So Glad Today is Fun, er, Sunday
The good news is I’m back in the saddle and sewing. It really helped to have a deadline and an easy project to start with. I can’t believe it’s been probably over a year since the last time I sewed anything. When I had to get ready for my new hardwood floors to be installed, I had to pack everything up. Finally, things are back in place, and the machine is humming.
I am going to have to get a better sewing table however – eventually. Right now, though, I’ll put up with the wobble and the rattle the folding table makes when the machine really gets going.
Yesterday at Elise’s party, it was too cool in the morning to wear my new party dress, so I wore my standard issue black pants. I can’t get away with wearing these too much longer – and that’s good – because they are falling off me. YAY! Still, I have nothing else to wear, so I thought today I might whip up a quick and simple skirt. Just a couple seams, a hem, and either an elastic waistband or a zipper closing.
I’ve been scared to make any skirts for myself since the day I rode the bus and one of my skirts I made had split open at the seam. I blamed it on a big butt and bad fabric. Well, my butt’s a *bit* smaller these days, and I think I can use different fabric.
Anyway, I have a lot of projects on deck – reading pillows for the grandkids, for one. But I need clothes, so a quick skirt seemed to be a good idea.
Some of my pattern choices are as follows (many seem to be out of print):
Simplicity 5351 – I’ve made this before – the long version – but for it to hang right off my hips, it needed a heavier fabric than I used at the time. (Looks to be out of print)
Simplicity 5065 (must be out of print)
McCalls 4783 – I like this one, but I’m not so sure about the side waist/hip panel. I might shorten that some, because it’s a cute skirt.
So the fun part now is deciding which one to make and which fabric to use. I’m happy I have a lot of choices at my disposal, but sometimes too many choices gives me analysis paralysis. LOL. I’m aiming for a shorter skirt – just below the knee, but I’m not sure. Thoughts?