So. There's been a bit of a stashbusting theme to this summer's crafting. Possibly because a Masters program feels impermanent, and I have this irrational fear that letting the fabric spill out into more than one shelf on the bookshelf is somehow too much. You know, because I will have to pack it all up and ship it off to wherever I myself ship off to next. Never mind that I keep bringing fabric back with me every time I go home. Or that itchy fingers online shopping ...
Right. Also, I would like to point out that it has been 100+ days since I finished my last skirt. If I say so myself, that's a tad bit unreasonable for a girl who tries to wear a skirt every single day if she can help it, though admittedly all the fantabulous dresses out there are starting to get under my skin.
Combine the two, add in a hefty dose of perversion [a.k.a. Typical Jessica-ness], and what do you get?
One of those projects with an extremely low Fabric Used :: Effort Involved ratio. Hello Genius, we should be looking for high impact here. But I have always been one moved by impulse, so, as my former boss would say, "It is what it is," with a shrug of the shoulder and a knowing glance between friends. Also, can I just say? That is one Bright Skirt. Those 5 words run through my head every time I look at this skirt.
Still trying to get some decent photos of the inside detailings, will post specs on the skirt when I get those taken. Not 5 minutes after I finished photographing this [apartment garbage cans just out of sight to my left!], the sky came down and brought with it a bunch of the humidity that has been lingering in the air for, oh, I don't know, the last 3 weeks or so.
Question: Now that I see these photos, I'm tempted to move those 3 buttons at the waistband to one side, near the zipper. Thoughts?
Oh, but I do love this skirt. A ridiculous amount. The brightness is so cheerful, I love the fabric combination so much, and I can never get enough patchwork. Plus, there are all these cute short, pleated/gathered skirts out, and I now have my own take on that look that has just the right amount of the Jessica Touch :-).
Finally, the Good and the Bad.
The Bad: All the while sewing this up today, I was so. sick. of. skirts. that I didn't want to sew up another one for another 100 days. That is bad for the 1) continued stashbusting efforts, 2) skirt that I currently have cut out, plus the one I have half cut out, 3) two skirts I have mentally planned for after that, one of which is yet another patchwork skirt, 4) the dress refashion that I am 2/3 done with. Also, school starts in a week and a half, and we know that will cut down on the crafting time considerably.
The Good: After I put the finished skirt on, most of those negative vibes disappeared. I'm thinking a weekend in Maine will dissolve the rest of the dissatisfaction.