26 October 2008

new clothes

grey a-line skirt

This is that skirt I made at craft retreat. I'm very pleased with myself. Smug, even.

It's a grey linen bought from Lincraft eons ago and the pattern is a simple A-line, although you can't tell from that photo.

Here's the "practice" one I made first from an old sheet.

for spring

See the grubby mirror? It's spotless in real life y'know. And the bed is made. Truly.

lounge pants

And here are the fabulously comfy wide legged pants (made from another old vintage sheet). I have barely taken them off since, except to go to work. I'm wearing them as I type. I think I even slept in them one night which is appropriate, given their origins. (Action shot of them being created here).

Bit nervous about going to work tomorrow. Given my role, I'm in the thick of all the stuff going down. I hear that there's a protest going to be staged outside (inside?!) a meeting I'm part of tomorrow night. Better wear my new lucky skirt.

25 comments:

Frogdancer said...

I was wondering how you were going with all the work stuff. I guess it's good news that you're in the meeting and not outside waving placards and chanting slogans.

bluemountainsmary said...

It all sounds very stressful I have to say.

I do hope that grey linen skirt brings you luck.

PS you do have the most beautiful slender figure don't you!!

eurolush said...

I'm capital "V" Very Impressed with your sewing skillz. Wow.

The skirts--both of them--and pants are great. Who knew bedsheets could look so stylish!

And I'm with Mary--about your most beautiful slender figure.

Come to Germany--and we'll change that real quick.

alice c said...

I think that you will look very Executive in that skirt and the demonstrators will be Intimidated and slink away.

herhimnbryn said...

Gorgeous clothes Soup lady.

Wear that skirt and there will bw no trouble tomorrow!

Recommend a large glas of red tonight (just one) and you'll sleep like a baby.

The Awakened Heart said...

Very noice, unewsual... i've nominated your blog for an award because I have total craft envy. Pop on over to my place and hopefully it will make you smile (and feel better about work). Kat

Michelle said...

wow they look fantastic...love the sheet skirt the colour is great...and nice cut to it...
i would wear that one out...

Kylie said...

Hope the skirt pays off they look great - I have a pair of comfy pants that I made last year and wear them to bed often - they were once a Sheridan sheet!

Can I ask what the pattern is - it looks great in the mirror and I did not even notice the bed or the mirror LOL

Jean said...

The skirt will be a classic staple in your wardrobe, and the color can be worn with so many other colors. Your practic skirt is really darling and I hope you get to wear it out. I like the "vintage" reference you used, very apropopos.

Janet said...

those skirts have come out rather well, haven't they! And the trousers are neat too.

Btw, the photo of you sewing the pants is my favourite of the whole weekend.

Elizabeth said...

I swear we had a set of those orange flowered sheets when I was growing up. They make a much better skirt!
I only put white sheets on my bed these days, a throw-back, I'm sure.

jorth said...

Good luck with the protest. If new skirts and pants don't give you luck, nothing will!

(and I bet they do)

BabelBabe said...

the grey is very elegant, but I LOVE the flowered one. I BUY skirts like that all the time; if I could make them, I'd have a hundred (with all my old sheets : )).

it's also nice to note that I am not the only person whose every pair of shoes are Mary Janes, however sleek or elegant...

Am thinking of you. Talk soon...

Badger said...

Oh! I love them! All of them!

And I have no idea what's going on with work, but good luck with THAT, yo.

RW said...

And the shoes.
I quite like your shoes.
the black mary janes.

Hope everything goes well with work.

The List Writer said...

Gosh, I love all of these. Your a-line skirts have such a great shape, and the fabric on those trousers is perfect.

I've inherited some pillowcases from my Mum that are almost exactly the same fabric as the floral skirt. Clearly housewives all over the globe bought crazy bedlinen in the 1970s.

tut-tut said...

Very chic, yet cozy. And those shoes . . .

Good luck with all the work business.

innercitygarden said...

I think at this time of year we all need some bed-sheet trousers. Comfy worn-in cotton is ideal when you're getting home from Those Days at work.

Good luck, you will of course be fine whatever happens at work, but I hope it's not too angst ridden for too long.

M said...

I barely have the patience to make up one pattern, let alone make up a practise on first! Perhaps it's your location, perhaps you have birds tweeting outside your window.

I once went to work for 3 months in a bus with chicken-wire-lined windows so I know what it's like to be caught in the middle of a bit of placard waving - and effigy burning. Good luck.

Melissa said...

Those black Mary Janes are to die for. Love the grey skirt too.

Lulu LaBonne said...

Love that skirt, better in the vintage cotton though than linin methinks

String Bean said...

I love the skirt you made from an old sheet. Very flattering. A-line works for everyone, doesn't it?

docwitch said...

ooh sewing! That's all pretty fab work there you've done, and I love that A-line pattern - you got a gorgeous fit with it. I'm a little obsessed with A-line skirts.

I hope all the work stuff hasn't been too harrowing and that your meeting went as well as it could. I can only imagine what a difficult position you're in.

fifi said...

oh, yes, serious skirt envy. I think, though, you would look great in anything. And the shoes: my favourites.

I can't imagine what you do? Certainly not what I thought. Trying to guess.

h&b said...

Well, I relaly really like the skirt-from-bedsheets - very Springtime.

So I hope even though it's not made from 'real material' ( ha! ), that you will wear it ?

I think it suits you.