Tuesday, January 23, 2007

New Skirt


My titles are so imaginative don't you think? Anyway, in my rush to show this skirt I couldn't wait for a good light or my husband to take the photos so you will have to apply some imagination. This is a simple A-line skirt (so therefore not nearly so unflattering as it appears on the ill-fitting hangar). I used a Betsy Ross pattern, which was so lovely to use.

No rustling of tissue paper, the patterns are printed on proper paper and comes with a helpful step by step instruction booklet.


I found the Harris Tweed on-line here. The colours are gorgeous and the fabric is beautifully soft. I may have to treat myself to some more while their special offer continues. The pale fabric was perfect for embellishing and although I did orginally plan some more graphic embroidery I lost my nerve and decided to keep it simple with some circles and buttons.

17 Comments:

Anonymous Wendy said...

You are so productive at the moment. i love all the things you have made, thanks for the betsy link.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 7:22:00 pm  
Blogger littlejennywren said...

I love your little skirt. The embroidery is just right. Well done.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 8:28:00 pm  
Blogger Marie said...

that is so cute! I love the button decor. Is the skirt colour coordinated with your Saline sweater?

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 8:28:00 pm  
Anonymous Karen said...

Johnnie Boden, watch out! This is lovely.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 8:30:00 pm  
Blogger Alice said...

Love it! Understated, yet interesting. Very nice.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 8:33:00 pm  
Blogger caroline said...

The skirt looks wonderful and I am seriously tempted by the Harris tweed site especially with those reductions.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 9:25:00 pm  
Blogger Mumintroll said...

Your skirt is so cute. I love the embroidery. Wonderful...

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 6:56:00 am  
Anonymous joy said...

I love the embroidered embellishments; it's such a great way to personalize your sewing, and thanks for the Harris tweed link (I think). :-)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 7:18:00 am  
Blogger Arianwen said...

That is the nicest skirt bought or otherwise I have seen this season!I feel inspired !

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 9:28:00 am  
Blogger Krawuggl said...

Your skirt is beautiful, I love the colour and your embroidery so much! Especially the added buttons gives it such a charming extra touch. Is it to match your Salina?
There must be really a united spirit here in blogland,I have just embroidered a cushion with such a running stitch and was thinking about circles and buttons, but for resting the head on a cushion I decided for flowers and no buttons. This stitches are so easy to make for me and so many, many thanks for the inspiration to brighten up also a skirt. I wish my sewing would be good enough to do also clothes, yours always look so tempting. Thanks also for the great links, may I ask you how much metres I need for a skirt?

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 12:04:00 pm  
Anonymous Martina said...

love the tweed and duly visited the website, but seem to be unable to get into te shop - do they sell online and how does it work?

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 1:10:00 pm  
Blogger Mama Lamb said...

I think it looks just loverly!!!

Thursday, January 25, 2007 2:38:00 am  
Blogger Katie said...

Oooh. I like your skirt with it's embroidered detail. Beautiful.

Saturday, January 27, 2007 2:57:00 pm  
Blogger Charity said...

I love all the work you've been doing! The skirt is lovely - the simple embellishments are sweet. :0)

Saturday, January 27, 2007 10:41:00 pm  
Blogger Miss Twiss said...

Super cute skirt! Well done.

Sunday, January 28, 2007 10:40:00 pm  
Blogger alltangledup said...

lovely. I think that their patterns are wonderful.

Friday, February 02, 2007 7:59:00 pm  
Anonymous Nora said...

Oh Rebecca, how did I miss this post?
I love the sashiko embroidery and buttons - truly inspirational.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007 9:50:00 pm  

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