I made a skirt!
I was so excited and then once I finished it and tried it on I sort of deflated a little bit. There may have been a teeny-tiny gap between my initial creative impulse, surge of accomplishment and then the donning of the final product.
It’s a nice basic skirt. McCalls M6654. (Pics below.) Knee-length straight skirt, elastic waistband, no frills whatsoever. I went off-road a little and top-stitched the side seams and the waistband, just for fun. Even made it look mostly okay although there are some wobbles that won’t bear close inspection.
I bought the fabric and pattern together as a project kit on Craftsy and was excited about the color of the fabric - it reminded me of the deep blue-green of the waters off the south coast of Australia. Or of blue spruce. But once I got the skirt made up it sort of said more about a late-model Ford Taurus than a natural wonder. It’s a tiny bit bigger than it needs to be - I’m still trying to figure out the whole sewing and then serging (or is it the other way around?) process and I ended up using ⅜” seam allowances on the sides rather than the full ⅝”. Not a huge difference but enough that I notice it when I’m wearing the skirt.
But aside from these little things my eagle eyes cannot help but note, it’s still a pretty color and I’m thrilled to have made an actual honest-to-Pete skirt. I’m really so excited to have finished a garment I will willingly and unselfconsciously wear in public - I wore it to work the day after I finished it! Now that I have made one tiny step in the direction of success (and away from that last disastrous project), I am excited to try something else.
My 2yo agreed to help me model the skirt. He just likes getting his Rangers gear in photos.
(The same night I finished the skirt I also made a batch of blondies from an Alice Medrich recipe I hadn't tried before. Delicious. Although next time - definitely more bourbon.)