I cannot remember the last time I made myself an item of clothing....
this week, whilst making a skirt, my certain quirks regarding sewing for myself came flooding back....
regardless of what I am sewing, I have certain quirks, and laugh at myself, and often my husband will shake his head in amusement - thinking "what are you doing??"
You see, I can't sew wearing shoes or slippers on my 'sewing foot' - that is, the foot that is controlling the pedal! oh, no it has to be as close to skin on metal (or plastic??) as possible - perhaps a sock, but sometimes not even, and in the cooler months when the chilly breeze is seeping through the cracks of our old floor boards, I am sure that I come close to loosing all feeling in my right foot and possibly suffering from frost bite (ok not quite frost bite, but you get my drift) as I parade around limping with one slipperless foot...
"honey - have you closed the blind in that front room?? - because the neighbours can see you!"
"ha - oops" - i say!
and so the stripy high-waisted skirt that i spied in a catalogue and admired, is now finished! Final price was about $11 for the fabric and I already had a black zip and I used little snap fasteners to close the band (which I thought about covering with buttons, but I like it as is, i think!). It might not be exactly like the extravagant expensive version, but I am content with this little number!
We are off to a little girls 4th birthday party today, so perhaps I'll just stay as I am, as I feel dressed up to party, although I'll play around with with cardigan I settle on as I have a grey one i like...
black top - dotti
pink cardigan - sorry can't remember!
skirt - Hah! Made by ME!!
footless tights - I think i just picked these up at the supermarket in an emergency, and they have been handy ever since!!
shoes - Miss Shop
braids - Diva
earrings - by me also!