it seems like most of sewing has been hurried as of late. i take full blame for this, because obviously i would rather be sitting on the porch eating instead of in my dingy basement. who wouldnt really? right. so two gifts later and i have a little, just a little something to show for it. the patchwork pieces above were sewn into little coasters real quick like as a last minute wedding gift. handmade compliment to a wedding gift, these were accompanied by six glasses and a matching pitcher. i knew i wouldnt give myself enough time for an aftershot, so all you get is a before. i will also fully admit to being selfish. how? oh well the original idea was patchwork placemats, but when i pulled out my linen and started figuring just how much i would need i felt a little sick to my stomach. so downsized to coasters and add some pretty from crate & barrel, and everyone is happy. whew.
and then there is the experiment gift. last time i shirred a dress for collette, i kept thinking i could make a adult sized skirt. my sister had a birthday two weeks ago, so i thought hmmm, perfect time to try it out. she doesnt sew a stitch so i knew she would be pleased with anything even if i thought it was crap. nice huh? use family as guinea pigs, check. anyway, so one yard of fabric turned into a big tube and there you go, skirt. and for the more daring 22 year olds i know (you sis) this can also pass as a tube top of sorts, even though i fully disapprove of said piece of clothing. my thoughts on this are next time use more fabric, but when you procrastinate well then. if this were my skirt (not tube top, ugh i even hate the word) i would want more fullness. my sister was thrilled with it as i predicted and david even said, "i like that fabric". i have a thrifted sheet that i am going to have a go at for myself. anyone else try a skirt yet? erin?