It Must Be Thursday. I Never Could Get the Hang of Thursdays.
POINTS to the first person who identifies the speaker of this quote, and its source!
Ok, so….I shortened one of my thrifted skirts and wore it today:
I took 4″ off the bottom of that sucker. It was like a boarding school uniform for fundamentalists. I also hemmed it 3/8″ shorter on the sides and 3/4″ shorter in the front, because apparently that’s what it takes to even out my swayback. The hem is nice and straight now, and I didn’t even have to buy matching thread because I had some in stash. Let this be a lesson to you: NEVER CLEAR OUT THREAD STASH.
Coincidentally, I checked out Pantone’s colors for Spring 2012 and it turns out that this color is on trend — or at least, it’s pretty darn close to Cockatoo, Pantone 14-5420. Which is weird because I’m pretty sure I remember this skirt style from at least two years ago. Well, what goes around comes around, and it fits in with my tendency to only be hip by accident.
Next project: the Elastic Fantastic! I’m gonna be sewing up some easy, summery bottoms from the following patterns:
1) My weight is fluctuating and I need more bottoms than tops right now.
2) I sew elastic waists pretty well. I’ve also added to my skill set in the last year, so I can finish these patterns more nicely than I have in the past.
3) I have a very busy but casual life, and need patterns that I can finish quickly with wearable results.
4) It’s going to be over 80 degrees tomorrow and Saturday.
SO! The Elastic Fantastic sewing will start tomorrow. Anyone want to join me?