Friday, April 10, 2015

UFOs and Pretty Insides

My goal this year has been to finish more of my UFOs (unfinished objects). I have quite a big box full of them, most of which I don't have the energy, the creativity, or the skills to finish. This skirt, however, was not hiding in that box, which was probably why I'd forgotten about it!

I cut it out last year in the midst of my Cascade kick, and when I rediscovered it, I couldn't remember why it ended up as a UFO in the first place. I decided to pay special attention to the inside finishes so that I could parlay this into participating in my first Monthly Stitch roundup: pretty insides.

The side seems are finished using French seams, and since the hem turns too tightly in some places to do some of the fancier finishes, and I can't find a rolled hem foot for my machine, I just did a basic hem, but cleaned it up using fray blocker and trimming it down. Even the inside waistband looks pretty!

[Awkward picture, but it's the best view of how the skirt really hangs - I chose a *really* windy day for these pictures. Also - isn't that mural awesome?]

Well, after finishing it all up, I realized it was in the UFO pile because the waist ties are a bit short. Oops. Oh well, it's definitely still wearable!

On my way out of work that day, the landlord's wife made a comment about how spring-y I looked, to which I had to respond, "Thanks! I made this!" She was sufficiently impressed, ha, and started grabbing at it to feel the fabric. I love getting to brag a little, don't you?


  1. The dreaded UFO pile, well done for liberating this ace skirt from it. The mural is a real scene stealer though, I love it!

  2. Thank you! "Liberating," I like that...hopefully I can liberate some more stuff this weekend! Next time I'll have to take a picture in front of the other half of this mural...

  3. I love that fabric! I always brag. :) I know some people have mentioned that they don't like to attract the attention that it brings, and I'm not an attention-seeker, but I always tell people when I've made something. I don't want the RTW industry with its crappy fit and poor materials taking credit for the work I do!

    1. Dang straight! I like knowing that mine's one-of-a-kind, even if it's full of flaws. Because you know what? So are the RTW!