The Meringue Skirt.


The skirt is finished. Here she is, in all her glory:

Side view. Ponti is at the bottom of the picture, of course.

Awkward back view

Not looking as happy as I should, from the front.

I love this skirt! It’s simple and easy to make, and much to my surprise, it’s the first skirt I have ever made. I never do things the easy way, 4 dresses made, no separates. Until today anyway 🙂 I cut a size 6 and it fits pretty well, but I think I may have been able to go to a 4 if I wanted to. Better being too loose than too tight IMO.

Lots of firsts in this skirt. First wearable muslin, first attempt using seam binding as a finishing technique, first time catch stitching a hem facing.

Not especially uniform, but it does the job 🙂

It wasn’t all roses making this. Forget the fact that I sewed my finger, there are lots of things that I could have done better. One goal was to make the inside look as nice as the outside, and I don’t think I achieved that this time. The good news though, is that any issues on the inside are purely cosmetic, and don’t affect the structure of the garment. The material was really easy to sew with, but it’s quite a lint magnet.

Will I make this again? Absolutely! I want to make a miniskirt version next.

Work is finished for the year, and I am so ready for a break. I have an appointment in the morning, but the afternoon is mine. Today was one of those days where I felt really appreciated as a teacher. When I walked into my music room this morning, I found a little note written on my white board. It said this:

Dear Mrs. G

Thank you for teaching us math and music, you are a really good teacher.
Sometimes you yell at us, but we know it’s because you want us to do good.
I really like music class.

A student

Cute or what? When I told my students that I wouldn’t be at school tomorrow, they literally rushed to hug me. It was really nice, and I’m glad I have such a great relationship with my students. I’m really lucky 🙂

As I’m sure you’ve guessed, my workouts have been non existent lately, so I am looking forward to having the time to focus on them this week. Also, I will be focusing on sewing. In fact, look at what came in the mail this week!

Sewaholic and Colette patterns, both small sewing pattern companies.

My ‘Big Four’ Pattern stash, Vogue, McCall’s and Butterick. All on sale!

 Naturally, when the camera comes out, Ponti must get in on the action.

I will not have enough time to tackle all of these, maybe like, 1. I’m going to try either the Sewaholic or Colette patterns first (or keep sewing from my book). Maybe a blouse? Haven’t done one of those yet…

I deserve a truffle.


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