Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Martha Moment!

Okay so on Saturday just before our Ward Christmas party I got this hairbrained idea to make Liberty a skirt. You have to know that growing up my mom was famous for staying up late one night and making me a dress for the next day. That is how it was all through my childhood. So and hour before we are supposed to be at the church I decide to do this. How hard can an elastic waist skirt be. I had some fabric downstairs and after a couple of measurements...I was off.

Okay so it didn't turn out perfect...I wish I could have done the bottom different. But she was all excited and I felt pretty good that I was able to whip something up like that. She looked cute and got alot of compliments. I have a long way to go to live up to my mom's work, but hey, one step at a time. Right?

Here I am having my Martha (stewart for those who don't know what I am talking about) moment at my sewing machine. Libby snapped this one of me.


Here is one of Libby playing in the tulle that I added to the bottom of the skirt...she was enjoying herself while I was sewing.
Here she is in the finished product. I know you can't laugh..but not to shabby for 35 minutes of sewing. I think next time I will try a pattern. That could help the bulging sides of the skirt.
Please pay no attention to the random items in my office...the stuff hanging on the back of my office door and the box of lightbulbs are practically permanent objects in there but pretend you didn't see that! It's on the list of things to get to...but who knows when that will get done!

3 comments:

cari said...

Way to go! I'm jealous you have an office where you have space to whip up a skirt. Permanent fixtures and all. :)

Cortney Chambers said...

i am very impressed---it looks really cute!

Amy-Sue and Gian Del Bello said...

Too cute...What a great mom to whip up a skirt in less than an hour!!!