I've got an excuse to share with you instead. Go ahead and save your thanks until after I give it to you. Yesterday was my only day off this week (Well, my only day off until Christmas Eve. Of course I'm off Christmas day too. Plus, I won't be working the day after Christmas. But, today is my only day off this week until those days.) and it was my intention to take a few shots of the super cute outfit I wore to run around and finish up all my holiday errands yesterday. One problem, it was rainy and yucky. The weather made outside outfit pictures next to impossible. Then I got so busy baking and sewing once I got home that inside pictures were even nexter to impossible. That, my friends, brings us here to an outfitless post.
However I do have one picture for you.
This is the material out of which I made a skirt yesterday. Let me start by saying that working with flannel is WAY more difficult than working with cotton. I didn't know this when I purchased this extra soft and cozy flannel for the most perfect winter skirt. Last night I finally made the thing and I'm not ashamed to say that it isn't well constructed. It's a bit of a mess actually. BUT, when I wore it into my closet there were items leaping off hangers, begging to be worn with it. I'm serious, a line of potential outfits formed right there in my itty bitty closet. There was pushing and shoving and dirty looks - just like a black Friday line at the Wal-Mart. All that mayhem has convinced me that although the skirt isn't perfect, it MUST be worn. It has the potential of becoming an integral piece in my mixing arsenal. Therefore, I cannot in good conscience abandon it because of a few uneven (and totally visible) stitches.
Stay tuned for its unveiling (once I get back on track around here) and PLEASE resist the urge to point and giggle at its imperfections.
Are there other materials that I should stay away from as a novice seamstress?
(it's almost an insult to seamstress' to call myself that...)