Thursday, May 26, 2011

A "Quick" Project

You know when something *should* take 30 minutes?

And then it takes 3 hours? I think that is the only way I ever saw home repair get done as a child...

ANYWAY, so I decided I needed to make a skirt. I'm trying to be more a PERSON and less a yoga pants/tshirt mom when it comes to clothes, ya know? So, I decided "everyday" skirts were a must.

I couldn't find the pattern I needed (I think it's in the garage...) so I went at it alone.

10 minutes in, I decided it needed pockets. This is an "everyday" skirt after all. Pockets are essential.

So, pockets. This tacked on an additional 30 minutes.

Then I finished it off.


Too short.


Now for a RUFFLE!

Ruffles are lovely. Ruffles take a long time.

Ezra was awake by now. Oliver was awake by now. My nap time project had now overstepped it's boundaries. I knew if I cleaned it all up, I'd never finish. I tied a grumpy Ezra into the wrap, and soldiered on.

And hour later, a RUFFLE!

But now, um, the hem is uneven.


20 minutes later a hem.

And, it's too big.


From May 2011
See? Pocket AND a ruffle. An everyday skirt indeed. Plus, I'm wearing it on a Thursday. Maybe if I do this often enough my children will stop asking why I'm going to church in the middle of a week. 
From May 2011
The finished product. 

The cutest baby in the world. 
From May 2011
From May 2011
Enough of the pictures! Put me to bed. 

So I did.


Regina said...

I´m a skirt-woman (I always wear skirts :-)

And I really like your skirt !
It´s not only for the ruffles - which I like very much. But also for the pockets AND the way you blended the cloth - your skirt looks really good!

Dearest greetings from Lehrte near Hannover in Germany


Katy B. said...

Wow! I love it! I wish I could sew period. I also wish I had your cute figure. :)

Anna said...

Great job!

BEK said...

Awesome! It does seem like the smallest projects take the longest, and it feels so frustrating thinking about the "shoulds" in life..
The skirt turned out great though, and its super fun to wear them during the week! Way to go!

Sara Carlson ***Doula*** said...

That is so funny.. I always want to wears skirts everyday, and aprons too. I guess that is the true farmgirl at heart. Orion asks me the same question when I wear a skirt in the middle of the week. It is funny.

Good job on the skirt it looks awesome!

The Dutch Girl said...

I am impressed you added pockets. I can sew a straight line but I tend to leave out pockets; too much work.

Thanks for your visit to the Northwoods on my SITS Day!

Alisa said...

I don't remember the last time I wore a skirt casually. I always think everyone else looks cute with one...but you know...I'm into the frumpy look. ;) One of these days maybe I can get over that and look cute, too?!! Good job!

Morgan -Ing said...

Regina- Thanks! And my mom was born in Hannover! I was born in Baumholder many a year ago. Thanks for the comment. :)

Katy- Skirts are a good place to start. They can be very easy!

Anna- Thanks!

Bek- Thanks hon! I'm trying...

Sara- I know. I need to make more aprons.

Hanneke- Thanks for the visit! It was my pleasure to visit you. :)

Alisa- More days than not, I'm the same way. I am trying though.


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