Saturday, March 18, 2006
When the husband is out of town, what's a girl to do?
My finished skirt for Sew? I knit! as well as a lovely red for Project Spectrum
I used Betsy Ross pattern 001 "One Hot Skirt" and some random fabric I got at Jo-Ann's last year.
I can't express how much I love this skirt. Over at the sew along there were comments made about the skirt being on the actual waist vs. on the hips as so many of us wear our skirts these days. So I made it one size bigger & got the perfect fit on my hips.
Putting in the zipper was the only real challenge I had. I thought I had it on the first try when I realized that I had sewn the skirt on to itself closing part of the waist! OOPS! It was easily remedied but in the moment I was less than pleased.
I can't wait to make another skirt with this pattern & with some skills under my belt! The pattern is really honestly so well written & easy to follow I would highly recommend it to a novice sewer.
So, now I'm off to celebrate! I think I will curl up with a glass of wine, my elfine socks & A Very Long Engagement. My idea of a perfect Saturday home alone!!
Heh, sounds like my perfect evening... oh, wait, it's what I'm doing this evening, albeit with a different book. :)
LOVE the skirt -- so twirly and flirty. i can't sew in a zipper to save my life, so i'm in awe of you.
I loved A Very Long Engagement... any Audrey Tautou will do!