Jan 26, 2010
Just call me Coco...Chanel that is
I had bought this purple and white polka dot fabric on a whim a few months ago after falling prey to the DIY tutorials on the many blogs I enviously stalk. I thought "No problem, I'll just whip up a cute little something in 30 minutes and then sit back and let the praise sink in." I mean that's what happened on all those tutorials. Fast forward to today where I spent over an hour struggling to perform the most basic of seamstress skills, like sewing in a straight line, marking the proper measurements, etc. Let me just say I'm a little rusty from my jr high/high school sewing hey day. I'm also a little impatient. After briefly refreshing myself with some tutorial highlights I threw caution to the wind and decided I was smart enough to create a simple skirt on my own. Well after several close calls and more than a few moments of absolutely blank thought I emerged humbled but victorious. I mean it is a skirt and it is for a small girl. Is it slightly longer and larger than any of her skirts currently hanging in her armoire?Perhaps, but those are just technicalities. Anyway, just wanted to share what I decided to do today to save myself from the job search meltdown. Mission FAIL! Now my body and brain are both nursing wounds. I'll be ok after a long shower and some mindless TV.