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A Wadder and a Possible LA Sewing Meetup?

2014 May 31
by elizabeth_admin

So, I had not sewn a stitch since the evacuation.  My machines were still packed up and my sewing room was in disarray.  Apparently I don’t have that neatness gene and am completely incapable of putting away patterns after using them.  But yesterday I scraped a clear space on the cutting table and cut out some bibs for friend and a maxi skirt for myself.

The bibs came out okay, but the skirt is a complete and utter wadder.

The fabric was so pretty too, but just too look at.  It was one of those clingy knits.  And I tried to force it into being a yoga waistband skirt.  So wrong on so many levels.  In addition to being a failure, I have come to the conclusion that this kind of skirt does not flatter my figure.  A yoga waistband treatments demands a yoga stomach, a flat one.  I do not have that kind of stomach.  Never did, even before I had the little boy.  Sigh.  That skirt was kinds of wrong on me.  And as much as I loved the print, it didn’t look good as a skirt.  I think I will save it to use as a drapey top.  That is, as soon as the sting of the wadder has worn off.



Anyhoo, at least there was some sewing.

In other sewing news, I’m thinking of going up to LA for the day sometime in the next two weeks before Jack gets out of school.  Anyone game for a shopping meet up?

11 Responses leave one →
  1. Pam permalink
    May 31, 2014

    Yes, absolutely let’s meet up! Anytime!! (you know about the LA meet up 6/14 as well right?) I have some weekday time available (is that the goal…to have the boy in school while you squeeze in a little fabric stor’ing?)

  2. Josie Huber permalink
    May 31, 2014

    I have been reading your blog for while. Yes, to LA shopping. I live 50 miles away from downtown area, if this work out you will the first blogger I get go meet in the flesh. 6/ 14 I am off for few days.
    What are plans? I am interested in shopping at the garment industry downtown. How about you?
    Here is contact

  3. May 31, 2014

    Have you tried adding a nylon tricot lining or slip? I am often amazed at how many lumps and bumps the fabric will slide over when wearing a slinky layer underneath (no spanx required)!

    • elizabeth_admin permalink*
      June 1, 2014

      If I have to wear a slip for a summer skirt, I think there’s something wrong with the world. Nah, I will just look for a different silhouette. Thanks.

  4. May 31, 2014

    I’m sorry your skirt was a wadder, but on the plus side, maxi skirts are the best possible thing to salvage the fabric from!
    As far as an LA meet up, there’s one in the works for June 14th. I read about it here:
    I’ll be there! (I live in Santa Barbara, so I do love an excuse to trek down to LA for fabric…)

    • elizabeth_admin permalink*
      June 2, 2014

      Unfortunately, I can’t make it up to LA on that Saturday. Have fun! It will have to be a weekday for me.

  5. May 31, 2014

    What a shame! Surely you can salvage the fabric to use for something else as the fabric is so nice. I guess some things are just not meant to be 🙂

  6. Nancy permalink
    June 1, 2014

    I’m always up for fabric shopping, business permitting. I would love to meet up.

  7. June 1, 2014

    That fabric is pretty! At least it looks like you can salvage it.

    Also, haha, I just got back from LA today (yesterday? My sleep schedule is so out of whack right now…) buying stuff for more skating costumes. I don’t know if I will be able to go to any of the meet ups in the next month because it is crunch time as far as costume production goes. I will just have to live vicariously through everyone’s blog photos and posts this time around…

  8. June 1, 2014

    Phooey…oh, well, wadders happen! Hope you can enjoy that pretty fabric some other way. Maybe cut a tank dress or cute top from it…

  9. Janet permalink
    June 1, 2014

    “sting of the wadder”, well put! One of my goals is to try not to feel the sting for too long. Selfishly, I love when sewing bloggers write about their disappointments. Keeps it real!

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