I have been spending much to much time on Pinterest in the evenings. I usually knit while we are watching something and relaxing after kid bedtime. Lately, my wrist has been bothering me, or I’ve got too much ADD happening to focus on knitting. I find Pinterest very inspirational. Sometimes too inspirational. Last night, I was awake until well after 2 am thinking about stuff I could do and make (not even searching, anymore, just lying in bed, NOT sleeping). That was not the first time this week that happened either. In all fairness, I had that problem before Pinterest was invented, but it may be amplified now because of it.
I have been really inspired by sewing lately, as you 38 readers must have noticed. Wait until my craft room construction is complete. You think I’m a crazy crafter now? Just you wait Henry Higgins, just you wait. Speaking of, The concrete arrives Thursday. There are going to be so many projects to sew for my new room, as well as great working conditions to be inspired and create stuff. I can not wait for my fortress of solitude. Right now, I work in the dining room and we have eaten many meals in front of the TV these past couple weeks because Mama had the table occupied with sewing stuffs.
look! Concrete forms. And my brother-in-law wearing flip flops to operate the hammer drill.
I saw a cute skirt someone made (and posted a tutorial – I love it when that happens). I loved everything about it, the style, the fabric. Of course she made it for her 8 year old daughter. Yeah, Yeah, I know. I can get away will wearing things that are a bit on the childish side, since I’m a teacher. Some of the little girls in the class love it when I wear tutus. I wanted to make the skirt, not only for Little K, but also for me. I even found the same fabric for mine.
It even matches my chucks!
You may remember the one I made for Little K:
I made this one last week, while I was waiting for my fabric to arrive. Today, I made the one for me. As I looked at the pattern again when my fabric arrived, I realized that the style skirt would not be flattering to an adult. At least not one who is not a size zero. This is part of why I was awake most of the night. I was thinking about how could I use the same premise, but make it a more lady-curve friendly. I came up with this:
Still just as whimsical and cutsey as the original pattern. But now it has a little dash of maturity. Not too much. I can wear it with my chucks and a t-shirt for running around or with heels and a cardi for school. The prints are just so lovely. I wish I had more of the fabric to do something else with. I did save the scraps, so you will see something small (maybe a place-mat or a pieced together purse) in the near future.
I have two more skirt ideas stuck in my head just busting to come out. And a few more projects planned as well. Except, I realized today that I go back to work in a month. I need to finish an online class I started for work, before I go back. I’ve cleaned up the dining room for a few days so I won’t be tempted, and will get the work done. Then….more more more sewing.