Hi, my name is Lisa Clarke, and I’m addicted to skirt-making.
Yep, in the Encyclopedia of Me, J is for Junkie. I apparently have an addictive personality. Thankfully, I don’t dabble in dangerous addictions, so much as creative or wardrobe-related ones. My latest addiction is both creative and wardrobe-related. Am I crazy? Who needs NINE summer skirts? I’m done. Really. I made two skirts today, and I think that’s it for a while. I needed a solid-colored one to go with any patterned tops I may feel like wearing, so I made that today in a linen/cotton blend. I also made a funky bowling pin skirt, but I’m not really happy with it. It came out too wide for some reason. I’m sure it’ll be fine after I take it in a touch at the side seams. Why bowling pins? I have no idea. I thought it was fun and kitschy, even though I haven’t bowled in about 20 years. Maybe I’ll take it up now that I have something fun to wear
So my skirt addiction seems to be winding down, but is my shirt addiction just gearing up? I made another one like last time, but this time in the solid linen/cotton blend that I used for the skirt. I could technically wear them together, but I probably won’t. I adjusted the pattern this time so that it wasn’t quite so roomy in the waist and I like it better. And I like that it’s a solid color and I can wear it with some of my skirts. I don’t see myself becoming a shirt junkie. This pattern takes somewhat longer than the simple skirts did, and I think it’s a distinctive enough style that I don’t really want more than 2 or 3. I think I have one more in me and that’s probably it.
I worked on finishing up the jewelry that’s supposed to coordinate with the bird skirt this weekend. Unfortunately, the orange darkened somewhat during the second baking, and the colors are no longer perfect matches. They still look nice, though, and after I drill a few holes and re-order some findings I’ve run out of, I can get them all photographed and in my Etsy shop. The pieces I’m not keeping for myself, that is
Now that I have written this entire post, I realize J should have been for Jewelry. I’ve spent the last 11 years pouring most of my creativity into jewelry-making, but I forgot all about it, posting under the influence of my skirt-making high. Junkie, indeed!