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And then the rain came…

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And with the rain I finished yet another project – my summer skirt no.2. Yeah for me and then again not so much as I won’t get to wear it with that great summer feel. Something came as swept away all the great sunny weather – left us damp and wet – but still kind of sultry. Weird but very Danish.

But I still really like my new skirt – and then I’ll have something to look forward to – when the weather hopefully very soon changes again – for the better, though this weather is somewhat better for my training – fewer hotness issues. Came back from my run on Monday – and in spite of an already very nice tan – I was white…from salt…not so nice.

Skirt 2 – is made of the brown fabric on the left with big green and turquoise sort of Hawaian flowers. This like the green fabric is cotton with print – only this has a bit of stretch to it. Normally I would never buy something with stretch – but the flowers was so amazing I just had to have that fabric and it was in the ‘scrap-pile’ in that fabric shop – meaning huge discount…who was I to withstand and say no. I was practically calling out to me…and yes I do have a soft spot for brown.

Other than going for a much chunkier zipper and moving it to the back of the skirt, I didn’t really change much. A little bit with the pleating in the back to accommodate the zipper as there are no back seam. In stead I cut down in the middle of the back section till about centimetre from where it was supposed to end. From there I cut a small slit diagonally from the middle out to how wide the zipper-opening was going to be. Then placed the zipper – basted and sewed it in place. I made the inner pleats of the skirt very close to the zipper – to hide it a bit.

Most often I add zippers by hand. Many of the dresses I make are with hidden seams. Also the need for hidden seams came quite necessary as I’ve somehow must have misplaced my zipper-foot for my sewing machine. And as I have a really old machine it just isn’t that easy to find the right parts.

Here you go – more badly presenting pictures of my things. Good thing though – I’ve found a dress-form I like – just need to pick it up – so hopefully I can present  the clothes just a little better. I know the best thing would be on myself – but the combination of an annoying camera-phobia and not long enough arms to take descent pictures of myself – I think the dress form is the way to go for the days when I can’t have help with photo documenting my strings.

Hope you enjoy.

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Author: My Strings

Hi I'm Jane. I live in a small apartment which is suffering under my many crafts and hobbies. I't sometimes seems as I live with them rather than the other way around. I grew up with all sorts of sewing crafts and I just haven't been able to choose just one or two. What I choose to do on any given day is pretty much up to mood and plans. So even though my figure and the clothes I love to wear fits together they are seldom in fashion and as I'm not very tall (making most dresses and skirts too long) - well, sewing my own clothes and then spicing it up with a bit of modern fashion seems to be the way to go for me. Even with the ongoing Mad Men fever there seem to be a lack of proper clothes for me to wear. Other than that I'm studying the European Union and English with a focus on communications and cooperation with the worlds developing countries; a lot of them being former European colonies. Dreary-sounding to most people but I love the mix of politics, culture, economics and social development. To take the egde of my studies I practice yoga - as much as possible - if I can get away with it I spend a least an hour (or...) on my practice. But it is much more than it is really good for me - I also really need as I'm training to run a marathon or two. And now - new hobby - learn how to manage a blog...which is not as easy a I thought - mainly al the technical stuff of arranging the site...hmm...hopefully it'll come to me...soon...

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