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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Skirts For Others

skirt for gigi

Day 320
Originally uploaded by becktress.

Day 321
Originally uploaded by becktress.

No deep thoughts lately, just sewing. I'm playing catch up on the posting because last month I only posted four times!

The top skirt was the result of an extended playdate. Sewing *can* happen with two moms and three kids. I measured and drafted an a-line skirt for my mom-friend, Gigi; then, sewed it up with her vintage upholstery-weight linen. She helped maintain a comfortable level of sanity with the children. Barking did happen, but it wasn't the grown-ups. I finished everything except the hand-stitching while they were here.

The bottom two photos are skirts that I made for my sister for her birthday. The top one is an Amy Butler print, the bottom one is denim. The interesting thing about the denim is that it looked really frumpy when I made it her normal length of 26 inches in the front. Shortening it made it look cuter, less of a bad 70s thing. I mean, there's good 70s and there's *bad* 70s — just sayin.

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Blogger Claire said...


On a non-skirt note, will you be at Baz Biz? I won't be selling this year, but I convinced the husband that the kids would have fun if we went anyway. Would be fun to see you and Bethany and Sonya!

Wed Apr 09, 05:04:00 PM PDT  
Blogger mimulus said...

i hope you are doing some sewing for yourself too!

Wed Apr 09, 05:23:00 PM PDT  
Blogger futuregirl said...

I love the skirts!

Wed Apr 09, 06:29:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Violette Crumble said...

I get so excited when Green Kitchen is in black on my bloglines twice in one week!

Those skirts look great, particularly the denim-not-70s one. Your comment about good 70s/bad 70s reminded me of the Tim Gunn/Sweatpea exchange on the issue during this past P.R. season.

Wed Apr 09, 07:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger jorth said...

You just can't go wrong with Amy Butler.

Actually, you probably can, but that skirt looks awesome!

Wed Apr 09, 10:58:00 PM PDT  
Blogger fiona said...

love the skirts a good aline pattern is a beauitful thing!

Thu Apr 10, 08:23:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous LeAnne said...

Love all the skirts. Reinforces my will to wear only dresses or skirts (when not training) this summer. I'm known to be an avid wearer of sweatpants (see above: training) and think I need to get some wear out of my "other" clothes! Thanks for the inspiration!

Fri Apr 11, 10:06:00 AM PDT  
Blogger cookie said...

very nice skirts, lucky friend!

Fri Apr 11, 07:20:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Project Pink Suitcase said...

Great "good-bad" skirts!

Sun Apr 13, 12:01:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Sabii Wabii said...

Just saw your sweater apron...your son sounds like a budding designer...great idea!

Sun Apr 13, 11:10:00 PM PDT  
OpenID thecherubscloset said...

Cute skirts! Bad 70's? I have no idea what you mean by that.

Mon Apr 14, 06:41:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Meg said...

Okay, do you require everything in your photos to be cute? 'Cause they are! Cute chairs, cute shoes, cute scarf, cute kitchen..... I'm going to have to start paying much more attention to the backgrounds in my own photos!

Tue Apr 15, 12:27:00 PM PDT  

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