skirtin’ along

AHHH HAHAHA! I made another skirt! I AM A MACHINE!! HAHA!! Actually, I can’t believe how much sewing I have recently accomplished. I’m not really the most efficient person. Well, all I can say is I have to get all my sewing in now, because August is looking mighty busy, and I probably won’t get much sewing accomplished. So here’s the skirt:

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I bet you can’t guess where the pattern is from! Yes, yes, it’s another Machiko Kayaki pattern, but it’s from the Skirt a la Carte book. Can you tell that it’s kind of a jean skirt style? I used an upholstery fabric that Carolyn sent me. I wanted something stiff and heavy for this style of skirt, but it was a tad challenging when sewing the waistband.
Here’s the back:
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For some reason, seeing Deedle’s little tail in the corner totally cracks me up. Her butt and my butt! Ha ha ha! Oh dear, I am losing it. Also, I apologize if my “athletic” (i.e., big, honkin’) calves are frightening you. They scare me, and they are attached to my body!
Oh, and a note about pattern tracing paper. I went to the fabric store today, and they had several different types. They were all in the notions section but not right near the interfacing. So, if you can’t find it, just ask, and hopefully you won’t get a cranky pants employee like I did when I asked for a tailor’s ham.

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16 Responses to skirtin’ along

  1. sally says:

    Cute skirt! You really are a sewing machine! I should dust off that book from my shelf. And Deedle’s lil’ bum is too cute!

  2. Christelle says:

    It’s really lovely, yeah :)

  3. Kathy says:

    Weird – I’ve always found pattern tracing paper in with the interfacing. That was at evil Joanns (OK, they’re not *evil*, really, but it’s barely a sewing store any more), though, so maybe it’s a chain wide thing.

  4. debbie says:

    i noticed deedle’s tail too! and i’ve enjoyed seeing all your sewing projects lately – was your mom a seamstress too?

  5. Carrie says:

    I am in awe – that’s great! And, is that a sweater you’re wearing?!

  6. Julia says:

    Hi, saw you in the comments at little birds and clicked through because of the lovely parallel structure. What a nice surprise! I am a sometimes sewer, and I’ve never heard of that skirt book. Is the Japanese translation daunting? I’m easily discouraged about difficult patterns, I have to admit. Anyway, your skirt is too cute, and so is the dog.

  7. melissa says:

    you are a sewing machine! cool fabric!

  8. carolyn says:

    how many pairs of crocs do you have, girl? the calves don’t look big except in the first picture where the one is in the foreground. it’s like the dog’s nose effect! ;)
    love the style. never imagined that fabric would wind up as a jean skirt! :)
    i just moved a stack of papers on the floor (the ONLY stack) and a big “water bug” (a.k.a. “enormous ROACH”) ran out and sped across the floor into the yarn closet. first of all YUUUUUCK now i am going to puke. and second of all. fuck. do you think he’s eating the yarn? I’m too scared to go searching for him in there!

  9. katie says:

    I’d like to hear the story about the tailor’s ham. Did she not know what one was or something?

  10. Ulrika says:

    Gorgeous skirt! I’ve been following your sewing adventures for a while and everything you make is absolutely fabulous!

  11. Rebecca says:

    That fabric is brilliant, the skirt looks really great and I am delighted to discover your Japanese pattern tips as I have a book winging its way to me in the post.

  12. Mia says:

    Why would your athletic calves scare someone? Mine are just the same. The way I look at is that we can put some power behind kicking those who make fun of them. Plus we can kick some serious b*tt when needed. And I like your skirts.

  13. Peggy says:

    Two questions/comments for you: Deedle must really like you if she is willing to pose with fabric that clashes with her coat. The other thing was, what has happened to your house? Or have you moved into a trailer?

  14. Sandee says:

    Get on the scene, skirt machine!
    I love the material! :-)
    Dogs with curly tails rock.

  15. alison says:

    I LOVE this skirt! And Deedle’s butt. :)

  16. Salla says:

    Oh, lovely! And is that a bazenji on the background??? I love them!

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