Last night, I finished a longer, bluer, but equally flowery version of the very first skirt I sewed. It sat for a week needing a waistband and hem. I finally decided I would just do the waistband that night, then I got inspired and finished the whole thing just in time for bed. 🙂
I went over to Matt’s place after work today and he helped me out with a phone camera photo shoot. I need to make some photographer friends and also learn to pose. I could take some lessons from Georgie’s Fashion Friday posts.
I love the way the skirt turned out. It is a great length and comfortable to wear. This fabric drapes a lot better than the pink cotton I used for the first skirt. If only I remembered what it was made from. Probably cotton, but it’s a different construction.
I think I am done making versions of this skirt, though. I’m ready to move on to other garments. I have a few dress patterns, including the faux wrap dress I have in mind as my next clothing sewing project.
The next thing I want to sew, besides wanting to sew all the project bags all the time, is a utilitarian tote with lots of pockets and a high daily use value. I’ve had my eye on the 241 Tote ever since I read about it in this post by someone who made it recently. I also like the Super Tote by the same designer, Anna of Noodlehead. I may make both at some point, but I expect I’ll choose just one to start and go shopping for the materials over the weekend.
I have still been knitting a lot! I’m within 25 rows of finishing the second sleeve of the Portage I am knitting for the Summer Sweater KAL. After that, I have the collar and pockets left to do. I hope to finish it by the September 9th end date of the KAL. I also started a new pair of plain socks, big surprise there. My White Walkers socks are on hold until I finish Portage. I am already planning my next sweater project. All this and more in a knitting post to come this weekend.