sewing projects

I spoke too soon…

…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".
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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.
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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.
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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.

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(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…!)

…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".
P1010026_1

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.
P1010025_1

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.
P1010024_2

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.

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(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…!)

22 comments on “I spoke too soon…”

  1. Definately a fallish skirt and SO cute! Well done. and holy moly is that your place!!!!?!??!? What a gorgeous locale you’ve got. I hope this good weather holds for awhile too. 😉

  2. Oh, man. What a beautiful farm. And a woodstove too? I’m not going to show my husband that photo. He’s dying for one.

    I was just thinking about you today. What week are you at? Still hanging in there with the shots?

  3. I love the skirt I really must attempt clothes for my girls but I am never barve enough!The photos of the farm and fire look so inviting!I think Didine stopped her blog she did mention something about having a break and hinted it might be permanent and then it just disappeared.I think I have her email addy if you want it?

  4. The skirts adorable. I miss having a wood burner stove, and how cold and windy and rainy it has been lately, it sure would feel nice to curl beside one.I’m pretty behind on things here, but I want to thank you for the buttons, I LOVED ~ Loved the blue glazed one, just beautiful.

  5. HeyHo 🙂 I didn’t disappeared LOL I was just changing things here and there so I’m here to discover what you made with the pink fabric I sent you and I’m just sooooooooo happy with the result ! You’re amazing ! What a lovely skirt !! You can still see my “world” on my flickr account !!!Enormous Smooches !! And don’t forget, that I’m still here 🙂

  6. that is the cutest skirt, at first glance I thought it was for you and I was thinking “go girl!”, but yes, it is lovely for a younger gal too ; )

  7. Darling skirt! I bet it is so cute on Mary. You are surrounded by beauty where you live! Me too. Don’t you just thank the Lord each day? I sure do.

  8. Great skirt, way to stick with it to the end! I must say that is a beautiful view!! Thanks for sharing. Glad you are getting some energy in the 2nd trimester.

  9. Oh how gorgeous a story is that of your children comforting you. They will grow up one day to be strong loving parents hopefully to their own children one day. Your house looks so beautiful in that photo, and I love Autumn. We are just beginning Spring but it feels like Summer one day and Winter the next. I love the Erika Knight book too, lovely patterns in it.

  10. I was getting ready to comment on just how adorable that skirt was (and to perhaps muse aloud at how long the ribbon and button would have to extend in order for it to fit me???) but then I was dumbstruck by the picture of the field and house. Please tell me that’s where you live? So. incredibly. gorgeous!

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