Saturday, June 6, 2015

The Daily Done: June 3-5

On June 3, I cooked a hamburger (iron!). Considering how rarely I cook, this almost counts as an achievement in itself. :P Good thing, too, because I didn't do much else. I was crashing from the caffeine buzz of migraine meds and went to bed super early.

On June 4, I made some clothing repairs. I'd caught two of my skirts on my New Rock boot buckles and ripped the lace. Typical goth problem, right?! ;) So I stitched the lace back on. I also replaced "sprung" elastic in a waistband and completed an unfinished skirt by adding lace at the hem.

On June 5, I continued with sewing projects. A while back, I'd made a skirt with a new pattern, and the waistband turned out wonky. So I pulled out the elastic, restitched the waistband, and re-inserted the elastic. Then I re-hemmed the skirt, adding lace trim. Now I'm happy with the skirt, which is made from a glittery bat fabric.

EDIT: I got a few queries about the fabric. I bought it at Jo-Ann; looks like it's still available online.
 

Five skirts put back into active wardrobe rotation... Done!

22 comments:

  1. That bat fabric is awesome! I need to work on repairing some articles of clothing I've been neglecting too...

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    1. Thanks! I love the fabric; I can't believe I let the skirt languish unworn for so long.

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  2. What pattern did you use for the skirt and are you wearing a pettycoat underneath?
    Love the way it turned out!

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    1. Thank you! I used McCall's 5431. I changed the waist from zipper to elastic, which is why it turned out a bit wonky the first time. I am wearing a petticoat.

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  3. OOOOOOOOO, great to see you being creating again, love the glitzy bat fabric

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  4. Looooove that outfit!! It looks terrific on you! At least, I THINK it's you, but you cut off your head and put bat fabric in its place... ;-)

    How many bat skirts does that make now? I distinctly remember at least two others, because I made one just like the first (green bats on a stiff material), and then you got the same material but softer, with lighter green (almost yellowy) bats.

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    1. Thank you very much! It is me. I was having a bad head day.

      I had to go count... 12 bat skirts and 2 bat dresses (plus another 3 bat fabrics waiting to be sewn). :D

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    2. OMG, TWELVE bat skirts!!! I'm swooning with envy...

      Will you please leave me your wardrobe in your will??? ;-)

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  5. Omg my new rocks destroyed all my skirts too until I stopped wearing lace skirts with them

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    1. I love the shiny metal bits, but they are murder on lace. My newest New Rocks don't have any buckles, so maybe I'll get through next winter without shredding my skirts.

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    1. Isn't it great?! Can't go wrong with bats and glitter. ;)

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  7. Repairs always take me forever! I hate repairing, I'd rather make something new... Kodus for finishing stuff! And the new skirt looks cute, I love the bats and the glitter!

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    1. Me, too. I always procrastinate with repairs. Thank you!

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  8. That outfit is amazing! We never seem to get the good fabric here!

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  9. Such an adorable skirt! I love the fabric. :)

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