1. I had to go to work.
2. It was cold. Really, really cold. Less than one degree Celsius, to be precise.
3. It was 1 May, which meant ...
4. Me-Made-May 2012 started today.
And I still hadn't done anything about increasing the number of winter weight skirts in my wardrobe.
Temperature: 1.6 degrees
Conditions: Thick fog
Expected maximum: 19 degrees
I figured if I couldn't make it with the winter weight, I'd fake it with orange. Ooh boy - it ended up being a lot of orange, because I also have a large orange bag in use at the moment.
This skirt is McCalls 2873. I've made two skirts in that pattern and I'll be honest - not a fan. I need a waistband on my skirts, not facings.
So that was day 1. I won't be sharing daily photos here on the blog, but maybe once a week I'll compile a post out of seven days' worth.
Not only is it Me-Made-May, I've decided to add a couple of other challenges to keep it interesting for myself.
The first is Curlypops' "Make it in May" Skirt Sew-Along
Because the other part of the challenge this month is to make a serious dent in this.
That's less than half of it. There is another row of fabric behind that (deep cupboards) and a few pieces of fabric playing with the power tools on the shelf above. I can't close that door. That door is in my spare room. My parents are coming to stay in 3 sleeps. It would be nice if the door didn't spring open on them at inopportune moments, like when they are walking past it.