Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Winter Wool Skirt





















I have to say I was very pleased with how well my skirt turned out. For the most part. Except for the part that involved my need to make things much more difficult than they should be and except for the part where I was far to lazy to correctly do the thing that was more difficult.

All that to tell you that I have been sewing for years and still learn several new lessons. For example:

A. Don't buy a pattern that says "For Dummies" anywhere on it. It is actually much more riduculous and confusing than a normal pattern.
B. If you are adding something to your project that is not in the pattern (like an extra lining or interfacing to create stiffness) make sure you're not a lazy incompetent. Those two factors added together will ensure that the project will be a thorn in your side. And that you will swear at several inanimate objects quite profusely.
C. Don't spill coffee on your project mere hours before you need to wear it. You will inevitably smell like coffee all evening. And be rather damp.

8 comments:

Jean said...

VERY cute. You are amazing.

anne said...

Thank you...I do try... ;)

Jean said...

I almost said something about your sexy legs, but didn't know if Andy would appreciate people talking about your legs. Though in a sense, I just did. :)

anne said...

HA! :) He probably would appreciate it, actually...

Carbon said...

Wow, that is a fantabulous job! Great detail in the back too.

I'm with Jean, nice legs and a tush, you would look good in a potato sack girlie :)

Scrapnqueen said...

Looks great. And you made me laugh out loud!

(Shoulda known they would start selling patterns For Dummies sooner or later. They've got everything else!)

anne said...

Thanks guys! :) I think I'm blushing...

Frannie Farmer said...

Wow, I am so envious. I can not sew .. not even a button. Sad, but so true!