Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sew what?

Hello again! I am sorry for my long absence. I bring to you a sewing post, as promised.

I found this fantastic vintage inspired fabric. It reminds me of parasols or umbrellas. I have been longing for the days of spring. With it just snowing another 5 inches of snow last night, I guess I am going to have to wait a bit longer. ugh. This new skirt lifts my spirits though. Can't wait to wear it outdoors!

I decided to mix three different patterns instead of just winging it like I normally do. I figured I'd be a little rusty, and I might as well use a guide. I am happy to report all went pretty smoothly. Well, I guess you can see for yourself.

The only little snafu I had, was I didn't buy enough fabric. I forget that it takes 3-3.5 yards to make circle skirts. Luckily, when I went back to the store they still had the same bolt out, so I just had them cut me the same amount. Now if I want to make a bolero, I now have enough for that too. You can't really tell from the photos, but this skirt has a pocket. Almost every dress or skirt I sew has pockets. For me I am a women that finds them a necessity. I hope you agree. 

I made another circle skirt today, just needs to be hemmed. I also cut out two different tops out of that same fabric. I can't wait till I have some time to finish them. I will share those pieces too, when they are finished!
Hope you all have a great rest of your week. This is how I will be spending the rest of my evening.
 Au Revoir!


  1. Great skirt can't wait to see more!!!!

  2. Hi doll! Thanks for following! Fantastic skirt and amazing hair. You are talented!

  3. the fabric really makes me think of hot summer days. and the skirt turned out so pretty! and i adore your vintage radio!

  4. What a beautiful skirt I so wish that I could sew. I f that is your house in the background of your shots I am also in love with your house and radio as well.

  5. Thanks ladies. Yes, it is my house. I live in the amazing house from the 40's. We have incredible woodwork through out the house. I am working on getting some more softwares for the house. I should do a post sometime.