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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.

5 comments:

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.