- I know you won't believe me, but I am really trying to turn this thing off!
- BUT, I'm still having so much fun with it. There are so many skirts that I planned to make and never got around to doing - and now they are all just pulling at me - calling out to me to bring them into fruition - and I just can't ignore them any longer.
- Alethia of KASSMINS CREATIONS commented that maybe I should do a skirt sew-a-long next fall. I am so sorry (and apologize to anyone who might have been interested) that I didn't turn this thing into a sew-a-long from the very start. The idea for it just popped up, and I just ran with it without thinking about anyone else. How selfish of me! I was too far into it to turn back. I do know that FAR of MEMORY SEED was inspired to make her very first skirt ever!!!, and several other readers said that they were motivated to make up some past due skirts too - and that's a good thing!
It's been a GREAT sewing weekend as I had a chance to spend the last 3 full days in my newly renovated space. I didn't produce as much as I would have liked to, but I just enjoyed being in here strategically placing all my sewing stuff.
I wanted to include a picture of my new Carnival addition. I used Butterick 5566 - think this pattern came out in Fall 2010. I remember drooling over Carolyn's (DIARY OF A SEWING FANTATIC) skirt using this pattern where she combined a woven fabric with faux leather. When I emailed her to find out where she purchased the leather, she offered to gift some of hers - so this skirt is compliments of Carolyn. Of course I didn't get around to making the skirt for a long time - remember I mentioned skirts calling out to me - well this was one of them. I'd had the leather so long I forgot when it was that she sent it. I emailed her again yesterday to find out and she said it was March 2011. I should have at least make the skirt last fall, but oh well...
|Close-up of the patterned leather detailed front|
|The ever growing parade of skirts|
I have a plan to show off my collection that will be coming up very soon - so be on the look out o.k. I'm planning on making the Pamela skirt now and then move on to a dress that started calling out to me today, but who knows?????
WHAT SEWING PROJECTS ARE CALLING OUT TO YOU?????