Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The 50 minute skirt!



Okay, my plan worked! Cut out a pattern on the weekend and sneak in sewing time at night. I was able to get this skirt together quickly. As you can see it takes 10 minutes more than the 40 minute skirt, it's the trim. I wanted to use this fabric for myself, but I knew a whole skirt made from it would be too much. So, I just did a cutout. I never sew with black fabric so that was a little strange. It felt like I was making a witch's costume or something. When I added the color it started to look like an Amish quilt to me. (I love Amish quilts!) But I have to say that I am the least precise "seamstress" ever. I swear it would kill me to use a measuring tool. I am sure stone age women were more accurate in their sewing of animal skins. If you look closely you can see the pieces in the front are not even the same size. oh, well. I added the bias trim because I don't like to wear black skirts and black tights together. The trim breaks the two up, and the fabric is very lightweight so the trim gives it some heft. I won't be wearing this skirt anytime soon because it is 85 degrees here! I am not a fan of the Indian Summer. I can see how fall in approaching through others blogs, and I am jealous.
*Disclaimer* I realize I made Saga and I garments using the same fabric, but I promise you will never catch us wearing them at the same time...

10 comments:

Astrid said...

Your skirt is beautiful - still love that fabric, and the trim is a perfect detail! I would never be able to sew up a skirt in 50 - much less 40 minutes. I hope autumn hits you soon! ;)

Hoppo Bumpo said...

I love how you have constructed the skirt (all look perfectly even to me ... but then I am not a big fan of the measuring tape!). And the time you took to sew it up is very impressive.

amy said...

very cute! i love that bird fabric.

Jessica said...

I love Amish quilts, too. In fact, the first quilt I ever had on my bed was an Amish quilt (that I won!!!). Your skirt is great!!

cindy said...

I love the fabric, It looks really nice.

Katie said...

I love this skirt! The fabric is great. Smart idea about the 10 minutes at a time :-)

periwinkle said...

50 minutes - now that is speedy. Go on , wear them together lol - mother and daughter cuteness :-)
lisa x

Kate said...

Great skirt - that fabric looks amazing with the black.

Michelle said...

That is a sweet skirt! And Saga's dress in the previous post is just adorable! (and so is she).

hannah m said...

Oh, my goodness; oh, my goodness! This might be my favorite thing you've made to date - and that's saying a lot. I LOVE all of what you sew! The fabric and details just make me happy. For sure, you're the best dressed teacher in school!