6/5/07

Sewestactic

While commuting to work sometime ago, I spotted a young lady sporting a cute beige skirt, which was a printed sheer fabric and a solid fabric under it. The sheer fabric was about 2½” shorter than the other fabric. I thought it was very cute and decided I wanted to make something along those lines. Since that time I have hit some bumps in the road on that project. The instructions were clear up until attaching the yoke… and I just couldn't grasp it. Well after listening to Inspirational Wednesday's interview with Ann of Gorgeous Things and feeling some inspirational funk… I headed home to tackle my skirt with the YOKE…..lol. Carolyn and Sheila were so gracious in helping me. So with help from two sewing divas and some inspirational funk... I pinned the front and back yoke pieces to the skirt and carefully tried it on… and realized that the yoke didn’t look so great. I felt the wide yoke emphasized my lil pouch and at 40+… I do not need anything bringing attention to my lil pouch. I decided I needed to minimize it rather than emphasize it….lol. Well after 3 hours... here is what I've accomplished... I ran into some problems with the zipper, but got past that and need to do the hem, so I'm hoping to complete it tonight.

9 comments:

Adrienne said...

Looking good! Can't wait to see it on you and finished!!!

Kimberly said...

Wow, you're knitting, crocheting, and sewing. I may just have to camp out at your blog because you are constantly coming up with new projects and using more and more techniques.

Valerie said...

That is looking awesome! Can't wait to see the finished project! Gotta love Inspirational Funk.

del said...

Looks good from here--hope it comes out exactly as you want it to!

gold said...

Looking good girl!!

Sheila said...

Thanks for posting... I really wanted to finish it last night... but out the window went the inspirational funk and in came a massive headache... it was sleep deprivation... I tend to get up at the crack of dawn and go to bed way too late, which results in the aforementioned. Well I got a good nights rest and will try to finish it tonight.

Gorgeous Things said...

Alright! Never fear the fabric - you're the one with the shears! :D

Seriously, your skirt looks great. Keep it up!

Andrea said...

It looks great so far!! I can't wait to see it finished.

naomi said...

Hey Shelia, thought I'd come check your blog out. You are one talented lady !