It has been awhile since I have written anything. And it isn't because I didn't want to. It is because I have been working on something big; or, shall we say, lots of little things for one "big" girl. We have finally finished redecorating BB's room.
This may appear to be just a denim wrap skirt, but this skirt has become much more than that. I realized as I was making this skirt, and as it kept transforming, that it was really a metaphor for me. Okay, okay, so maybe I'm a little crazy, but I can learn a lot about myself from sewing.
So, let me back up and start at the beginning. It all started when I went to the local fabric store and purchased Burda pattern 8176, medium weight denim, and a zipper. I've been wanting a denim skirt for awhile now. And for some reason they are surprisingly hard to come by in any shape but straight.
There is a lot to love about upcycling. First there is the obvious recycling benefit, which is also nice when you are working with a budget. Second is the creative aspect; it really is more exciting for me to figure out how to re-arrange my existing clothes than it is to buy a pattern and cut along the lines. The third, and perhaps most compelling reason, is that it usually takes a lot less work.
There, I said it. I love love love to sew. But it is really really cool when I don't have to sew in a zipper or finish every little last edge.