During Erin and I's weekend sewing extravaganza, we each decided to make a pair of lounge pants and a skirt. I know, totally fun. Coming off of the lounge pants high, I dived right on in to making my skirt. Maybe I shouldn't have dived so quickly, cause after cutting the pattern pieces I realized that I cut the fabric upside down. So basically, it looked like this...
I was devastated. I couldn't believe I ruined my skirt even before I sewed it. I did consider making the upside-down skirt anyway, but knowing me, it would have driven me mad. After giving me sufficient time to pout, Erin offered to buy my fabric, saying she could easily use it for another project. Then we agreed to go back to the store first thing the next morning and re-buy my fabric. That way I could make the skirt just right. (Big sisters always know how to fix things, huh?)
Back at the store, I found my fabric again. But then, of course, this caught my eye...
How could I leave it behind? So Erin and I determined to make 3 skirts in one day (the third one being Erin's). We knew it would be a huge feat, but we were up to it. After working out some kinks, learning some new skills, and dealing with the Invisible Zipper Fiasco of 2009, we were victorious.
BTW, here are the stats...
Pattern: Barcelona Skirt (A-line version)
Source: Amy Butler
Fabric: Echino's "Dew Birds" in Eggplant and "Bikes in the Clouds" by KOKKA
Made for: Moi
Extras: Invisible zippers
Date Started AND completed: February 16, 2009