Firstly, a quote:
“If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.”― C.S. Lewis
My 1940's peplum skirt is certainly in an unfavorable condition at this point. The pattern, purchased at Patterns From The Past, has very vague instructions. I thought I was supposed to cut two of everything when in fact, I was supposed to cut from a single piece of fabric. So, I ended up sewing two skirt fronts and two skirt backs together.
I didn't even bother taking a picture of that embarrassment. All I can say is, there is a reason sewing machines come with seam rippers!
Here is what it is supposed to look like:
Here is what it looks like thus far:
I purchased this fabric on a solo trip to Paron Fabrics in Manhattan's garment district. I was excited by its softness, subtle texture, and the medium weight of the drape. But everyone I've shown it to says, "Is that a sheet?"
I was refusing to see the likeness until this point, at which I can no longer deny that I evidently bought some expensive sheets. Frick!
I'll be working my magic on this skirt and I know eventually it will turn out fine. I'm not good at giving up on projects! It just might take me a while since my enthusiasm has drained considerably.