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Good morning!  What a glorious day!  It’s yet another one the Lord hath made.  Be happy!

Last night around 11:00  I finished my first Barcelona skirt using Amy Butler’s pattern.  It won’t be my last if I keep breathing.  Here are a few pics.  The first is my DH’s payback for asking him to model my b&w polka dot apron.  I don’t know why he didn’t feel sassy in it.  :)  This is not my best side…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving on to a shot of the front…have you ever seen such a big butterfly?  And they things grow big in Texas.  :)

 

 

This front shot shows the lining that renders a slip absolutely unnecessary.  Eha!

 

 

And…a view of the back.

 

 

Enough of me…Bee Balm is in full bloom at my house, and the bumblebees adore it.  I’d be wrong not to share it with you.  It makes me smile…and smells wonderful.

 

 

 

 

One more B and I am gone.  While I was posting this entry bacon was slowly sizzling on the stove.  I just put together a mouthwatering BLT on whole wheat bread.  

 

 

 

 

Now I’m off to eat it.

Until later,

remember,

And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.   1 John 2:17

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My Barcelona skirt made the cut.  After placing the pattern on my fabric two or three times, I managed to fit all the pieces parts in a way it worked out, if no other place, in my mind.  After a little finagling I figured out how to fit the apron pieces in…it will be an improvised version of Amy’s, but that’s ok.  I like to improvise.  Unique is good.  If I’m wrong…it’s too late to turn back now, because it’s cut out; ready to stitch when my Baby returns.  I’ve got a whopping $1.55 tied up in this skirt.   I still need to cut out a lining…but don’t have that part figured out yet.  I think I’ve got another “stash building” pursuit on the rise. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I do wonder if the skirt will look too youngish with the apron overlay…As much as I love aprons…it won’t matter.  I’ll wear it anyway.  Besides…most days I’m feeling pretty youngish.  I expect the skinnier I get…the younger I feel. 

I’ve got more to share, but time is short.

Until next time…

keep in mind…

A stitch in time saves nine. 

It can also save a lot of embarrassment.  :)

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Amy Butler’s Barcelona Skirt pattern is on my “must make” list.  A shop owner in town ordered it for me a couple weeks ago, and I’ve contemplated making it since picking it up a few days ago.  I read comments from other’s who have already sewn this comfy, classy skirt and am ready to get started.   I plan to lay out the pattern shortly and maybe even cut it out today.  At that point I’ll wait for the return of my sorely missed serger.  (Insert rant:  My beautiful Baby Lock Evolve bit the dust on the fourteenth of April and is away for repairs.  The manufacturer has had it for over a month…a long month…and I’m so ready to have it back.  I never knew how much I would miss it and did not realize how much I used it…until it was gone.  I’ve been gracious and very patient, but that has not brought my Baby home…I’m about to move on to Plan B.  Eeeeeeeeeeek!!!  I love my Baby Locks but their service leaves something to be desired!  end of rant. :) )

Fabric makes a garment regardless to design…I’ve decided to make the A-Line version out of a thrift store, bed linen find.  I’m still making up my mind whether I’ll make the apron to complete the outfit.  If I do, it will be made from another fabric…one I’ll have to shop for, because I’m sure it’s not in my stash.  (Awww…how tough is that?!…fabric shopping again?!)  :)

I’m still trying to decide whether I will make the pattern completely by Amy’s directions or use the solid border as the skirt hemline.  That’s a “look” I like, and it would work well with an A-line…and just think…as an added bonus the hem will already be finished!   If I go with the apron view,  the contrasting solid will work well as an accent fabric for the ties, etc.  There’s still much to think about before cutting begins.   Cutting will be a breeze with the new electric scissors my DS and DIL gifted me for my birthday.  :)

Here’s a shot of the fabric with the pattern…It’s a little busy, but I like it…a lot. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here’s one of the flip side of the pattern with the apron added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll post more as progress is made… 

(Baby, won’t you please come home?)  :)

 

Until then:

remember:

 When we get tangled up in our problems, be still.  God wants us to be still so He can untangle the knot.

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