on't you just love that song? It's so catchy! Anyway, it's that time of year for me, it's time to sew! What am I sewing you may be wondering? Well, I've decided that I need a few more skirts to add to my meager wardrobe. Meager, because many of my skirts are showing the inevitable signs of wear and tear. For instance, a couple of weeks ago I caught one of my favorite skits on the railing of my bed while I was kicking it toward the laundry pile and it tore. Yeah I know, I should have bent over, picked it up, and then tossed it onto the pile. Crest fallen I examined the damage, the side seam had ripped open along the zipper. Fortunately, I was able to repair it, but upon further inspection I noticed that the sassy little frock was quite thread bare and tatty around the waist [frown].
Then a few days later, another of my favorite skirts suffered an avian attack of sorts. While I was trying to administer some first-aid to one of my sister's ducks' hiney (I was taking care of them while she was out of town), a struggle ensued, and one of his claws (yes, ducks have CLAWS!) got caught in the folds of my skirt. RrrrrrriP! I'm just glad it was my skirt that tore, and not my leg! Now I had even more incentive to go to my favorite discount fabric store and shop for replacement skirt material -- YAY!!!
I've Died and Gone to Fabric Heaven!
Why Sew Then?
As for the sticker shock, I realize that there are sales and that many skirts can be found cheaper and with less hassle than making one, but then, I do like working with my hands, remember, I'm a tortured artist. Rather then choosing something the designer thinks I'll like, and a piece of clothing several other's own, I like that I can chose my own fabric and make my own piece of clothing. Yes, that appeals to my creative side and my individualist attitude. And the satisfaction of conquering sewing difficulties, such as deciphering pattern jargon, is a reward in and of itself, even with all the unnecessary theatrics i.e., the swearing under my breath, and fabric punting thrown in. Well, if I'm going to finish my skirts before next spring, I'd better get to work. Let the fun begin!