…in my last post about avoiding my sewing machine. But this week, I was inspired by the fabric in a present that arrived from Didine. (is anyone else having trouble finding her blog lately?) It was definitely screaming "fall skirt for Emma".
I traced a skirt of Emma’s that has a really nice length and fit. But, duh, didn’t think about the fact that the skirt had an elastic waist. When I measured this skirt’s waist, I realized that I needed to gain some more room. (a lot more room). Emma was napping when I was sewing, but I keep a little notebook beside my sewing machine with notes, including the girls’ measurements (very handy), so I knew it was going to be tight.
I tried putting a little v-notch at the back of the waistband with a ribbon and button closure. But when I tried it on her, it was still too small. So now, Mary is the proud owner of a new (albeit a little long) fall skirt, and Emma and I are in the process of picking out some new fabric for a better fitting one for her.
The weather is absolutely beautiful here today. The wind has come in this afternoon blowing out grey skies and rain. I’m looking forward to a few more evenings like this over the weekend.
(FYI: since I took this picture, we’ve removed the wooden train, plastic box of blocks, wooden chair, and table holding my bags of precious clay, away from the blazing fire…!)