6 November 2009

fresh

I sewed a skirt the other night, from the cutting out all the way to the hem, in one evening after work. Talk about proud of myself! I was sorely tempted to go to bed with only the hemming to go, but the thought of the poor thing sitting there for another five months before I got around to it was just too depressing.

new skirt

It's a simple A-line skirt from my trusty pattern that's easy to make and I know fits me. The fabric is curtain fabric from Spotlight. If anyone out there has curtains like my skirt, I do not want to know, thank you.
I wore it to work the next day, and I'm wearing it again today.

pine cones

Earlier in the week I cleaned out the lounge room fireplace (because summer has made a sudden appearance) and filled it with pine cones for the warmer weather. I collected those pine cones by the side of the road one very very hot day in January, with Janet, and she took a photograph.

16 comments:

Eleanor said...

OK.

You win.






Show-off.

Uli said...

I am both concerned and impressed with your post-work energy!

Also, for some reason, Julie Andrews singing about does and deers has jumped into my head...

Meggie said...

Oh I agree about the wonderful posture! I was always taught to hold my head high, with shoulders badk & spine straight. "Don't Slouch!", as if it was the crime of the Century... but of course, I am old now, & that Century has gone...
I love pinecones..

herhimnbryn said...

For a minute there I thought you were going to say the you loved your skirt so much you wore it to bed!
I like the fabric very much.

Karen said...

Beautiful skirt! Funny to hear you're filling the fireplace with pinecones. We're all getting them ready for warm fires on this side of the world!

Isabelle said...

I love that picture of you. As well as the skirt looking lovely, you give the impression of being a fat person with tiny feet (and I know you're actually a wand-slim person, but allow me my feeling, just this once, of being slimmer than you.)

Your youngest has left home temporarily? My last child has only a week more at home EVER! And I'm not going to like it AT ALL.

vaguelyspecific said...

God the industry! I feel faint.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Did you have any energy left to twirl when the last stitch was in place ?

peppermintpatcher said...

Very swish skirt! was going to say something about draw-cords on curtains, but it seemed a little rude...

telfair said...

I love that skirt. I would love a skirt like that. I'll bet if you posted a picture of that in your shop, someone or someones would probably email you measurements and pay good coin for a skirt like that...just sayin'.

Janet said...

oh my gosh. I love that photo of you - and was having REMish moments then too! G says we are due for an REM day soon.

your skirt is excellent and I am impressed you made it in one night. I wish such industry was catching...

Fioleta said...

Funny, just last weekend I was standing in the middle of curtain department loudly wondering if it is possible to make a skirt from curtain fabric, because I saw some fabric that I would never use for curtains, but it would make a lovely skirt.

Now I have my answer :-)

MsCellania said...

I love your skirt and haven't seen a drape that resembles it. Yet.

sueeeus said...

I love your curtain skirt! I'm all for the non-conventional use of things, and it's just gorgeous fabric. Nicely done!

Duyvken said...

I was in Spotlight this afternoon so I know that the persistence started much earlier than when you cut out the fabric in the evening.
Of course, it was probably a mistake to take all the children with me but we did get out of there eventually with everything we needed cut into the correct lengths.
I'm not even going to talk about the fireplace beautifully filled with pine cones for the warmer months. Because it's so gorgeous, I can't bear it! It's the kind of project that's on my list but that I never quite get to.

Susan said...

Your grate is great.
Your skirt is splendid.