Posts Tagged ‘A line skirt’

Corduroy skirt

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

I have mentioned here before my talent of being able to spend hours browsing online. Contrary to what others might think, not all of that time goes to waste, some good things come out of my ‘research’. Last week I stumbled upon Jigsa’s website (I actually have it bookmarked but let’s keep that a secret) and saw this skirt, which reminded me of the last few metres of Charcoal corduroy that I have in stock. So I have decided to get out the so many times tried and tested Barcelona skirt pattern and treat myself to a new skirt. If you want to read about when this simple pattern didn’t go very well click here.

Fine Cord Everyday Skirt from Jigsaw

I haven’t decided on what fabric to use as lining. Since the cord is so nice and soft I want something equally nice. Most of the grayish patterned fabrics have flown off of the shelves and I have only the Kona Solids left. Option B is going for the Ivory cord and use Scroll in Ivory as lining. What do you think?

I will keep you updated with any progress but feel free to leave some suggestions.

Fine Cord Everyday Skirt from Jigsaw

Lesson learned

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

I have been planning to make a Barcelona Skirt. In fact I have been planning it for the last three years. A few weeks ago I chose the fabric, I cut it and I even sewed the zip on. Then lots of other little projects and distractions came by, and the pieces of the soon-to-be-skirt were left neatly folded… OK let’s just leave it at folded on the side.

So last Saturday was the day that I was going to finally finish it. That was it, I had made the decision. So after breakfast, I packed my fabrics, pattern and my best intentions and headed to my sewing club.

Where is the skirt you might ask? There is no skirt. I couldn’t finish it. Why? It is only a simple A-line skirt!!! Well everything that could possibly go wrong went wrong. I was not in the mood, but I pushed it. And as you would expect things kept going wrong. All that went through my mind was “I can do this, I have done more complicated things that this and much faster”; I thought other things too but it would not be appropriate to mention them in a blog like this.

Large Floral (Botanica) and Thistle Leaf (Hope Valley) fabrics

To make a long and painful story short, I folded the pieces once again, put them in my bag, gathered all my bits and pieces together (by this I mean my shattered confidence and bad mood) and left.

Needless to say this is not the first time it has ever happened to me. I should know better; I should stop when things start going wrong, not in a defeated way, but in a wiser “this is not the right time for it” way. I will finish the skirt this week or maybe the following. I will proudly show you photos of it, but for now I am just going to go and read a good book and relax.

Have you had days like this?