Each snowflake that falls in the South sells a gallon of milk, a loaf of bread or a package of batteries. Panic sets in around here as it did with me, but fortunately it was just what I needed to get out of my sewing slump. My mojo was suffering and I decided to take my own advice – make a pencil skirt.
After stocking the fridge and loading the flashlights with fresh batteries I raced to JoAnn’s for a zipper, but stayed in the store nearly two hours looking at Burda patterns. I bought eight. Suddenly, the thought of being snowed in for a few days filled me with utter delight!
I was even excited about sewing a pencil skirt 🙂
Could the anticipation of snow have influenced my decision to make a winter white skirt? 😉
With the mojo inching its way back into my life, I gave the skirt some pop by cutting off 4 inches of length to make way for a black border.
To make the border I cut one 6 ½ inch piece of black wool 1 ¼ inch wider than the skirt width. After stitching the two short sides of the border together, the fabric was folded in half and pressed. One 5/8 “ seam allowance was turned under and pressed, the other is stitched to the skirt and the pressed edge is slipstitched to the inside of the skirt.
The new skirt fits right in with the many black and/or white clothes in my closet,
but I must say my black sweater set never looked better!
I’m sticking with my advice of sewing a pencil skirt or one’s favorite tried n’ true pattern to refuel the sewing energy! I often find the smallest activity can provide the same motivation as one’s greatest accomplishment!
Lastly, Sonny, my fourteen-year-old Cairn Terrier, joins me in wishing you a splendid Valentine’s Day filled with lots of love 🙂
Best wishes for a good one!