Here is the finished skirt!
It did not make it past the first round of The Great Pattern Review Sewing Bee, but I did manage to start and finish a project that has been stuck in my head for years, so I am going to call it a success!
Which is actually a relief. A week is not enough time to produce a detailed garment (for me, at least!) and the hectic schedule would have stressed me out.
The contest did finally get me to watch the Great British Sewing Bee. Clearly, the show was not produced in
America. My goodness, everyone was so kind to one
another (why can’t reality television in the States be more like that?!). The snarkiest thing I heard was Ann
commenting that she could have made rouleau straps as delicate as those on the
winning dress that week – and I believe her. I
actually think that the smocked design looked a bit silly with such tiny straps
that would probably end up destroyed after being worn by an active child.
To continue the sewing television trend, I have also starting watching some of the old Project Runway shows. Wow . . . not quite sure what to think! The time constraints are ridiculous, and some of the hem finishes are painful to look at; I wonder what they really look like in person.
All I can say is that I am very thankful the only time constraints and deadlines I have are self-imposed!
Skirt: Made by me, Sewaholic Hollyburn Skirt
Sweater: Banana Republic