Me: Hello, what have you been up to day?
Me: Oh, that's nice, all day?
Me: Can we have a look at what you've been doing?
Me: (She's a bit grumpy...) Thank you very much
Me: Oh, that's erm, interesting
PinQueen: It's inside out
Me: Oh, yes, can we see it the right way around?
PinQueen: Ok. I have to say I'm not on good form today. I feel as though it's been a wasted day.
|Ok, this doesn't look too bad.....|
Me: Ah, erm I sort of see why. What happened?
PinQueen: Well I got off to a good start and then it went down hill. I wanted to make a twisted, or bubble skirt, couldn't quite decide which and plowed on anyway. The fabric I used is from my stash and is a soft silk crepe. I interlined the yoke with white lining fabric (why, oh why? I should have used cotton lawn) and used the same for the skirt lining. I didn't have enough left so lined the yoke with some green bremsilk (I thought it novel at the time). Then it really went downhill - rapidly....
I cut the skirt length 10cms too short and as I'm a lady over a certain age, I need to cover my knees - so I added a strip to the bottom. After stitching the lining and skirt pieces together I then twisted, pinned in place and tried on - Oh my goodness - what a sight! I gave up on that idea quickly and went down the bubble route.
Because I knew I'd boobed big time on this skirt I didn't enjoy the sewing process at all and can't believe it has taken me all day. You name it, I did it wrong on this one. Also, I can't imagine ever wearing it. What a waste of lovely silk, time and effort.....
Me: Never mind, it could be worse.
PinQueen: Suppose (sulk, grump, sulk)
Me: Pass the gin.....
So, tomorrow's another day. A day to plan my next project properly and to take a look at the brown linen skirt that I wish I had done today.
Hope your day has been better!
PS On a happier note here's a very blurry photo of my new top and the Burda skirt I mentioned here