Snow Day Sewing

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Experiment:
Megan Nielsen Brumby Skirt
Version 2
Size: Small

Materials:
2.25 Yards of Cotton Ikat
White Thread
9" Navy Invisible Zipper

Procedure:
We had an unexpected snow day this week. My family and I were convinced it was not going to snow.  But sometime in the middle of the night the rain transitioned to sleet then to snow. When we woke up the ground was blanketed in a bit of snow. Of course, we ventured out to sled and then came home to warm up with hot chocolate.
After the excitement of snow faded and the cold faces and hands were warmed, I was able to finish a WIP that had been sitting on my sewing table for -- wait for it -- 6 months! 
Gah! I cut this version of the Brumby skirt in August or September last year.  I marked and serged the pieces. Then it sat. To be honest, I forgot about it. I have a sewing basket where I keep the patterns or ziplock bags with projects that I am working on or will begin. The new year hit and I had that nagging urge to organize. . .annnnndddd, guess what I found?!
I love the Brumby for the pockets. They are serious deep pockets. I love the Brumby for the length.  I am still on my midi-obsession.  My original Brumby gets a lot of wear.  I knew this ikat would be perfect for a second one. I did not have a fancy zipper to pop in the skirt so I opted for a standard invisible zip that I had on hand.  There was no way I was venturing out in the South with snow.  Although I am from the North and feel very confident driving in snow, I do not get the same warm fuzzies from Southerners who have less experience in dealings with snow.  Hell, snow comes like every three years here.
I am quite smitten with this skirt.  And I am so thankful it is off my sewing table -- sewing is like books for me.  If I start a book, no matter how bad it is, I still finish it.  I can name the books I gave up on -- its a grand total of nine!!  A sewing project is the same -- my time, energy, creativity, and juju all go into making a garment.  I want to see it from start to finish even if it is a hot mess.
This is my "What should I sew now!?!" picture.  I have been eyeing the Zadie dress from Tilly.  Any other suggestions??

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