Anyway, onto this skirt, right? Here's the before picture in case anybody missed it and the way it is terrifying.
Beautiful! So here's what I did:
- Separated the top half from the bottom with my trusty seam-ripper
- Ironed over the top edge to put in elastic and began sewing the tube-bit for the elastic when I realized...
- OH NO GOTTA TAKE OUT THOSE POCKETS (which is sad, because I do love pockets... but they were very much in the way of where the elastic would be)
- Sewed up the sides where the pockets used to be (seriously...saddest that there are no pockets now)
- Put in the elastic for the waist band! Can we talk about how much of a pain pushing a couple feet of elastic through a SEVEN FOOT FABRIC TUBE is? My fingertips are angry at me for the death-grip I had on the safety pin I used to assist.
- Sewed up the areas around the entry-point for the elastic.
- Sewed some of the skirt to the elastic to avoid it folding and twisting in the laundry/wear/etc.
- PUT THAT SKIRT ON:
(Excuse the part where you can see my bra through my t-shirt. Oops.) Also, after picture is complete with close-up of the fabric so you can see the glory that is the print on this skirt.
Anyway, now it is late and I have to get ready to do things tomorrow. What am I doing? you might wonder. PAINTING MY ROOM YES I AM. And I am very excited about it. Also doors. And trim, if trim is not to be replaced. Dearest room, you are going from ten-year-old's-room to capable-of-being-a-guest-room-when-I-move-out-without-making-guests-feel-awkward-and-ten-years-old tomorrow. Be excited. I am pumped to live in a grown up room. And put my white sheets on my bed soon after that.
P.S. Happy birthday, Dad. I microwaved dinner-in-a-steam-bag because I am a super cook and daughter.