Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Summer Skirt

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Patterns and I have a hate-hate relationship. I loathe them, they might as well be written in Arabic. So while I was home my one sewing goal was to pick my Mom’s pattern loving brain and figure out how to make this skirt. We made a trial run first, which was good since I tend to like my skirts to hang around my hips and not way up yonder. So after a couple small alterations I had myself a nice summery skirt. Now that I’m feeling more confident with my pattern following skills I’m going to make myself this little number. Totally Joking….although its very sassy.

And the best part? I match my Mom’s kitchen curtains. Now Vanessa and I can skip around the yard in our Sound of Music-ish skirts together. How about it Vanessa? You wear the table cloth and I’ll wear the curtains.

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And as you can tell we made it back to Cleveland safely. Ben was an angel on the plane and we managed the whole trip without any cranky old man looks in our direction. Which might be a first. :)

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31 comments:

Rachael Adele said...

That's so cute! I bought the same fabric for a big polka dotted quilt I'm making (the blocks have a circle within the square). I love a good pleated skirt.

rachel griffith said...

hahahahaha you & vanessa skipping around the yard in yalls sound of music-ish skirts.

Terriaw said...

Wow, what an adorable skirt! It looks great on you too. I really love the style and length. (cute curtains too!)

angela said...

Very cute skirt!

Isa said...

It's very nice. It looks good both as a skirt and as curtains

Betsy said...

I love that fabric. I am so making a skirt.

Bison Girl said...

So funny and such a cute skirt. I may just have to try my luck at making one of those.

Stephanie said...

Patterns give me the heeby-geebies too! You inspire me to give it a go, though. That skirt is too cute! Welcome home!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

So much for not ever wearing the clothes you make, huh? ;) You did a great job on the skirt- it is completely adorable!

V and Co. said...

alright you.are.so.on.
totally cute skirt!

~Michelle~ said...

Such a cute skirt - good job!

Leigh said...

That's really cute. I'm dying to try a skirt too, thanks for showing us your success!

Fiesta said...

I have been meaning to make some skirts for my grandaughter and I this summer but like you I can't stand patterns.They need to be more visually friendly.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Cute! Love the fabric, both for your skirt and curtains :0

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Love that Mocca! I like that colorway, but i'm in love with the green.

Karina said...

Adorable, as both the skirt and valance. Now maybe your little one needs a matching sun hat - or board shorts? Very cute!

Sara said...

I love it! It is so cute. I have been thinking about making something like it, but I am a pattern hater too!

Glad you made it back to Cleveland OK!

Jessica said...

Very very very cute!

erica said...

Adorable.

Aimee said...

Super cute skirt! And that homemade swimsuit would be SWEET! : )

Anonymous said...

I totally have a hooter hider in this print, I love it!

Danielle said...

I love the skirt, the fabric is great! What's wrong with that swimsuit pattern? It's so "stylish" and "hip", and probably super flattering when home sewn! HaHa LOL ;-)

Kristi said...

Love it! Makes me want to get over my pattern phobia so I can join the skipping and singing. (OK, maybe just the skipping)

Jess said...

and I am SO the opposite! If I don't have a pattern I'd end up with three sleeves and no neck hole! The skirt turned out awesome! I saw this fabric and passed it up, but now I think I need to go back!

Chris & Jen Palmer said...

I've been looking for a pattern for a skirt that style! It turned out really cute!

I love the sound of music idea! haha!

two hippos said...

I *love* this fabric, just bought some, and would love to figure out how to make a skirt with it!

jess said...

this fabric is awesome! i made a clutch out of it. :)

amandajean said...

LOVE the skirt!!!

Cheryl Arkison said...

I hate patterns too! But the fabrics I can buy are nicer than the skirts I can buy. It is so tempting - especially this pattern. Really, was it hard? I can follow directions if I have to.

Sammy said...

Very pretty skirt. Well done

Token Asian Friend said...

I have a car seat cover with this same fabric. My friend has a nursing cover with this, too. We should all go on a walk together. Then, hang out in your mom's kitchen. :)

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