Friday, February 6, 2009

Student of skirts

When my mom came to visit, we planned this great scheme to take over New York City. Unfortunately, my kid got sick the night before and we had to cancel our insanely cheap (for NYC) hotel rooms. Anyway, the outside air was so cold it stung when she first arrived here in Arlington so we decided to stay inside and sew. One of the things we sewed was this skirt, made of a pattern I had purchased for 99 cents and fabric in the clearance pile for one dollar a yard.
Since I am a sewing fledgling, this was going to be a practice run but my mom got here and took over (I think she was bored out of her mind, though she insisted it was "relaxing."). She did most of the hard labor. However, I did learn a few things along the way, like what interfacing is and how to baste (I already mentioned that I am a novice).
Thanks Mom for the cute skirt!
Oh, and pardon the photos. It's a little less bubbly than it looks but I suffered serious static cling during my photo shoot ;-) and I am not doing it again!

9 comments:

Melanie Williams said...

good job! super cute and a great fit on you.

Erica said...

okay, when can I order one?! I am so impressed with your sewing skills. I might need to come over one day and we can sew the day away!

Valerie said...

Was that the one you wore on Sunday? It's way cute. I can't wait to see those vintage dresses. You'll have to teach me everything you learn.

rachel said...

So cute. Love the sweater ;)

Krysta said...

I think we should have a sewing day! I'm going to be home for the next little while, so we should get together and go for it. I'm on the prowl for something to do, so this would be perfect!

Hansen Family said...

It is so cute!! I am totally impressed. You are so fashionable, LOVE IT!

chellie said...

Awesome... I can usually whip something up for Scarlet (20 mths old), but nothing for me... Great job!

Kipp and Ashlee said...

Wow, I am impressed. I was impressed with myself when I sewed up a rip in the bottom of Kipp's jeans, but I'm not so much anymore. Your skirt looks so cute!

JJ said...

Okay, you must teach us all how to sew a skirt!