Project #4

I’ve heard so many times that to truly be great at something I have to practice, practice, practice. I comfort myself with that truth after most projects, and it wasn’t any different after I made the Delphine skirt. This skirt made me so excited. It’s one of the first patterns I’ve used that really felt like my style. I picked out a fern green denim I still can’t look at without smiling. Me and the color green, we just have a connection.Processed with VSCOcam with m3 preset


I chose the pattern that matched my measurements exactly and I had just enough fabric to cut out my size. After sewing, the pattern claimed I would have a little extra room in my waist and hips. Well something went wrong somewhere. The skirt does fit. It just doesn’t lay where it should. I also became very tired the last night I was working on it. I learned a tired Pamela is no good at sewing. The hem is very uneven, but I just didn’t care that night. It did help me see I have a breaking point. I need to be efficient with my time and listen to my body when it tells me to rest.

The color still makes me smile and I’m happy I made it. It might not look right on me, but it’s another project I finished. It’s more lessons learned, fingers pricked, and time spent cultivating my skills.

I know you can’t see my mistakes in this picture, but they are there.


Are you able to find encouragement in your botched garments?

2 thoughts on “Project #4

  1. That’s a very pretty green!

    I read your post about how you almost gave up sewing, too, and I’m so glad you’re sticking with it. One of the greatest things about sewing is that we never run out of new things to learn or new techniques to master. It can be frustrating at first, but then it becomes so energizing when you realize that you can so do it! It just takes time and practice! And we’ll certainly never get bored with it. :)


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