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Thursday, April 12, 2012

I Have Been Redeemed

So, after the confidence shaker earlier this week of completing the Edwardian Skirt, only to find that it did not fit, I decided to sew up the Colette Meringue I had cut a few weeks ago.  This was a fun skirt to sew.  It went together very easily and there were no snags.  I made it in a cute dragonfly print I've been saving for years, never quite sure what to do with it.  I like it in this skirt.  I think it makes an already fun piece even more so.

And, yes, that really is me in it!  I had to show that this one actually fit!  My junior photographer had a little trouble getting all of me in the lensfinder without making me look distorted, so I'm afraid a torso shot is what you get!  At least with school being out for spring break there was someone home to act as photographer! Can't wait to wear this skirt - I hear it's supposed to be warm this weekend!

Well, I feel better!  Have you ever needed to bolster yourself with a success following a sewing failure?  Thanks for looking, and thanks for your comments!


  1. That is an adorable rendition of the meringue skirt! I often sew up something like this (usually a woven blouse) after I've crashed and burned on some other project.

  2. Thank you! And it did make me feel better, too.

  3. Cute skirt! I don't call them failures. They are skill builders. I try to learn from them. Keep stitchin'. If you never make a mistake you must not be doing enough!

  4. Love the dragonflies! My "Lines Across My Face" offering is here:

  5. Your skirt is so darn cute!! Love it! We're so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back soon. -The Sisters

  6. Perfect skirt for spring! I'm sure you will get a lot of compliments when you wear it! thanks for stopping by and linking up!