the hanger - it wasn't that fitted). Humpfh... "I'll have to have Gina try it on" I told myself, and quickly packed it in my beach bag to take to the lake later in the morning.

Gina loved the print and design, and quickly put it on to see how it fit. Another friend (who happens to be pregnant as well - we are due 4 days apart!) asked Gina if it was a maternity skirt... hmmmm.... it was indeed too big. Back to the drawing board! I made some fixes today and will have to change the pattern in the future.

Anticipation...elation...frustration...who'd ever think crafting would be so emotional?

5 comments:

I am Jen said...

It will be when you are pregnant. I remember calling the people I bought my sewing machine from when I was pregnant with Bertha, telling them it wasn't working right, it was looping and I was due in a few weeks and so sad I couldn't finish my slipcovers in time. Well stupid me, I was threading it wrong. But I couldn't think straight and did not believe it. Maybe you could add some darts in there to slim it down?

stacy said...

It looks so pretty in the picture, I'm sorry that it's too big. Put it away for awhile and take a break, it'll be less frustrating when you haven't seen it for awhile. In the mean time, make something quick and fun - it's guaranteed to put you right on track!

Lynn said...

That skirt looks beautiful... the darts are a good idea!

Kris said...

Darts! What a great idea! I'll have to check out the SEW WHAT! SKIRTS book to see if they have any pointers. I ended up taking apart the side seams and reduced the size of 2 panels - Gina came over yesterday and it fits perfectly! YIPPEE!!

thewoodenspool said...

How gorgeous! Some darts would work! I love this creation!