Over Memorial Day weekend, I was inspired to sew for myself. First up was this skirt. I made it from the balance of one piece of fabric I'd used for a skirt for my daughter. I guess I had purchased a lot of this fabric, because I made her a skirt and a vest, and still had enough left over for me. The fabric is an ecru tone-on-tone stripe, and I just love it!Next was a "UFO" - unfinished object. This halter style top has been languishing for over 18 months because I was too lazy to sew on 4 buttons and make buttonholes. I found it. I finished it. It's just too dang cold to wear it for the past few days. It's an ice blue fabric - very unusual color.This one was way beyond UFO. I found a pattern that I thought would be really cute, and cut it out, again, at least 18 months ago. Then I decided the shirring was more than I wanted to take on that day, and stuffed the pieces in the drawer. And there they remained....forever....until I found it. It's pretty cute, but I may give it to one of my girls; they are much younger and cuter than I.Last, I had this great sage green fabric, and had purchased a Vogue pattern with this fabric in mind back along about September. Feeling ambitious, I laid it out, and just carried on until it was done.Looking at these terrible photos, I see why no one photographs their garments flat. But (a) it's simply been too cold at 55 degrees or less this week for me to wear any of these, and (b) it's hard to get pictures of the person who's always operating the camera, anyway. This weekend, I plan to finish the last 1-1/2 skirts for my daughter (I had started 5 skirts, finished the black, blue stripe and ecru textured skirt, then the zipper didn't match the off white solid skirt well enough for me to want to finish it, so I had to wait for my shipment from zipperstop.com to arrive with white invisible zippers. Yes, I ordered a herd of zippers onling, about 180, in fact, for about $85 including shipping. Yes, I admit that I'm 2 or 3 degrees off plumb. But how could I not adore those prices? Anyway, the solid white skirt lacks only the invisible zipper, waistband and hem, then, on to the burgundy skirt! I hope to finish those this weekend, and then, I'll take pictures of those, flat, too.
Come to think of it, my pictures look a lot like those on the American Eagle website, and they make a bucketload of money - at least, I hope they do, given their prices - so maybe these photos are not quite so horrid, after all.