Monday, April 1, 2013

Progress and Un-progress...

Well, I didn't achieve my sewing goals this weekend. I spent a lot of time with family and friends and even did some much needed spring cleaning, though. So I think it was worth it.

I really did no sewing at all, though. My pile of scrappy trip blocks is still just a pile. I did at least square up the ones that needed squaring. And re-sewed one block because it was waaaay crooked. It was the last block I made. Guess I was a little tired by that point, huh?

So today, I could've gotten more work on my scrappy trip done. But after spending so much time cleaning my sewing room, stashing away all the scraps and leftover strips and putting everything back on the shelf, I just didn't feel like it. I also haven't decided on a thread color for quilting, which is annoying. Now I'm thinking yellow. Or maybe yellow going one direction and red the other. Hmmm... or maybe green and yellow. AHH! I can't decide and it's really putting a damper on my scrappy trip excitement :/

To cheer myself up about my lack of scrappy tripping, I decided what I really needed was a nice, quick project. So I made a skirt.

rotary cut skirt

Purdy, huh? I was pretty please with how it turned out. I even installed an invisible zipper in the back! It's not really invisible because I didn't really know what I was doing, but it shows way less than a regular zipper would! I count that as a win :) To make the skirt, I used the tutorial over at Lily's Quilts. She just kept posting adorable skirts on Instagram and I decided I just had to give it a shot! It really wasn't hard at all. The zipper was probably the hardest part. I used some twill I got in this weird color... It looked more purple on the interwebs and when it came in the mail I wrinkled my nose. But it's really growing on me now that it's a skirt! We'll see if I can find anything in my wardrobe that actually looks good with it, though. My goal is to make a few skirts or maybe dresses I can wear to my new job.

That's what I did today. How was your Monday?

Linking up to Let's Get Aqcuainted hosted over at From Pixels to Patchwork today and Sew Cute Tuesday at Better Off Thread!
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  1. Very cute skirt!
    I really like tamarind candies, too.

  2. Well done on the skirt. Invisible zippers can be a pain to install if you don't take your time. It's not just about inexperience, I can tell. ;) Lovely result. I'm currently narrowing down my spring/summer sewing list to have even more me-made things to love and to wear. Definitely aiming for more dresses this year but a few more quick skirts are never too many. My mum might think otherwise but you can't have too many skirts if you love wearing them. :)

  3. I like the shape of the skirt! And that color works really nicely.

    Question for you. I'm thinking about putting a border on my STA quilt to make it bigger, maybe give it to Flash. What do you think would be a good way to do that? I literally have no idea how to begin thinking about it.

  4. Cute skirt! I love a quick project, especially when I am demotivated about my larger quilt projects. I have a hard time picking out quilting threads sometimes too...too many decisions. :) I ended up picking a yellow variegated thread for my Scrappy TAL. Good luck on yours!

    Thanks for linking up to Let's Get Acquainted this week!

  5. Clever you making a skirt! Love, love, love your scrappy trip around the world.


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