Monday, July 03, 2006

Do you want to watch me hustle?

Ta da! So, I saw the skirt on nikki-shell's site on Saturday of last week, ordered the pattern from the lovely Miss Twiss the following day, it arrived on Friday which I think is pretty good going all the way from Canada to our far flung hillside in Wales. I went fabric shopping immediately and started cutting the moment the children went to bed on Friday night. I finished the hem on Saturday morning and was wearing it on Sunday.

I love the pattern, I really like the quirky bustle and it was so simple to do. I left the ruffle off because I felt it was too much with this particular fabric but the next one (yes, there will definitely be more) will likely be ruffled. Not only was the service very speedy but the pattern is so beautifully hand drawn on good heavy paper making it possible to reuse it over and over again, if anyone is hmmming and haaaing about making this then I urge you to procrastinate no more, just go for it, imagine the pleasure of sewing something wearable in a matter of hours, and I even took the time to press seams and all that.

I have used an Amy Butler fabric this time which I think gives it a lovely summery look but I am already picturing a tweedy hustle for Autumn.


Anonymous loriz said...

It looks awesome! Such a fun summer photoshoot!

Monday, July 03, 2006 8:51:00 pm  
Blogger caroline said...

I think I can feel a purchase coming on - the skirt looks lovely especially in the hazy summer fields. Out of interest where did you get the Amy Butler fabric from?

Monday, July 03, 2006 9:11:00 pm  
Blogger Miss Twiss said...

Lovely. Simply lovely. What makes a good pattern is simple design and lovely fabric. Thanks for showing such a beautiful example. May I use a photo for a flickr album I'm thinking of posting?

Monday, July 03, 2006 9:32:00 pm  
Blogger opportunityknits said...

love the photos and the skirt!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 2:53:00 am  
Anonymous victoria said...

oh, rebecca, you look so cute in your skirt! i love those pictures! I'm totally loving the skirt thing these days too!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 3:54:00 am  
Blogger Alice said...

I love it in that fabric and without the ruffle. And I like the way it looks so lightweight for the summer, and the fact that the bustle part is quite minimal. Very, very lovely.

As soon as I can get to a shop that sells lovely, stylish cotton fabric, I'll get some. It will beat the curtain fabric I used recently!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 2:22:00 pm  
Anonymous victoria said...

love your new banner!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 8:30:00 pm  
Anonymous Carol said...

Gorgeous skirt and the perfect location in which to photograph it!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006 1:43:00 pm  
Anonymous kerrie said...

My pattern arrived this morning, I'm itching to play with it so that I can bustle this week,..

Saturday, July 08, 2006 5:17:00 pm  
Blogger Charity said...

You look lovely! I just ordered the pattern myself, and can hardly wait for its' arrival.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 7:16:00 pm  

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