Thursday, January 12, 2012

I'm the Tortoise, and a Puppy Picture

I  haven't posted because I've been sewing. And fitting. And sewing. And ripping seams. And sewing some more. And contemplating exactly how a lining goes into a pencil skirt vent. And looking up tutorials. And sewing even more. And trying on what I'd worked on only to find that in spite of hours and hours of fitting and ten muslins, the darts were still in the wrong places and the bodice was too tight. Sad day.

I set down my ages-long project to pick up something a little easier. Right now, I'm working on a denim pencil skirt inspired by the first photo in this post and a new scarf I bought in early December. I'm hoping to finish it tonight and post it tomorrow. *crosses fingers* Even this project has taken me longer than expected. I think I'm just a slow stitcher, and I vastly underestimate the time it takes me to do things. I think I may have to take a more realistic look at my resolutions and modify them into something that's more inspirational than aspirational.

Ah, well. Such is life. Since I haven't provided you with anything fun lately, here's a super cute photo of my babies. Onyx (the black one. And yes, I have had someone ask me why we named him Onyx) is the male and is 2 1/2 years old, and Siri is the female and will be 2 in February, and before you ask, no, I'm not really sure what breeds they are. They're both rescues, and all I can say for sure is that Onyx's mother was a pure bred German shepherd, his father was probably a black lab mix, and they told us that Siri is a chocolate lab mix. Everyone has theories about what she's mixed with. Border collie? Rodesian ridgeback? Who knows? I honestly believe that they are the cutest dogs in the entire world. Ever. I thought I'd post evidence that I am, in fact, a seamstress with dogs and no cats. I feel like I'm a true anomaly in the community. :)


  1. What good buddies these two are! I also am a seamstress with dogs (2 jack russells) and no cats. Good luck on your projects.

  2. Love a denim skirt - can't wait to see your one 'tomorrow'.

  3. @Mary, I'm glad I'm not the only one! Onyx and Siri are best friends. He fell in love with her the day we brought her home (they were even spooning the next day when we were watching a movie).

    @Doobee, Thanks for the comment! I actually did finish it last night. *gasp* I'm so proud of myself. :)

  4. Haha, yes you are an anomaly! What is it with seamstresses and cats?

    I love your Jenny skirt above. You'll get so much use from a dark denim skirt. I have the same fit issues as you- low, wide hips. You came up with an excellent fitting skirt!