Saturday, 2 February 2013

Skirt vs Psychological Issues, 1- 0.

Among the many things I've been sewing this week, there is a skirt I'm especially proud of, and now I'll tell you why!

After almost a year of practicing I'm now good enough at making trousers, but I still have issues with skirts. I'm not joking. I know it should be easier, but that makes me even more frustrated!

Since I can't suffer this kind of situation, I tried to understand better the problem. I asked myself: why is it that difficult to me? And then I realized that I don't like skirts; I don't wear skirts; I don't even have any in my wardrobe!

Mmm. That could be already an answer, but I decided to go deeper. I found out I actually have three or four skirts, well hidden under a pile of pijamas. Those are gifts, mostly from relatives who continue to buy girly things for me, probably hoping I'll turn into a cute, lovely creature one day or another (and happily live ever after). 

Well, we know this is not going to happen, but it's a sad truth which doesn't prevent me from sewing skirts for other people to wear! 

After solving the puzzle, I started sewing, and made that lovely flare skirt above, and then another...I must have overcome some kind of trauma! 
You know what? Maybe crafting is even more useful than I thought.

Stay tuned (for more emotionally disturbed stories!)


  1. Oh, good day dear friend. I've been having some problems along with some issues with my computer and still have a bit more to do with that so I have not been able to get onto a computer much at all ... just wanted to let you know I haven't forgotten about this skirt, especially the print. Like you I don't wear them anymore, but you never know, things do change (otherwise we turn into cement!!).

    Love always,

  2.'re always so wise! It's true, things do change and we change a lot as well! Thank you for passing by, you know I appreciate it...Elettra

  3. Nice skirt, especially like the hem. Funny that your 'aversion' to skirts seems to have affected making them. I don't like cooking, maybe that's why I'm not keen on what I end up with.
    Btw, love the flower-ivy-background :)

    1. :D I think the ways of the mind are inscrutable!
      Thank you for passing by, I gave a look at it and love your work...

  4. Love the skirt! You have to wear it. My daughter asked me the other day why I never wear dresses, you are not alone..

  5. Thank you, I'll try now that I've noticed it! You've a smart girl there!

  6. It's lovely, a perfect shape and a very nice fabric, well done you :) It's not a bad idea to try wearing all your 'good' clothes like they are your everyday clothes - I tried it and now I don't have any 'good' clothes at all!

  7. Really lovely fabric :D
    I love to wear dresses lately..I hated in the things change :D In my case i don't particularly like to create necklace but i love to wear them :P hihihih

  8. Neanche io indosso spesso le gonne, anche se mi piacciono tantissimo! Sono contenta che alla fine ti sei sbloccata... ne è valsa la pena! La fantasia della stoffa mi piace tantissimo! Complimenti!