In Progress

October 2, 2010 § 7 Comments

This project is mostly done, but not quite. Everything is put together, but I just need to do some fitting. I like to sew a garment a little large, put it through the wash to see if it’ll shrink much, & then do a few final alterations to make sure it fits. With this skirt, I created a pattern on paper, which was the first time I’ve ever tried that. Usually when I sew things without a pattern, I just make it up as I go, but this time, I decided I would like to be able to make the item again or at least that I would like to have a pattern to work off & make small alterations to in order to create new patterns. It worked out a lot better than I was expecting, so you should expect to see my next sewing projects be a lot of skirts. When I saw this fabric, I instantly was reminded of a man’s button down shirt so my brain was on this office wear trip, but then I really like things to be feminine & was having a conversation about the importance of details with a friend of mine so I thought adding some crochet work to the skirt would be a good idea.

One side note, WordPress stats are really amusing & today I discovered that one of the top searches to bring people here has been, “t-shirt with bird on shakespeare’s head”. I think I might like to make a drawing of a bird on Shakespeare’s head very soon.

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§ 7 Responses to In Progress

  • Melanie says:

    I would love to see that bird/Shakespeare drawing! Stats are so funny; I once received “hotpants poem” on an old poetry blog from Google Analytics.

  • Stephanie says:

    oh my word that’s so darling!!!!!
    and I’m pretty sure the color of your walls is the same as mine.

    • Denise says:

      Thank you!
      I miss that color a lot! My walls here are white with a no painting rule which is kind of frustrating. I hope the next apartment I move into has more lax rules about what can be done decorating-wise

  • Lindsey says:

    I love it, it reminds me of something you’d find in Anthroplogie! I wish I could sew haha!

    • Denise says:

      Thanks so much! Things in that store are so adorable, but so expensive! I like to run around in there & pick up ideas though. You should try out sewing! It’s really not too hard at all once you get comfortable with your machine.

  • […] All done! Finished my last fittings late one night. My favorite proportions for clothing are things which come in close at the waist, but since this was my own design, I got to leave ample space for wider hips. Take that, commercial designs! Thanks for the nice comments on the “in progress” post for this skirt, it really motivated me to hurry up & finish! […]

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