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my husband will mock

the skirt? she is done.

Given that my hair and make-up support team were nowhere to be found, you just get a picture of the skirt. Rest assured that I do have a head, torso and feet. And while you can't tell from this shot, I even shaved my legs for this.


Some thoughts on sewing: It's not as challenging as I had believed. And you get a finished product more quickly than knitting -- even with my ability to misread even the simplest of directions. I fairly certain I sewed each seam in this skirt twice. I refuse to show you what the zipper area looks like. Let's just say that I always plan to wear a long shirt with this.

Because I was feeling so flush with success, I even made two pairs of pants for the Diva, who seems to be built like her dad, which means that I can find pants that are either long enough or fit her waist -- but not both.


The other pair is the same pattern, but in a solid pink.

I'm more pleased with these than I am with my skirt. We'll see how they hold up, however. I did leave enough extra fabric in the hem to give them another inch or two when the need arises. In theory, I can also let out the waist, but I doubt I'll need to before she is 7 or 8.

I can't wait to see what the next project is -- but I plan to let the sewing machine sit unused for a couple of weeks. While I have enjoyed the sewing, it requires soooooo much concentration that I'm ready to simply knit for a bit.


what pattern did you use for the pants? they look great, as does your skirt
great job!

I have material and a pattern for a skirt that's been sitting with my sewing machine for, oh, a year or so now. (I think I even chose a pattern sans zipper so that it'd be 'easier') You have inspired me to take the pattern out of the package, at the very least!

The pattern for the kid pants is Simplicity 5489. Also included is a skirt, vest and jumper (dress-style jumper, not a sweater). Thanks for the kudos. Now I just have to wait for it to warm up enough to wear the skirt. It snowed as I was taking the picture.

And PL -- just remember that once you get the pattern out of the package, it won't go back in. It's like trying to refold a map, those patterns are. You might as well go ahead and make it...

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