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Yesterday afternoon was spent in my sewing room, going through and rematching my assortment of patterns with the piles of fabrics.  Several of each were studied with a puzzled expression, as in, “Why the heck did I ever buy that?”


Case in point is that three yards of gray sweater knit (bottom right-ish.)  Seriously?  I don’t ever wear gray.  Never ever. Ever.  So boring. What was I thinking?

Oh, and please, please don’t look back and remind me just how long ago I bought that red fabric that has yet to be made into a dress.  Someday it will get done… probably.

After all that sorting, I wanted to have something to show for it, so I cut out this skirt.


I have to admit that I originally bought this pattern  for the curved piecing  skirt style.  It just looked so interesting and unusual. And swirly.  I like swirly.

However, the wonderful thing about PatternReview.com is that you get to see finished projects made by and worn by real sewers on real bodies.  After looking at several photos, it became apparent that this style, while indeed interesting and unusual, was not particularly flattering.

How to say this?  Ummm…. well…. you see, all those swirls & curves only serve to enhance the girth of the  wearers.  And who wants enhanced girth? Not me.

I’d already bought this pretty batik in my favorite colors, and was really looking forward to having a new spring skirt out of it, so I decided to go for the other style, view D.  It’s a faux wrap, which is nice cuz there’s no worrying about wind flippage, if you know what I mean.  😉

blue-purple-batik-fabricActually I had bought three yards each of TWO batiks, because I really wanted to do that lower left view with the two different fabrics.  Sadly, I noted that the one with two fabrics has an even greater enlarging effect than the ones with a single fabric.  ===sigh===

The skirt is all cut out.  Hopefully I’ll complete it tomorrow morning and get pics up then.  Also, I have a sewing Fail for ya.  It’s the bias pants I mentioned a few weeks ago.  I was just going to chuck the things in the trash, but I thought you might find the info helpful.  Stay tuned.

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10 thoughts on “WOYWW – Sorting Sewing Patterns and Fabrics

  1. I love that batik fabric! Even though I don’t sew the site sounds interesting. How cool that you can see the pattern on a REAL person! Can’t wait to see your finished skirt.

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (12)

  2. I know I sure don’t need any enhancement of my girth…lol Not playing in WOYWW today but wanted to stop in and check in on my favorites ( sssshhh, don’t tell anyone ) lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  3. So I am sitting at my desk at work for lunch, having a peak about and chuckling the entire time I read your post. SO glad to know that others buy fabric and then wonder, “what the heck was I thinking?”. I can only surmise I got caught up in the moment of some adorable sample — that wouldn’t, alas, look so good on my curvy body either. The fact you got something cut out is highly commendable. Love the batik…ah heck, I love all batiks. Enjoy!!
    Sara J #41 – thanks for stopping by the Fun Room

  4. I have now had a glass of wine and I am still trying to visit everyone so my message may be incoherent lol! jenx 129

  5. Ohhhhh that fabric is just lush!!!! LOVE IT!! It’s going to make an amazing skirt!! “Wind flippage”, LOL!!! So funny and so true. Hang in there!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #32

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