Tuesday, April 27, 2010

If only I could clone myself...

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I would be so much happier with the amount of things I could get done!
I have been trying lately to come up with a skirt and bag pattern for an event coming up.  I didn't feel like following a pattern.  I like to decide how big, how many pockets, how it lays, etc.  I was pretty excited when I finished my bag sample and only made a few adjustments to the sample for the "final product" of my labors.  Here is the sample.  I will show the final version soon enough.

As for the skirt, I broke down and bought a pattern.  The cover example on the pattern looked simple enough, but I didn't want to take any chances and just bought it.  What a waste of $14!!  I could've gotten a Simplicity much cheaper with better results.  Overall, I do like the skirt.  It's just not the fit and flow that I was really wanting.  Now before I post the picture, I just have to say that I didn't actually "pick out" these fabrics.  They were just laying behind my cutting counter and I quickly cut them out because they were handy! Skirt sample I made last night:
Dislike.  Now I know that it needs to be pulled up higher for the waist to look right, but then it wouldn't be as long as I want it.  I wasn't even going to bother hemming it when I was done because after I tried it on I thought, "diiiiislike" but decided to just get it done and over with.
I rolled around ideas in my head for a while and decided to make another sample, only my own "design" that I had wanted to originally do anyway (before I started thinking too much about it and bought a stupid pattern!).  I pulled out more of my Amy Butler and here is skirt sample 2:
I'll give you three guesses which one I like better.  And you can't tell that I love Daisy Chain at all can you?  Unfortunately it's getting hard to find now!  :(
But now, I'm super happy because I have a success skirt to make my final version off of, a matching bag that I also made my final version off of, AND it all matches my blue shoes!  I wear my blue shoes a lot, but they never really match what I'm wearing so this just has me tickled pink!

Somebody please tell me they like it all, so I don't feel like I wasted an entire night of sewing!  (Who am I kidding?  I like it so you have to, right??!!)
Now I just need the weather to get warm.  And to actually make the final versions.  Woo!

7 comments:

  1. Like LIke like. Like it all. Even the skirt you don't like. Way to go! How exciting since I kinda know what the finished project will look like now!

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  2. I just realized that the two skirts look exactly the same in the photos! haha They're *basically* the same but not *exactly* the same. Know what I mean?
    I'm planning to have the final version done tonight! By 10pm. I have something else I want to work on afterward so let's cross our fingers! :o)

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  3. Uh, how about I love it all?! Even the first sample skirt. I would totally wear all of that. I say time very well spent!

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  4. I think it's all cute but I especially love the bag.

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  5. Thanks, ladies! I just can't wait to wear it all now. I was so close to putting on one of the skirts yesterday when I saw that our high for the day was over 80 degrees but with the wind, you never know what it'll feel like. I'm a weenie about being cold! =]

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