I did do some sewing before that, though, in July and early August, but none of that stuff got photographed. I made a second version of vintage Butterick 6520 but was annoyed with it and to this day it hangs on my dress form, un-hemmed. Layered over it is a rather crazy-looking Pavlova skirt, made from Ikea fabric that schmeebot sent me. I like the skirt, but it's a bit much for the office, I think ...
Two other skirts were made as well, one that didn't work due to fabric choice (more of the stiff Ikea sheeting), and one that gets worn regularly (made of my favorite, rayon challis). I have photos of neither, of course. (Should work on that.)
|ATCs so far ... I have a strict daily production target.|
December finds me with some time off, and I have been re-discovering this whole hobby thing. ATCs take first priority (more on that later, in another post, another day) but I have done some sewing too, making one skirt for schmeebot (which came out awesome if I do say so myself) and two skirts for me, both of which are a bit too loose in the waist, not because I have changed size but because I have forgotten all those little undocumented adjustments I apparently always made ... so I am out to capture, on paper, exactly how my ideal skirt waistband should fit. If I can nail that, wide vistas of possibility open up before me ...
|Schmeeskirt #?? ... it's corduroy!|
|Ladybugs from one of my early dress projects.|
After such a long absence, I thought about dumping blogging altogether. Who cares about faithful updates on my sewing progress? Well, the answer is ... me! Otherwise I'd really have no idea what I made this year, and which scrap fabrics I've already used for pocket and yoke facings for schmeebot's skirts. I'm also not going to worry so much about restricting myself to "only" sewing prattle. Other stuff may appear here, if I find it useful .... cathartic .... whatever. If you're still following along after a six-month absence presumably you'll tolerate anything I throw up here!