Thursday, May 31, 2007

One final skirt for the "Sew, Mama, Sew" Sew-Along

I was supposed to be choosing a paint color and prepping the kitchen walls ...

But - shhhhh - this is what I did....

Sewed one last skirt for the Sew, Mama, Sew! sew-along. This one is McCall's 5431 - a winner in my opinion.

This skirt has the all important twirlability factor built right in. I'll be adding more of these to my summer wardrobe...maybe even rethinking the use of the cool ladybug print as the border of a skirt. Full review of the skirt is on Patternreview.

Oh, and don't forget to take a peek at all of the wonderful skirts that are posted on the Sew, Mama, Sew Flickr: Skirt Month.

Lest you think I shirked my home improvement projects completely, I leave you with photos of the final step in the retaining wall - the cap. DH carefully laid out and marked each cap piece noting where they would need to be cut. After cutting one with his own tool, he decided it would be better to rent the proper equipment from Home Depot. Well, DH has this way about him and before you know it the guy at Home Depot offered to just cut the five cap pieces for him.

One tiny little problem...DH forgot to mark which piece went where and when he tried to lay them out again they wouldn't fit. Soon I'm outside trying to help solve the puzzle (and I never did like puzzles all that much). He moved those heavy cap pieces for 20 minutes before I suggested that perhaps it might be easier to trace the pieces out of paper and move the paper pieces until the solution was found.

Which we did, and it worked. See? I did my good deed for the day.
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5 comments:

  1. Love your new skirt, Sharon!

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  2. That's a beautiful skirt!

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  3. Definitely a good choice...I absolutely love that skirt! Trendy (b&w)and timeless (shape) at the same time. Kudos!

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  4. Wow, you've been busy! I love the new skirt - beautiful!

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  5. Love, love, love the new skirt! See you managed to get some sewing in along with the home improvement projects. I am so proud! :)

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