Tuesday, May 08, 2007

I've done something I NEVER thought I'd do.

Sew a skirt.

I hate skirts. I own a couple because I have to, but I hate them. I hate shopping for skirts. I hate wearing skirts. But every now and then an occasion FORCES me to succumb to peer pressure and look like a girl.

I actually kind of like Soulemama's pretty skirts so a week or so ago I picked up the pattern, Simplicity 7229, just in case I ever lost my mind and wanted to make one.

Well, I didn't lose my mind, I lost a friend. A fellow geocacher finally lost her battle with cancer. We will be attending the funeral this weekend. I went into panic mode knowing I don't have a skirt to wear. I dragged out the pattern, read the fabric requirements and remembered that I had a thrifted tablecloth (at least that's what I think it was) that just might do the trick.

Here it is, unhemmed. I plan to use Lera's trick for hemming and use double fold bias tape. I will finish it but I'm not promising to wear it.

Part of my problem is I really don't have anything to wear with it. I'm a t-shirt and jeans kind of gal. I might see if I can find a top to buy to go with it. The good news is I don't need to buy the complete outfit and the better news is if I remember correctly that tablecloth cost $1.99!!

I'm thinking a nice scoopy neck black t-shirt with black sandals.


lindiepindie said...

Hey - I have that same EXACT pattern. I must know - did it really take just an hour? I was hoping to make it soon, but then I got AB's Barcelona Skirts pattern that I want to make first.

I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.

Valerie_L said...

I'm sorry about your friend.

I love the skirt! LOVE the pattern. I think a navy blue scoop neck shirt would look great with it!

Karyn said...

Note: the parts of the skirt that look very navy blue in the picture are very black in real life. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry about the loss of your friend.

Very cute skirt!

lera said...

Sorry to hear about your friend.

That skirt is too cute. Really. You *must* wear it.

I'm a white t-shirt kind of gal. I wear them under cardigans all the time. Do you have a white tee and a cardigan to go over it (partially buttoned)?

Randi said...

So sorry for the loss of your friend.

The skirt looks great and I think the black t would be great with it. I can't believe you made it from a tablecloth!

feli said...

Wow you did good. Now I want to make a skirt.

so sorry to hear about your friend. may she rest in peace

Felicia said...

I'm so sorry about your friend.

That skirt turned out awesome and you should be proud to wear it. I think it would look fantastic with a black t-shirt. You've gotta wear it because its origin makes a great story.

Katie Jean said...

Sorry to hear about your friend.

Your skirt is cute! Since you are a VV addict, maybe you can pick a shirt up there. hee hee

Mary Sarah said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. Your skirt turned out really cute and a black or white tee would look great. I didn't use to wear skirts either. But now I do. Easy to make and easy to wear in the summer!

Polka Dot Creations said...

I'm sorry about your friend.

A t-shirt is perfect for a skirt like that. Speaking as a t-shirt-and-jeans kind of gal myself, wearing a skirt can be really fun and feminine once in a while, and I *always* wear one of my regular t-shirts when I do. Black is perfect for that skirt. And a funeral, for that matter.

I can't believe that was once a tablecloth. That's just one more thing that makes me wish I could sew!

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Chara Michele said...

I'm sorry about the loss of your friend.

That skirt looks wonderful!