Sunday, 1 February 2015

A Finish...Just Not Crafty...

A finish of the non-crafty kind but it is fabric at least...way back I bought fabric to make a skirt, left it in the bag for later, so out of sight meant out of mind...finally at the end of December the bag was unearthed and the skirt actually made...except for finishing the hem...I have always hand sewn hems, always, for ever and ever since dinosaurs roamed the earth...but this fabric, being cheap from Spotty as I wanted something to test the pattern, isn't really hand stitched hem friendly so I had to give in and machine it...P-faff's tension cracked the grumpies and didn't play nice which wasn't at all helpful...but finally it is a finish and with a month of summer still to go, the fact that we have minimums in single digits and are barely making maximums of 20 and it feels like autumn sliding into winter is a technicality, maybe summer has just gone on holiday and will be making a return appearance before December (please, a little sunshine would be lovely)...
 You Sew Girl by Nicole Mallaliu A-Line Skirt
(I'm not that skinny *sigh*, it is folded over for the picture
and the hem is even, it's not hanging straight either!)

A start to OPAM for 2015...even if it is of the non-patchworky/quilty/crafty kind..

Hope your stitchy year is off to a good start!

Happy Stitching...
 

10 comments:

Susan said...

Very good work. I have good intentions of sewing clothes but they rarely come to fruition.

shez said...

Hi Annette,I love your skirt ,it's a great finish for the month,the fabric is very pretty xx

Jo said...

Well done. It does involve stitching so all is good.

Mistea said...

Maybe summer will come back next week so your pretty new skirt can see the sunshine. Nice colour.

Show and Tell said...

I have some nice fine corduroy fabric that is tucked away to make a very similar skirt. Will have to add that one to the To do list :) Yours looks great!

Christine M said...

Your skirt looks great, Annette.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

That is so nice well done xx

Kerry said...

Nice work! Summer's returning this weekend, so you can wear it everyday!

Sisbabestitches said...

Lovely skirt :) Is anyone over the age of 10 that skinny! Second summer is very much on it's way up here, I'm sure a little will head south for you :) I've been loving this short Spring spell in the middle though :)

Katherine said...

Thats one gorgeous skirt!