Wednesday, November 19, 2014



I'm not big on UFOs. I normally finish what I start. I made this skirt back in September but it just chilled in the sweat shop until this morning when I decided with 40 minutes to dress for work that I would hem said skirt. Do other people make these types of bad decisions? Strangely enough, I wasn't late for work. I was going to blind hem it... But I didn't really have time to fool with it like that so I bound the edges and ran a straight stitch. There will be other blind hemmable garments to perfect my blind hem. I'm sure....

I don't also usually stash. But this fabric has been in my collection for over 15 years. Do you know what that means? It means it was purchased in NJ, moved to GA moved 3 more times while in GA and found it's way to this skirt. That's a long time coming. Smelled like mothballs. The problem is... I don't really like it like that. I have another skirt (pencil) that is similar in fabric to this one. So much in fact that if worn the same week folks would swear it was a repeat.

I wanted a skirt that was close near the waist and flared, gently, at the bottom. I got that. Am I happy with how it looks on me? Not so much. But that's not the skirts fault. I'm old. My body is changing and doesn't look like it once did. I get that. I will need to figure how to dress this current body to my satisfaction. I swear... once you get something down. pact... everything changes!

Here we go.....

Pattern: Vogue 9030 Misses Skirt – C version

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the envelope?:Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?:Absolutely

How long did it take from start to finish?: 1 hour

What did you like/dislike about the pattern? Simplicity and style

Fabric used?: I don't rightly know. Something woven

Pattern alterations or design changes made?: Nope nothing

Would you sew it again?: Maybe

Would you recommend it to others?: Yes

Conclusion: I'm not sure how I feel about this one. It's just okay. Maybe I will keep the pattern and do the high/low version in the summer. We shall see.....

I have 1 more UFO on the counter..... But its a spring garment.