Monday, October 9, 2006

Now what?

The skirt is done and I really like it. Photos do not do justice to the fabric at all. The crosshatch pattern is much nicer than what shows here. I'll take a pic of me in it and will probably write a review (there's only one on PR and with no photo) after I have a top to wear with it.

But no, I still don't know what that top will be. I can't decide if I want a blouse or a tee or a tunic-y thing. I think I'm going to try on some tops I already have to see what basic shape works best with the skirt. Maybe that will give me some direction.

Then I'm off to Joann's to hit the last day of the Simplicity pattern sale. I avoid J's on weekends because I hate crowds. But I really need white serger thread before I run out and I need to restock some basic colors of regular sewing thread. I might even also break down and buy one of those big white cutting mats for my cutting table. I've hesitated so far because they're not self-healing. But I'm going to try hard NOT to go near any fabric. I hate most of what J's sells but sometimes there's a gem or two hidden near the miles of poly silkies and fleeces. Just because I've cleared a bit of space from the stash closet doesn't mean I need to rush out and fill it back up.

If J's is out of the patterns on my list, I'll hit Walmart for a price match. I need to go there anyway because I've decided I need some self-tanner for my ghost legs if I'm going to wear this skirt to the family thing next weekend and not scare my relatives. My boys' play football at night now so I've missed a season of Saturdays in the sun and my legs reflect (and I do mean reflect!) that.


  1. Love the skirt! Enjoyed catching up on your blog. I hope to put down some of the laminate flooring after the first of the year in my sewing room. I figure my sis and I are smart enough to accomplish that if we take our time!

  2. I love that skirt! It turned out great. I think I need to get my hands on that pattern.

  3. Linda, installing the flooring is pretty easy. But get knee pads. Really!! ;-)

  4. The skirt is really beautiful, Debbie! I have two of those big white mats from J's and have been using them for 2 years, maybe longer and they are fine. I'd buy them again in a minute because they make cutting out so much easier.

  5. I REALLY like the style of this skirt. I think I'm going to have to write down the pattern and save it to make as soon as I'm back to a normal size! I love how the sides have flounces...

    Also, thanks for the congratulations about my baby. =)

  6. Very nice skirt, Debbie.

    No matter what sort of top you put with it, you're bound to pick something better than that box of a vest they've drawn on the pattern envelope.

    Call Kwik Sew sell them a photo for their pattern envelope!

  7. Love your skirt. That is a really cute pattern.

    Also love your blog.

  8. Debbie, you inspired me to go and buy this pattern from Hancock's this Sunday! Lovely skirt, I think I'm going to try the long version though, better for fall/winter. Thanks for tipping me off to it.

  9. I love the skirt. I really like the pattern the more I see it.


Thank you for each and every comment. I appreciate them all, but I have to be honest and let you know that I'm usually bad about answering questions. I hope you understand that there just isn't enough time in the day to do everything I want to do.

To help keep spam comments under control, any comments to blog posts that are more than 30 days old are moderated and will not show up immediately.