The “sew grateful for Judy” skirt
Pattern: Colette Beignet
Notions: 12 buttons self-covered by little old me, piping also made by me
Time to complete: Eons….. about 5 sessions at sewing class, one evening cutting out, the duration of Peter Pan to make the 12 covered buttons, the duration of a feature length Poirot to sew them on and an afternoon while my daughter was at church Film Club to finally finish putting it together and do the buttonholes
First worn: I’ll wear it to a WI lunch this week
Wear again: I hope so after all this work
Total price: not much of a clue really, the pattern was a Christmas gift, the cord about £15, the cotton was not very expensive, let’s call it £3, notions about £4. In all about £22 I guess. (Unless you include the price of sewing class in which case it cost about £60, argh)
This skirt was only finished because the lovely Judy Roberson sent me a supportive message. Most of you will know Judy from the sewweekly community page.
Confession: before I joined sewweekly I used to think that people who had online friends who they didn’t actually know in real life were actually a bit weird. I was so, so wrong. Judy’s support over the last year has meant such a lot to me. She always thinks of others before herself. This skirt, although it was easy to put together, had become one of those dragged out experiences that was going nowhere – it started as the buttonhole challenge and is a lovely pattern but I just wasn’t getting it done. A little nudge from Judy and voilà: finished!
Anyway, this week I am especially thinking of Judy because her husband of 40 years Kenny is having another surgery on Valentine’s Day. I am sending you positive thoughts and prayers that all goes well Judy xxxxx
PS sorry I made you all look at a photo of my bum – Judy that’s what you Americans call a butt, I think….