Friday, June 01, 2012

sew & tell v3.33 - a little bit of tweaking

I'm in love with skirts in the summer. I love wearing them like shorts with t-shirts (that may or may not match) and flip flops. I blogged about this skirt pattern last year and have been converting friends to it as well A friend came over this last week to sew and I helped her make this beauty!

My friend just finished this amazing skirt! I don't think there's a fabric in that LOVE line that doesn't look good as a skirt.

I've been stewing over some Joel Dewberry fabric since I bought it last fall. I bought it initially thinking I would make a skirt. Then I thought maybe it would make a cool tunic. Then it didn't get made for the fall. I pulled it out the other day and after a few consults with some friends I went back to the initial plan! The other problem is that the print is so big and lovely that I didn't want to cut it up into two tiers.

I tweaked that original pattern into a simple dropped waist skirt and I love it!!
a new skirt for me!
Now I am going to make like 18,000 more.

I'm planning a {not a} tutorial on this skirt soon!

What did you do this week? Can't wait to see!
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14 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Debbie said...

Darling skirt!!

notes of sincerity said...

Oh how I wish I had your mad skills at sewing skirts!! I would fill my closet with them. :o) Your skirt is too cute! Love the happy summer colors!!
Have a great weekend. hugs, Trish

allyn said...

Skirts are essential for summer! so glad you found an orange that you like. It looks great with your favorite color, too!

Grandma G said...

Beautiful skirts! They look like they'd be fun to wear!

QuiltinMama said...

Cute! My daughter would love it.

Mary said...

I LOVE skirts and wear them all the time! And I love you, too! I wish I could sew.... Looking forward to the not tutorial.

Dayna said...

Oh my! I love, love, LOVE that skirt! I mean, they're both adorable; but I love what you ended up doing with the second one. That print is a real eye-pleaser!

Beth said...

I love those skirts! I've been sewing lots of summer skirts/dresses for my daughters but seeing this, maybe I should think about trying to sew one for myself - certainly would be perfect for the 90 degree weather we are having! Thanks for another Sew and Tell Friday.

Ellen said...

Both skirts are super cute! I always think skirts keep you cooler in summer. Very inspiring ... I see a new skirt in my future!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Yay, skirts and more skirts! :D I will make one, one day. As for now, I have visions of you transitioning the look of the entire base this summer with all women not in uniform wearing bright and lively skirts!

ktquilts said...

Great skirts. I love skirts in the summer. Can't wait to see your... nottatute!

April said...

very cute skirt!

JanetK said...

I love the orange print skirt - what fun!

Sandy said...

I have been looking for a simple skirt with only elastic and this would be great!

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