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Several Somethings in May

Filed under: Follow the Flock, Photography, Sewing — Kristi at 12:42 pm on Monday, May 7, 2012

A little pinning after leg waxing and while watching rom coms and eating buttered popcorn - a perfect Saturday!

While the weekend had plenty of the usual errands going on, it was a bit more relaxing than past ones. There were still “relaxing” things I would have liked to have gotten done, like a DIY pedicure that did not happen. But overall I’m starting the week at a bit more of an even reserve rather than a deficit. This is especially nice given that in addition to it being a Monday, it is a rainy, dark and cold one (though really, very welcome as we were hurting very much for moisture).

Many weeks ago I cut up one of my old 2X long sleeve tee shirts with the intention of turning it into a yoga skirt of sorts. I lived in a similar skirts in prior summers but those skirts don’t even pretend to try stay up. They clear even my hips with inches to spare and are now in the donation pile. I used this ModKid tutorial at Sew, Mama, Sew! as inspiration. However, my waistband isn’t quite tall enough to be a fold over one since it was made from the sleeves and I ended up sewing it to the skirt with the seam to the outside. Thankfully I ripped it out immediately so that task wasn’t hanging over my head, but I hadn’t had three minutes to spare hardly to give it another go until this weekend.

The results of last nights pinning! There will be a few tweaks on the next one, but more than wearable, despite the fact I look at it and can't believe it fits me.

It was okay I had the whoops though as I got a few pointers on the gathering from the sewists at knit night and did a little bit better job of that this time around. On Saturday afternoon and evening I took in a few romantic comedies, waxed my legs (with my new fav product - moom strips, organic and super simple to use - much better than my roll on waxer whose rollers wouldn’t move) and pinned the heck out of the skirt. On Sunday morning I sewed it and removed the gathering threads.

You can’t tell from this photo, but I do need to go back in and put in a couple short seams. The original shirt had some waist shaping and it does indeed stand out like a sore thumb when I’m wearing it so I’m going to make that area straight and trim away the excess fabric. But overall I’m quite happy.

I started with my least favorite of the pile and for that I am glad. There will be a few more improvements on the next one - like no unfinished edges!

Today has been a massive paperwork day with everything landing simultaneously!

I am very glad for the rain and the reprieve from the unseasonably high temperatures we’ve had as of late. It may make me a tad drowsy, but everything is looking so much greener and fuller already. I did make an error in my menu planning though. Despite my being very aware that it was likely to be cold and rainy today I somehow planned on a nearly frozen breakfast and a cold lunch. Oppps! I think the cold lunch will wait and I’ll sneak away for some soup and save the salad for a warmer day this week. Thankfully the clothes I packed last night were weather appropriate. It is much easier to fix a poor choice in lunch than a poor choice in clothing once I’ve gotten to the gym!

I hope you all have a good weekend. Did you do anything creative or something to fill your well of energy reserves?


Comment by Chris

May 7, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

Sewing and I don’t get along so well… :)

Comment by Julia

May 7, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

That’s a clever skirt! I did a long, slow candlelight yoga session over the weekend and was amazed at how much tension I’d been holding in my body. Then I took myself out to brunch the next day and let people wait on me. Heaven!

Comment by Anne

May 8, 2012 @ 6:26 am

Wish we had gotten some of your rain… still dry as a bone here and oof - the winds! I’ll take the cooler air tho - thanks for sending that. :)

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