I should not be allowed to attempt a project in a hurry, especially when the serger is involved. Let me clarify: I should not be allowed to attempt to make a Japanese pattern in a hurry, especially when the serger is involved. What should have been a relatively quick and easy project turned out to take double the time for me today because I serged the wrong pieces together (all the while thinking that the pattern was messed up!) and then realized my mistake and had to rip out serged seams. Just as a reminder: I have the serger set up with 4 threads currently. Normal sewing = 2 threads. Tearing out a serged seam is. not. fun. But in the end I got the skirt together for a very excited L4. She chose the fabric out of my stash, one that I had purchased at the craft thrift store for $1.25 for 1.25 yards. I probably used about half of it or so, so the skirt probably cost a little over a dollar with thread and elastic to make. We won’t count all of my time in the equation. 😛 Of course, I had to get a little photo shoot with my girl and her skirt in action. She was all about jumping, twirling and swing riding while wearing it. And I was all about documenting her adventure.
L4 styled her own hair here, can you tell?
Despite the mishap, making the skirt made me realize I’ve missed the Japanese pattern books on my table (I have hijacked KAB’s books, too. Good thing she’s up to her eyeballs in all sorts of projects of her own right now. I can keep pretending they’re mine!)