This jumbled mess you see here is my first attempt at using a pattern. A nice, simple a-line skirt. No problem, right? Easy peesy.
HA! It’s slow going…i have a LOT to learn. I “get” the way it all fits together, but i am alittle lost when it come to marking where the pleats go, and the notches, and all those weird little symbols that mean God-knows-what…. i am feeling just ALITTLE stupid right now. This should not be so hard! It makes me really angry at both my mom AND my mother-in-law, both of whom could be teaching me this stuff. But my mom is MIA, and my MIL is nearly impossible to get a commitment out of. So, i am forging ahead and figuiring it out MYSELF, dammit! I just want to get it done, because i have had images of simple skirts with embroidery all over ‘em for AGES. I think it will look really cool if i can EVER get a decent skirt sewn up.
Aside from skirt frustration, not too much crafting to report from the weekend. I was a big slug, honestly, hanging around embroidering while watching a Audrey Hepurn marthon on the classic movie channel all day saturday, dilligently emptying a big bottle of cheap-o Merlot, and tackling the great laundry mountain on sunday. I did bake a couple chai cheescakes for my hub’s work picnic, and i am almost done with the latest tree embroidery. But mostly, it was a whole lot of TV, wine, and slack. And that is OK with me!