Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Project

I have this friend (really...this isn't the start of one of those kinds of stories) who loves a good project.  She loves to dive in head first putting her blood, sweat, and tears into something big.  And I do mean big.  These projects are never for the faint of heart.  And that's what I absolutely adore about her.  She loves to try new things and have a little fun, never afraid to put herself out there.

One night while chatting online, this friend asked me to join her in a project.  I was intrigued, especially since she lives in Florida and I live in Indiana.  What kind of cross-country project could she have in mind?  Then she threw down the gauntlet.  30 days of May, 30 hand-made skirts.

I immediately turned her down :)  There are many reasons why I found this particular project a little too daunting.  1) I am not a confident sewer...or "domestic" in any way, shape, or form. 2) I do not have the stamina for sewing 30 individual skirts.  3)  Where in the world would one store 30 skirts?  4) I only own maybe a total of five dresses and skirts combined...the thought of wearing a skirt every day for a month kind of terrifies me.

So I offered her a compromise.  4 weeks of May, 4 hand-made skirts.  I can make four skirts.  Right?  We shall see I suppose.  Every week in May I'll be wearing a hand-made skirt.  And I'm starting the sewing now.  It might take me making ten skirts to get four I'll actually wear in public.

Here's skirt #1 of the "Sew Awesome: A month of skirt craziness" 2015 project with Kendrabookgirl.

Picked this one out because of the "One Easy Project" label on the package.  It's not the most flattering thing in the world...and picking out the wrong fabric means it's completely see-through which is a problem, but I'm pretty darned proud of myself for completing it without crying.  It definitely resembles the picture, and I only had to call my mother about five times.  Not a bad start.

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