5/14/08

Presents

The first present I made was a skirt for my mother. The fabric is a fine wool that has a glossy satin side. It's dark gray. I made the pattern myself using a burda pattern as starting point.






I am not very good on zippers and on the zipper the stripes aren't matching. Guess I was happy to have it OKish in and afterwards it was too much to rip and align it.



On a different matter - Colette tagged me. As far as I get it I must take the next book and look at page 123 and write the fifth sentence. Sitting here with my computer the next book is one belonging to my nephew. It is in french (since he is a little Canadian from Montreal) called "Jouons avec Leon". I don't speak a word french. It has 8 pages split in two horizontally allowing some combination. I guess I will just take the last page:


"Leon...
... s'ennuie!"


Honestly I have no idea what that means.

The proud owner himself:




I invite EVERYBODY from my blogroll to feel tagged and carry this one on if they want to have the fun!

5 comments:

Christina said...

How nice of you to sew your mom a skirt! And your nephew is too cute.

Welcome back :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous fabric, pretty skirt, sweet daughter!

paco peralta said...

If Geri is very complicated sewing zippers when there is a seam crossed ..... I ufff ... I'm afraid. the skirt looks good and you pretty well with the child. greetings and good wishes. Paco

oonaballoona said...

god geri, aren't zippers a pain in the ass? every time i finish one and it looks nice and flat, i zip it in glee and the seams don't match. feh.

welcome back from your trip, it looks like you got to spend loads of time with loved ones. your leg of mutton dress must have some sort of space age front panel as i can't see the eating... mmmm... eating.....

Geri said...

Hm maybe you cannot see it cause I am giving my best not to let it be seen. Almost suffocating...
Paco it was very difficult but I am sure you can do this with your eyes closed!