The Fabulous Hands (and Legs!) of My Loverly Wife
A while back, I got my loverly wife a sewing machine, because, some time before that, I had bought her the fabulous Lotta Jansdotter's *pause for oohing and ahhing at her fabulousness* Simple Sewing, not really thinking about how every project required a machine (I mean, you can sew by hand, right?)
Well, not too longer after that, I got her a few crafting books, one of them being Sew What! Skirts, so that, if Jenni ever got tired of making placemats and aprons, she would have some other projects to do. Sunday after noon, I see she has out her machine, and some of that pattern paper, and I figure she's out to make one of these 'simple' skirts, which would be her first try at it.
Moments later, I see her newest skirt, cut to pieces all over the floor and kitchen table--WHAT?!!!
...turns out, she was adjusting an existing skirt to make the length more flattering and comfortable. And it wasn't an easy project, with the skirt being double-layers, and the bottom layer being a satin (satin-esque?) material which was not easy to handle.
She did a fantastic job, don't you think?! I myself would have been petrified to cut to shreds a new piece of 'store-bought' clothing, for fear of ruining it or in some other way altering it beyond wearability.
...and that is why my wife is my hero, cos she isn't afraid to do stuff like that. Well, I think she may be afraid, but she doesn't let it paralyze her into inaction.
Way to go, baby! I'm so proud of you!