I’ve been working away on my Archer shirt, and it’s so close to done! I’ve learned a lot along the way, and I can’t wait to share the finished shirt.
I usually talk about UFOs on Mondays, but there are only so many times you can look at my Glynis socks (I ripped and re-started that 2nd sock this weekend), and my other UFO project is tippy-top secret, so I’ll share the next sewing project in my queue.
Since I typically sew for an hour or two at night just before bed and don’t want to interrupt the flow of that sewing time once Archer is finished, I decided to take a break from writing during the daylight this weekend to cut out the plaid skirt I’ve been thinking about.
I dug through my pattern stash and came up with Butterick 5613, a pleated skirt pattern with a wide waistband that I’ve been meaning to try for a while.
The fabric is a green and navy plaid flannel that I picked up during an after-Thanksgiving sale. Since this pattern isn’t lined and I want to wear the skirt with tights, I’m underlining the flannel with a traditional lining fabric. Hopefully this will also lend the flannel some body and keep it from wrinkling too badly.
With only four pieces, I thought it would be a cinch to match the plaids on this skirt. Was I ever wrong! It turns out that the grain of this fabric has been badly warped, and matching the plaids just isn’t going to be a possibility. I’m hoping the pleats mask the warping, but perfectionist me is twitching about the whole thing.
Only a few more days of writing before my seminar papers are turned in and I can spend some quality time at my sewing machine to knock a few things off my list before our greatly anticipated trip home to Minnesota for the holidays! I can’t wait!