Now try saying that six times really fast after a shot of tequila and a late night…. oh now where was I? Ah yes, school skirts, and I sewed them!
I am not a fabulous sewer. I can’t follow a proper pattern to save myself and I am easily confused by how all the bits go together. But I want to be a better sewer. I want to be able to sew useful stuff for me and my family, so I am trying to let go of the ‘it’s not perfect so it must be crap’ syndrome and just sew stuff. Surely the way to get better is to practice? Right?
So the girls needed something to wear to school now that the weather is getting colder. We’ve managed to find a couple of pairs of pants that fit (with alterations to keep them up – oh to be too tall and skinny) and I’m very keen on buying them the super cute school tunics, but as an extra option I decided I would sew them skirts to wear over some leggings.
I bought the green chord material months ago when I saw it in the right colour on special and just had to work up the courage to get cutting and sewing. I used one of their much loved skirts as a ‘pattern’ and after battling with the darn over-locker (how hard are those things to re-thread?) I am quite pleased with the results!
Ok, so one of the skirts is noticeably shorter than the other one, but it’s not super obvious when they have them on. Also the pocket openings aren’t actually big enough to fit a hand into, but they look cute and the girls like them and that is all that matters!
I can’t say I am in a hurry to do it all again any time soon, but I do think a different version with a drop waist and gathered skirt might be nice… one day.
Do you sew?
What have you being sewing lately?
Got any tips for a hack sewer like me?