Monday, March 24, 2014
I've been busy making, schooling, and also took some time this past weekend to attend the homeschool convention in Greenville, SC. What a blessing and encouragement that was for this home schooling mom who is busy second guessing herself all the time. I feel like God led me right to the sensible women I most needed to talk with and get my focus and confidence back. Amen. It was pretty awesome, and I'm so glad I got to spend time with fellow homeschoolers and girlfriends Tiffany and Dawn. Road trip!
Above is my test run of the Miette wrap skirt pattern from lovely, talented and annoyingly wasp-waisted Tilly. She looks so wonderful in her Miette and I love the retro pockets on hers. Mine is sans pockets because I wanted to 1) get on with it 2) cut down on the bulk and tie mine on the side instead. I'm a side tie-r. Tier? Tyer. Tie-er. Hmm. Maybe not a word. One who ties. Anyways, not a big fan of centered bows. It's a great pattern by the way. Very easy to size correctly because all you need to do is measure your waist. I'm trying to drop a few pounds, which makes a wrap skirt a nice choice because the fit is adjustable. I'm hoping I'll get to cinch it tighter in a few weeks. My Schmoopie dearest needs to stop buying ice cream.
For the test run I used a cheap, eye-smartingly red cotton that I dug up from the stash but it was pretty thin and flimsy, so I ended up lining it with a handy bedsheet that was also in the stash. The lining makes it a great weight and drape but it really should be red instead of white. C'est la vie.
I'm currently making a second Miette in this great dark blue, knobbly, denim linen-blend I have in my stash and lining it with actual (matching) polyester satin lining fabric in case I want to wear it with tights. Hmm. It's a darker blue than it seems in this photo.
If you are wondering, progress on the Partridge and Pear pattern is indeed stalled. I am trying to get just the right universal method for transferring the embroidery pattern reliably and easily to felt. I've run into an obstacle to that which I need to drop back and figure out and in the process I have completely lost my momentum. I'll revisit it in a few weeks with fresh eyes. I do apologize and it will be a better pattern as a result, I promise.