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Monday, May 10, 2010

Butterick 4722

On Thursday I made time to make McKenna a new skirt. She wore it to church this Sunday and looked beautiful.

But this picture tells only part of the story. On Thursday I was cursing this skirt and throwing up my hands as a complete failure as a seamstress. It about sent me over the edge. It's a super simple pattern, but it had a couple elements that were new to me (pleats and a zipper) and I made it out of a silky fabric that I had never sewn with before. By the time I was sewing the hem I was an emotional wreck.

But now that I've had time to step back I can see that it's a cute skirt. It's far from perfect, but through making it I gained some valuable experience. I realized that I am still a beginner and have a lot to learn.  And instead of giving up I need to take this as a learning experience and move forward.

McKenna still needs some new skirts, so I am going to pretend like I am in a sewing class and that Butterick 4722 is my course of study. Hopefully I will be able to master it and then move on to the next challenge.


ginger said...

It turned out super cute. Love it!

ginger said...

PS, there are some good zipper tutorials on you tube. I always follow along with those because I still have zipper issues!

Emma said...

I think it looks great! I'm too scared to try zippers. Someday, maybe...

Audra said...

Oh, I think she looks gorgeous. Look at her, she's glowing! I think the skirt looks even better on her. That skirt is definitely a success and I'm excited to see more of your projects!

Sweetest Of All said...

Slippery fabrics are a bear. But there should be a setting on your machine that makes it a little simpler to fight through.