It appears from the activity on my blog that I’m sewing a lot at the moment, or have been, but that is a misconception. I’ve struggled quite a lot this school term. It has been crazy hectic – school hectic, husband hectic, life hectic – not fun at all. I even went a few weeks without sewing at all, which sounds a little ‘poor me’, but when sewing isn’t just your hobby, it’s your yoga, your gym, your run and you go a few weeks without, you see how crazy you are.Thankfully my poor husband has been very accommodating of my short temper and stressy rants. Now that my student reports are written and there are only 13 more school days until holidays, I can’t even begin to tell you how much of a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
Part of my sewing funk also came about, not just from stress, but from this stupid skirt. I wanted a flared denim midi, but the process in getting this to this wearable state was long and tiresome. Sometimes the easiest things are the hardest.
I used an vintage Style pattern from my stash to make this (my sewing room is such a tip, I can’t find it). I made modifications to the waist, and then had to back track them all and take it in. Then the zipper was a drama as I didn’t interface it, and the bias edges rippled. Then I stuffed up the waistband, not allowing enough overlap for a proper closure. It’s not perfect, but I guessed no one would notice it…. until I told them. And I have told many, including parents, teachers and my mum. Why am I so dumb!! I think I have done more reverse sewing on this skirt, than forward sewing…..
Anyway, I stuck to it and I’m really pleased with the finished product. I feel that this is a new part of my work uniform. Totally easy to wear and totally easy to sit on the floor in to read with the kids.
This denim shirting (which is far to heavy for a shirt in my opinion) was purchased from Style Maker fabrics and although it bled terribly the first time I wore it (Hello, Smurf legs!), it has settled nicely now.
In the end, I have another happy addition to my work wardrobe and I almost feel like making another…. almost…