Did you notice the new Falling Through Your Clothes banner? Yes, Funnygrrl has gone back to blond. I was blond from birth and kept it that way as my natural color darkened. Then about 2 years ago I went brunette and loved it. I never did change the hair color from blond on my driver’s licence since I always knew I would come back from the Dark Side. Anyway, I’m excited to be back!
To build up my sewing confidence I decided to sew a quick elastic-waist skirt. I had some shiny brown and black remnant fabric that I bought for just this purpose. I had so much of it that I could cut the skirt on the bias. That means that instead of cutting parallel to the grain, I cut out on a 45 degree angle. This makes the skirt drape nicely and move freely.
I used the same method that I used for my red, black and grey print elastic-waist skirt that follows Freshly Picked’s tutorial. Pinning and stretching while stitching. I also added soft and silky pockets in green to add a little flair. I finished the hem with a narrow hem. Folded, pressed and then tucking the raw edge into the fold, pressing again and stitching close to the upper fold.
I showed it to Stein and he said, “Don’t you have, like, 20 of those?”. “No”, I said, “I have 3 now.” I wear the other 2 almost every week. They are polished looking but comfortable. I just won’t sacrifice dressiness for comfort. Many are the opposite but I believe that putting in the effort to look pulled together, especially at work, makes you feel more confident and allows other people to see your abilities/skills without the distraction of hoodies and flip flops. I’m just sayin’.
My hair dresser, Mel, is fantastic. Love. Her.
My mom just got used to my brunette hair.
What I’m listening to: Make You Fall In Love With Me by Brett Denner
Wow! Were you ever a little blondey!!! Looks great Vanda, I love it. Love the skirt too…the pockets are definitely a nice touch. 😉
Thanks! In my kid picture don’t I look like a little Scandinavian?
I’m wearing the skirt today and got compliments from people who don’t know I sew, so that’s good. I could make one of these every week!
Pingback: In Progress: Touch of Asia Dress Part Two, and, Gnocchi | Falling Through Your Clothes
Pingback: SSS: Days 29-30 (I Did It!) | Falling Through Your Clothes
I have a pic of a less-contemplative funny-little-grrl if you would like me to send it.
Pingback: Finished: The Most Boring Skirt Ever | Falling Through Your Clothes
Pingback: Me Made May ’13: Days 13-19 | Falling Through Your Clothes
Pingback: Me-Made-May’14 Week 3 | Falling Through Your Clothes
Pingback: Favourites Week: Day 4 – Fabrics | Falling Through Your Clothes