When I cut the skirt for my Mother, I also cut one for myself. How convenient, same pattern, same size - might as well go ahead and get all the cutting out of the way. Same thread, same construction process - I could even use a production line method and get them finished simultaneously. Great idea, but it just didn't work out that way. The production line idea fell by the wayside, and after finishing the first skirt I had no desire to do another. I really wanted a solid black wool skirt in my wardrobe, but I was just in the mood to make something other than another skirt. I wanted to fold my skirt up and chunk it into a "do later" box.
But you do know all about my SELF IMPOSED SEWING RULE! The one where I don't get to start a new project until I finish the one I've already started. I think the rule came into play back in '10 or maybe '09, but it has really helped me. I haven't had a UFO flying or laying around for at least two years.
To that end, here's a self photo of my black wool pencil skirt. Yes, I wore it today even though we had perfect Spring weather. After all, I've got to get some wear out of my winter stuff, even though we never know what season the weather will portray from day to day.
Today during a brief sewing thought I asked myself these questions:
- Don't you have enough clothes? After all you can barely get anything more in that closet; and
- Are you sewing out of greed or out of need?
- Yes, I really do have enough.
- Neither; I'm sewing for THE LOVE OF THE GAME