Expectations are a funny thing. In July I expected to be able to work at my normal, non-pregnant pace, and was frustrated when I couldn’t keep up. After the baby I arrived I expected to be able to do…absolutely nothing. And then it felt great when I was able to do a little sewing!
I was so anxious to sew some fall things. Of course I started cutting out an ambitious jacket. But I quickly realized that if I wanted something to wear, I would have to scale back. These three skirts have been on my list for a while. From left to right, Burda 10-2010-106 in orange wool flannel, Burda 11-2008-110 in teal jacquard, and Burda 02-2010-104 in magenta wool. To save time, I didn’t muslin, just cut on the large side and took the seams in as I went. I also cut corners on the lining, skipping pressing it for instance. But most important, I followed the plan I had set out, and by-and-large the instructions. Carolyn had a post once about how the most time-consuming part of sewing is making all the decisions. I couldn’t agree more. Since thinking is not my strong suit at the moment, this may work to my advantage. I also have to thank all the people (especially David) who held the Joey for a bit while I sewed.
Of course no post is complete now without a dose of cuteness:
Oh yes, and in case you’re wondering, we did in fact name him Joey because his mother is a kangaroo.