You may remember that one of my New Years Resolutions was to make the Nutcracker Doll on the cover of Stitched in Time: Yeah. I haven't even begun working on that. Unless you consider walking by the book on a daily basis and occassionally glancing at the cover, "working" on it. Which I do.
I did recently accomplish something on my ever-growing mental list of things to do....I made myself a skirt.It's the Betsy Ross No Pattern Skirt. I've had the link to it saved on my computer for a long time now while I worked up the nerve to cut into the fabric.
I made a few mistakes while making this and at one point had to rip some seams out and start certain steps over again, but for the most part it came together easily. I would estimate that from start to finish, it took me about five hours, completed over a period of three days. I took things real slow.
The only true flaw is that I made it a bit big in the waist, but that doesn't bother me too much. A lot of my clothes are big in the waist. I have two bad habits:
*When I buy clothes, I never try them on.
*I always misjudge my size and think I'm larger than I am.
So this skirt pretty much fits like everything else in my closet.
I definitely plan on making more of these. Now that I've successfully completed one, I think I can tweak the tutorial a bit to better suit my body and be sure to make it fit in the waist. Plus, since I know not to make the same mistakes as last time, the whole process won't take very long at all.
The style of the skirt is perfect for my life: cute and fun, yet long enough so that all my junk doesn't hang out if I were to mistakenly bend at the waist and not at the knee. Watch for it this spring and summer as I model it (the skirt, not my junk) at grocery stores and play parks all over town.