You don't have to be polite about it either. Really, it's for the best...
|The skirt "prototype"|
I'm not sure what compelled me to think that I could do it. It's a mystery to me. All I know is that a week ago I, without presentiment, asked my friend Becki to help me replicate a favorite skirt and bless her heart, she said yes. Three DAYS of nearly non-stop effort on the part of both of us and if you determine fashion by the wearability and beauty of a garment, let's just say it's we've got ourselves an epic fail.
So what do you do with that? Was it all in vain?
Reasons it was a waste of time...
|Approximately 4,000 pins on this dumb zipper|
Man-hours - My skirt would cost over $300 if Becki and I were paid minimum wage. I'm not sure it would get fifty cents at a garage sale. :*
|"Hi, I'm Nate and I'm |
the cutest conehead you'll ever see!"
I've given birth to ALL three of my OS in the time it took to make this simple A-line skirt. And at least during childbirth, I had a finished product. Yes, my OS were gooey and slippery. Nate even had a cone-head but overall I was pleased with the results...three lovely creations. I'm not able to gloat about my skirt. I still haven't hand-sewn the waistband. The skirt and I need some space...
BUT, I refuse to say that it was a waste of time and here's why...
|Becki and I on Day Two - optimistic |
and still speaking to each other!
|A view from the carpet, that's Becki slaving away|
On the third day of our skirt journey, I began taking pictures of the ceiling. I lay on the carpet, far from the skirt because I couldn't take it anymore. There Becki sat at the sewing machine. Gf faithfully yanked the stitches out of that blasted zipper again as I clicked away on my camera phone and went to my "happy place."
|Amazing grilled veggies and goat cheese on a bed of greens|
Hope - If left to my own resources, surely I would have scrapped this project. Many Bible verses traveled in my brain during our time together. This one, James 1:2-4, resonated the most within me.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
|A little cherry skirt that will spend more |
time in the closet than on my person!