I made a skirt--one that I can actually WEAR! I normally pick something way too complicated, get overwhelmed by the amount of steps, convince myself I'm going to screw it all up...or cut out a size too small/too big or make an un-wearable practice version then hate it and never make a real version. Yeah. Psyche myself out every time!
I used this tutorial that I found on Pinterest, and the directions were good. The skirt ended up fuller than I would've liked-though my sister told me it was fine-so the next time I make it, I might decrease the width on the main body piece. I picked out gray seersucker at Hobby Lobby, and it was half off $8/yard. They only had a yard and a half left on the bolt, so I bought it hoping I could get the whole skirt cut out (the pattern says 2 yards) and I had plenty of leftovers! I decreased the waist size by 1/2 an inch. I made a pattern out of some butcher paper, and I'm really glad I did...measuring/cutting large pieces of fabric w/o intimidates me. All total, the skirt cost my $7, with $6 in fabric and $1 in a zipper. I didn't sew the sash to the skirt...by that point I was just rejoicing it had worked out!
Ta Da! In the bathroom mirror at work.
It's wonky. And there are spots where I would be mortified if my Grandma wanted a closer look. Because the part where you attached the gathered skirt to the waistband....I was sweating, it was nerveracking, and it's a touch sloppy. But I was NOT going to let my anal-retentiveness-when-it-comes-to-sewing stand between me and this skirt...I just went with it and told myself the sash would hide it. And it did :)
I'm thinking the same skirt, but in a jewel tone...maybe a bright green, with a 3-4 inch band of another color at the bottom for round 2!
I also got the supplies and got started on a book to house all of our wedding cards....2 year anniversary is coming up next month, and I thought it'd be nice to actually organize them and get them out of the card box they arrived in. No judging here you guys...which is why I can also tell you that Ryan and I haven't printed off a single picture from our wedding. Despite having the CD with high res images and printing rights. Now I know why people pay a premium to have the photog do it for them....
Have you crossed any projects off of your to-do list lately?