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Hi.

Thanks for visiting. This space of the internet encourages me to use my creativity. If it also helps another creature in some way, that's pretty amazing to me. 

[Not] Lazy Skirt Part II

[Not] Lazy Skirt Part II

This project was more challenging and rewarding than anticipated. I had to learn some new things (buttons, interfacing, darts), but I also screwed up a bunch and had to persevere. I had a moment of frustration halfway through and thought about how easy it is to just buy a skirt. Why was going through all of this trouble?

Now that I am finished and have worn it to an event, I experienced that rush of good feels and satisfaction that comes with making your own clothes. This leaves me wondering what I will make next. Maybe a jumpsuit. Maybe a onesie for some babies that are currently baking in some tummies of loved ones. Time will tell! 

A note about this book: I like the designs quite a bit for a beginner, but I am annoyed at the sizing. I made this skirt in the largest size, and still ended up adding fabric to the waistband to ensure it would be comfortable. There are so many body types and sizes, and it's disappointing that my body type reflects the largest the book accommodates. Come on book, do better. 

If you look closely at this skirt, you will see many flaws (ex. I made the button holes too small for the buttons) but overall I am happy with the outcome. More so, I am happy with how much I learned. Upwards and onwards and to the fabric store I go. 

Jordan is my arm model. Beautiful. 

Jordan is my arm model. Beautiful. 

The colour difference from my legs to arms is a wonder to behold. 

The colour difference from my legs to arms is a wonder to behold. 

Babies Need Pants

Babies Need Pants

Lazy Skirt Part I

Lazy Skirt Part I