Thursday, March 25, 2010

no really, what am I doing?

I don't sew.

I wish I did....I just don't have the patience to follow those instruction thingies (patterns?)

I have sewn a straight line....and.....that's about it.

But seeing as though I still can't afford an adorable new Easter dress, and I want something new....what are my options?

This pattern has been all over the www these last few weeks--it's haunting me!! Every where I go I see someone else that had skirt success.

I have to try it. I picked out some cheap fabric--so if I my sewing machine bursts into flames and everything is lost.....I'm not out much.

And I'm posting it here, so you can hold me accountable. Now I HAVE to do it!! oh no.

wish me luck.

21 comments:

Nicole said...

way to go! that skirt you can definitely handle. good luck.. and don't be afraid to make mistakes. a gathered skirt will let you get away with it.

PVDela said...

You'll do great! Next thing you know you'll have the sewing bug and won't be able to stop, that's what happened to me. Now I'm lots of little girl dresses, skirts for me, and TONS of baby blankets and toys later.

Alex said...

I have been eyeing that dress from Anthropologie as well. It's too cute. Good luck with the sewing!

Jill said...

sewing baffles me.

good luck!

Karumen said...

good luck and waiting to see the output! :))
(btw, i also can't sew...lol)

summer said...

you and i are in the same boat!
love your fabric- love the pattern.
and if i can do it, you can do it.

Bluebelle said...

Haha, I don't sew either, I hope it goes well! Good for you for giving it a go though! Please post pictures when you're done?

Shannon said...

Good luck! That's a cute skirt and it doesn't have a zipper so you should be ok. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Susan said...

you CAN do it. seriously, it is just a straight stitch and a teeny tiny zig zag at the end. email me and i will give you my phone number and then if you have any questions you can call me.

suezpetersen@gmail.com

Hillary N said...

my mother wasn't a sewer and she has passed the gene down to me..i'd love to get good at it, that looks like a super cute pattern, good thing you're tiny and slim, a skirt with an elastic waist would only be bad news for me, people's eyes would burst into flames, let a lone my sewing machine..(which I don't have..)
Good luck, post pics when you're finished, you'll do great!

Katie said...

i saw that pattern too! i can't wait to go buy fabric for it... oh the possibilities!

swell.life said...

go for it! it's tough to get over the intimidation factor, but i know it's gonna turn out better than you think. can't wait to see the results.

kristin said...

I posted my take on it on my blog bootandlooty.blogspot.com a while back & my sewing novice bestie totally rocked it. So don't give up! It really is an easy pattern.

Jen said...

ooh good luck! cant wait to see what you come up with! (and im sure it will look fabulous!) im currently trying to follow her tutorial on taking the jeans in at the side seam. wooosh! over my head!! :)

Marisa said...

as far as patterns go that is an extremely simple one and is a fantastic choice if you're not a big sewer! also, it's super cute!

ampersandity said...

i totally believe you can do it! that's a great starter piece :]

i don't really know how to sew either... i'm hoping to take a sewing class next month!

excited to see pictures of your project :]

ali said...

you can totally handle that! can't wait to see the finished product. Your skinny little hips would look great in a skirt like that!

Rachelle said...

i'm dying over this sheena!

because i seriously almost made d and i matching skirts from this pattern for easter. and then i got lazy and bought us dresses on sale!

good luck.

Jen said...

good luck! you can do it!!! can't wait to see it. :)

Bri said...

I made one for Rilo and it is so so cute! I can't wait to see yours!

And I made your white bean chili tonight...it was delish!!

Bethany said...

CUTE fabric! Nice work! Those skirts are my fave, all over the mall, just always 5 inches too short! Shoot, time to get a sewing machine!