As I reminisce about Fall 2013 when I had to force myself to smile so that my baby brother would not get down on himself, I now agree. Life may get unbearable, sometimes you may feel like you cannot take another day, another hour, another minute. But hang on, just hold on. Time will pass and it will get better.
For January, I am presenting my first two skirts (really, it should be three but I shall share my failure shortly). You see, my baby sister challenged me to actually sew items I would wear. So, super grande soeur (aka moi) opted for a high-waisted pencil skirt with an exposed back zipper. All pictures below are my own and should not be copied without my written authorization.
So, off I went to JOANN store for a long zipper and some threads. Ended up with a beginner sewing kit, cutting mat, ruler, lining fabric and curved ruler for hips and shoulders (I believe it is called French ruler…why French? I digress). Came home afterward, picked my best fitting pencil skirt for measurements , chose a cute red, blue and white Wax fabric I have had for years, cut it and six hours later (and lots of frustration on the way), obtained this first lined skirt below. All looked OK but the skirt was too big, and uneven. All disappointed, I gave up. Did not even take a final picture as I was so disgusted (ah, the drama lol).
Then I remembered how I have been asking my younger sibling to be resilient in life and felt so little about my quickness to throw the towel that I had to give it another try. Now, humble but determined, I opted for an easier skirt, the circle skirt. Very simple, all done within three hours (still frustration and a broken machine needle on the way). Am very proud of the result below.
So proud that I even put together an outfit 🙂
Now strengthened by my humble success, I revisited the high waisted pencil skirt. Took a lot of patience, broken needles, re-stitching, measuring and about two days (really eight hours combined as I had other projects to attend to) and below is the finished product. Am soooo happy 🙂
Looking forward to my February sewing assignment! What do you think of my designs? Please comment!