Well, I did it. I unfolded all the pieces of The Fail Skirt, laid them all out on my friend’s floor and gave her helpless looks as I tried to piece it together. After some false starts, we established that it should fit me, that it’s not too short, and that it’s going to look really cool when it’s done.
Once I fit the zip, I think it’ll be much easier to get going. I went through the principle of how to make the box pleats, and it seems fairly logical, so as long as I get all the right pieces in the right order, it should be fine. One of the biggest problems was that my writing had faded from the pieces, and I hadn’t a clue what went where! Everything is now relabelled, I have a diagram and a much better idea of what I’m doing. I have this mad idea that I might get it done over the weekend, as well as hemming my practice skirt, but that might be a stitch too far.
In other news, I must share this with you as well. I sometimes take part in the Cheap as Chips swap on Ravelry, and my parcel arrived this morning. Along with amazing-smelling coffee and some gorgeous earrings which I’m currently wearing, I got a sock monkey! My very own sock monkey! It’s stripey and awesome, and loves the naff pattern book that my sender included. I adore 60s and 70s patterns – they’re not quite kitsch, but they’re cool to me. Even the sock monkey – whose name is Gerald – loves them:
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