October 3, 2011

I Sew: Plaid Skirt

 {Blouse: Old Navy, Cardigan: F21, Skirt: me, Belt: Thrift Store, Necklace: Great Grandmother's,
 Boots: Ross, Purse: gift from Italy from Aunt R.}

This is my first sewn clothing item. What do you think? It's certainly not perfect, but it'll do for a first try.   I just need some additional bracelets and maybe a different sweater or jacket to make this outfit a bit more fashionable. Also, I'm in desperate need of a hair cut!

Yellow zipper added after I realized that to get it on, I had to pull it over my head! Much easier to slip on now. 

  I completely understand why the contestants on project runway complain when not having stick-like models (size 0-2's)...  People like me .... It's not so easy making things for normal folks with curves. Currently working on different ways to better work with big bums (i.e. me). It was a challenge getting this skirt to fit correctly between the waist and hips.  Overall, I am pleased with the results! Stay tuned for further projects!

Have I mentioned how much I adore my husband. I enjoyed a lovely Starbucks date this weekend while Andrew studied and I did some reading. With each day, I am more and more thrilled and thankful that I am finished with school (for the time being), am a wife, am working my dream job, and can do what I love to do in my time off. All praise and glory to God!


  1. I am so impressed!!! Did you have a pattern or did you just "go for it"? It looks great. You're the best, Jigs!

  2. You look fabulous! This must be the day that I felt like we were wearing a similar outfit...but you are much cuter!

  3. Oh Jenna all of this blogging makes me happy because you are getting to do all the things you love! Tell Dr. Reyna hi for me! :)


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