Last night I decided I wanted to wear something new to work. I realized that with “Self Stitched September” I had worn nothing I made to work. August was full of me made clothes but not September.
But what could I do? I am not a fast sewer so no whipping up something in an evening. I have tried and failed miserably. I looked around and the pile of UFOs caught my eye; I looked away quickly lest I be turned to stone. Looking at the UFO pile is a no-no in this house, best to just ignore the pile and maybe the clothing faeries will appear and finish them for me. They are mostly simple finishes needing a zipper or a hem. Surely the sewing faeries can take care of it for me?
Alas, the sewing faeries have never popped in to help. But hope does burn eternal, so I wait and ignore the pile. Until last night.
I knew if I was taking on an UFO it had to be this skirt. I have been “meaning” to finish it since November. It only needed a hem on the lining. Yup you heard me, all that was unfinished was the lining hem which I would sew by machine. I had dragged this skirt to many a sewing days thinking I would sew up that hem. It never happened. I have been dragging that skirt with me for months.
The whole hemming process took no more than 10 minutes! Done, finished, wore to work and I love the skirt. I loved that it swishes when I walk. I love the long length, the color, and how I styled it.
|Ok, old picture. I did|
not get a new one. The skirt
has been pressed.
So….how did it become achieve UFO status? In December, I thought the skirt made me look fat. Ok, maybe not fat but the fabric seemed to emphasize my pouchy tummy and I did not like it. When I looked in the mirror it was a case of “its not you, its me” so why bother finishing it.
The irony is that the skirt is now too big. But then I do not like tight fitting clothes so I am happy.