Friday, October 26, 2012

Phew - it's done!

I'm going to call this skirt the "I don't have TIME for this!" skirt. For some reason this project dragged on all month. I didn't even take my time to make it perfect, I just found myself feeling so blah about the thing that I was sloppy and slow at the same time! The plaids are kind of matched, but mostly not, the seam-finishes are miss-matched, and the fit is a bit wonky, but honestly... I don't care! It is what it is, and it's time to move on to new and different things.

Here's a very brief peek at the finished plaid skirt (oh, I do love the color scheme of the fabric). More/better photos to come.

my completed plaid Colette Ginger.

Between finishing this skirt today and other day-off errands, I took on the thrilling task of washing my pile of wool sweaters. Since I refuse to go to the dry cleaner, and I'd recently acquired some "dry clean only" wool sweaters, it was time to roll up my sleeves and get to washing. I used a simple tutorial from Solanah of Vixen Vintage c/o Casey's Elegant Musings. It was easy, just kind of time-consuming.

In other news, I've got everything prepped for my next (hopefully quick) sewing project. It'll be another Colette pattern, as it turns out: the Jasmine blouse.

Up Next: Colette Patterns' Jasmine blouse

I'm hoping this top can become a versatile basic, as I'm planning to make it in all one color. I'm going to use a creamy white rayon I picked up at a yard sale a month or two ago. I have grand plans to wear the finished product tucked into my plaid skirt. :)


  1. Cute! This really looks nice on you! It's very fall. :) And it will look so sweet with your Jasmine blouse!

  2. I like the color scheme of your skirt as well. I have some similar fabric that I'm going to use for a skirt.

  3. Well, for "sloppy" your finishing touches are pretty good! Seam binding and pretty lace hem? Lol, you haven't seen real sloppy, haha! This looks really good :)
    I like Jasmine! I have heard the armholes are too low and so the sleeves restrict mobility.. something to watch for!
    :) Looking forward to seeing it!

  4. Cute skirt! I can't wait to see it with the jasmine blouse! I really want to make a ginger too!

  5. I think the plaids match up pretty much perfectly!!!! Good on you for finishing it even though u couldn't be bothered :)

  6. Good work on finishing the skirt! Some projects can just drag on forever, right? For what it's worth, I think it looks quite good. The colours are wonderfully warm and my guess is that you'd have to look very closely to notice the tiny plaid mis-match when you're wearing the skirt!

    The jasmine looks like a fun project!

  7. The skirt is so cute and the finishing certainly doesn't look sloppy at all. You're just being too critical of your own work :)

    And talking about projects that drag on forever I have a dress I started in May and I've just lost all interest to complete it. Maybe I'll dig it out one day ... Can't wait to see the new project finished.

  8. I love the color scheme of the plaid, and I think the skirt turned out beautifully :) It will look great with your new Jasmine blouse!


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