Thursday, July 22, 2010

So good I made it twice

Thank you for all your kind comments on my last post, the colours of the blankets are indeed working wonders for my mood, they cannot make my worries disappear but they can certainly tint them a little brighter.

I bought this Liberty print on Ebay some time ago and as usual I spent too long paralysed by indecision as to what to make from it. Eventually I decided to play it safe and went another Yard Sale Wrap Skirt, from Weekend Sewing: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Stitching. I made this last year and thoroughly enjoyed the whole twirliness of it. Thankfully this time around I knew about all about the errata before I began.

The lady in the book wears her skirt whilst looking rather fetching up a ladder in the orchard.

I thought I would re-create that image for you. This is me just casually picking fruit in my new skirt. I always hold my tummy in and stretch that way when cherry picking.


Blogger silverpebble said...

I have skirt envy now. Gorgeous

Thursday, July 22, 2010 1:31:00 pm  
Anonymous kim said...

It looks beautiful on you. I can't think of a more liberating way to pick fruit. Wonderful!

Thursday, July 22, 2010 1:39:00 pm  
Blogger Gina said...

That is a beautiful skirt... and it looks very fetching on you half way up a ladder!

Thursday, July 22, 2010 2:21:00 pm  
Blogger rachel said...

Very pretty skirt - well done! But you don't know much about tummies... there's no way THAT flat front could be called a tummy!

From One Who Knows.......

Thursday, July 22, 2010 3:28:00 pm  
Blogger dottycookie said...

Very pretty indeed!

I am envious though - there are not enough muscles in the world to suck my tummy in that much :-)

Thursday, July 22, 2010 3:31:00 pm  
Blogger Jo's Corner said...

Beautiful skirt made with beautiful fabric. It just seems to sum up what summer is all about!

Thursday, July 22, 2010 7:02:00 pm  
Blogger Cyb√®le said...

Holding in WHAT tummy exactly? ;-) Lovely skirt by the way.

Thursday, July 22, 2010 8:07:00 pm  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

I love this skirt!
I have issues fitting skirts but this one looks like it might work for me.

Friday, July 23, 2010 12:56:00 am  
OpenID travellersyarn said...

Its a gorgeous skirt, and now all I need to do is buy Weekend Sewing and some Liberty. As if I need encouragement to buy books and fabric.

Friday, July 23, 2010 5:42:00 am  
Anonymous Carolyn said...

Very, very pretty skirt. And I wish I had so little tummy to hold in as you ;)

Friday, July 23, 2010 11:29:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic! It looks amazing. Abi

Friday, July 23, 2010 10:02:00 pm  
Blogger kristina said...

Oh the skirt looks gorgeous! K x

Saturday, July 24, 2010 11:45:00 am  
Blogger Tillybud said...

It looks very lovely indeed!

Sunday, July 25, 2010 7:33:00 am  
Blogger cathleen said...

Lovely skirt and Lovely YOU!

Sunday, July 25, 2010 5:08:00 pm  
Blogger Claire said...

the perfect use for fab fabric.

Sunday, July 25, 2010 6:57:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi that is a beautiful skirt. Question for you though, hope you don't mind, how do you trace the patterns from the book?

I have that book and can't find anything that will let me trace the patterns on to other paper - my john lewis just had plastic slidy paper which would not stay still - so I gave up. But I want to make that skirt, and the pyjamas, and the shirt, and the trapeze dress.......... Many thanks Patti

Monday, July 26, 2010 1:55:00 pm  
Blogger Linda said...

That is wonderful, it looks great on you!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:49:00 pm  
Blogger Jane said...

I need to try my hand at this skirt. I've seen it in so many wonderful prints that it's about time. Love yours!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 5:48:00 pm  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

oh yeah. that is one cute skirt.
and your photos make me smile!

Thursday, July 29, 2010 1:37:00 am  
Anonymous sweetmyrtle said...

very fetching ladder look!

nice skirt too.
hope you are enjoying the hols
ginny x

Thursday, August 05, 2010 9:42:00 am  
Blogger Ravenhill said...

You are so witty and fun! And your skirt is gorgous!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 10:27:00 am  

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