I proudly present to you the reason I have not been blogging, cooking or food shopping....
I have been making skirts..not just one but a grand total of 6 skirts.
I am just now celebrating the one week anniversary since the completion of my very first skirt...it is mine and not pictured above because nobody can take my picture right now to show you. I am sure I can model it for you soon.
I got a simple Simplity pattern and quickly whipped up my first skirt skipping the first 9 steps where they direct you to make pockets. It looked a little trickey so I skipped it. I did not want the pockets to get in the way of me wearing a skirt I made myself to Mass last Sunday. I am so glad I skipped that step and jumped right into the skirt. Since last Saturday I have added little tricks to spice up the simple pattern. In Molly's skirt I used rick-rack when joining the panels and I also used 2 different fabrics to see what that would look like. I loved it.
I also made skirt for Lucy with a ribbon hem. So fun and somewhat addicting.
Off to finish my first skirt with pockets. The pockets turned out to be pretty simple but I am glad I waited to get some basic things figured out before I jumed into pockets. What is next?? Button holes and eventually a zipper. Tonight I may try a ruffle. To think all this fun is brought to me by a needle and thread.
Anyone sew and have any good books to recommend or web sites to visit PLEASE let me know.
p.s a little note to my knitting projects...
I still love you and I will be back. It's just that I have 4 little girls and me and we all LOVE wearing skirts. Please be patient. I will always love knitting!!