Sunday, August 26, 2007

The "Mondays"

I can't believe I have to be at work in less than 12 hours. Where did the weekend go? I thought doing pretty much nothing during the weekend was my best bet for getting the hours to go by sloooowly...

I had planned to sew SOMETHING. But nothing has emerged from my sewing machine, so I guess that didn't really "plan". I did manage to pre-wash some fabric...
Okay, I know I'm supposed to machine baste the crossgrain edges of the fabric before pre-washing (and I did), but this denim STILL managed to have a jolly old time unravelling in the wash. I wonder what really went on in that washer..?

Oh, and before I forget. I finally washed and ironed the skirt I made and wore last week. Here are a few (not so good) pics of it.

The fabric is an army-ish/pea green twill of some sort. I'm not sure exactly what it is as I got it for $1/yd at Walmart years ago. It's a thicker, denim-y weight. I paired it with a brown top and a3/4 sleeve multicolored jacket (also shown).
To get it to fit my "rounded rump", I added an inch to each back side seam and lowered the center back 3 inches, which I then (haphhazardly) "blended" back up to the side seams. Somehow that worked.

I didn't plan it - was just trying to use up stash fabric - but the skirt manages to already match a number of items in my wardrobe! Now if only I didn't have to work tomorrow... Oh, and I should probably post a review for this pattern on PR, shouldn't I? No time now. Will do on the morrow.


  1. this happened to me, too... some fabrics just WANT to ravel. nevermind. as long as there's enough leftover for a skirt or something, it's okay ;)
    very nice combo of the skirt & the jacket!

  2. Oooh! You're my first comment ever! Yah, There's definitely enough fabric left to make something. I just thought something had exploded in the dryer when I first opened it up.

  3. I love the fabric in the jacket. That is something I would have chosen! I'm also "rotund". We have to talk!!!!!

  4. Thanks for the compliment on the jacket fabric... however, I didn't make it. It's courtesy of JCPenney! Happened to go perfectly with my stash (aka unplanned) fabric for the skirt.