Update! Okay, here’s the shoe information! The shoes are by a New Zealand company called Minx. I bought them at a local shoe store called PedX. They seem to carry Minx at small, independently owned shoe boutiques, so get out your yellow pages and start calling! They are rather spendy (that’s a local term, by the way. I never hear anyone outside of Portland use that term), but they DO go on sale.
On superbuzzy we’re selling some curtain fabric with little sailboats on it. We thought it’d be fun to show some other applications for this fabric, and when Chicken Amy mentioned it’d make a cute skirt, I decided to have a go at it. Well, it didn’t come out exactly as planned; I think it was the design I selected, and I guess I just didn’t think it through thoroughly enough. But, since we’re all friends here, I figured I’d display the skirt anyway:
And now, what some of you have been waiting for–Peter’s comments (he should take over for Tim Gunn if Tim decides to retire, don’t you think?):
– “I don’t know if that would even qualify as cute. It’s so strange.”
– “Are you going to wear that around?”
– “I mean, sweetie, LOOK at it!”
– “As an apron I think it could work.”
Lovin’ those Peter’s comments.
Well, it *does* showcase the fabric 🙂
It DOES give us an idea about the fabric…but I must say – I am LOVING your shoes!!How cute are those??
i will say that tucking in the shirt isn’t doing you any favours. BUT i think the skirt is sweet anyway, and i’m not sure what the problem is– buy the fabric, people! dress your children in it! they will thank you! especially if they are sailors!
Once again, Peter is cracking me up.
Hmm, I think Peter should give it a go w. the sewing / designing. 🙂 Thanks for the idea!
I always get a kick out of Peter’s comments because they so sound like something my husband would say!
Cute skirt! Also: LOVE the shoes! SO cute!
I tried looking through the archives to see if you ever mentioned what brand those shoes were, but I couldn’t find them. Could you please reveal? And if you remember where you got them? Cutest shoes of all time!
make me one of them sailboat skirts for fleet week….a slutty version that will attract the sailors!!
Peter’s a dork, I’m with Terry, make him sew something 🙂
He does sound just like Tim Gunn! (maybe because I’m reading it to myself in a Tim Gunn voice… obviously watching far too much Project Runway).
Maybe I’m weird, but I love it! I think it’s really cute.
I think the skirt is actually quite cute. The shoes, however, are adorable. Please, tell us what they are!
im going to have to go with melissa, doesnt look like a tuck in type skirt, but i do love me some scallops. on fabric or on a plate, either one. i think peter was pushing it for blog drama, come on four comments?
I really, really, like the skirt. I wonder if a couple small darts would just cinch it just enough to get rid of the small pocket of air in the front. I would also love to see a back picture.
But most of all I want to know what kind of shoes those are!! I read through the comments and still, no answer! PLEASE! We beg you to tell us!!
I do thin it is cute. My favorite Peter comment:
– “I mean, sweetie, LOOK at it!”
ahaha! I love Hannah’s comment. Peter is pretty funny with his reactions–I’m glad they amuse rather than hurt, that’s for sure. But tell him that “weird” in no way disqualifies something from being cute.
I think the skirt does a kind of cute housewife-chic thing – I kinda like it!
And yay Minx shoes, they are meant to be really comfy. They can be a bit spendy here too, cos the market is small and they don’t make millions of each pair.
Good call, The Skirt! It looks like they might be these Minx “Epic” shoes?
I think is cute! maybe not with the shirt tucked in, but other than that I see nothing wrong with it!
Well, when I clicked over here and looked at the pic before I read the post, my first thought had been “cute skirt!!”
Even after reading the post, that’s what I’m thinking.
congrats on the cyberstore
i live in central texas
and people do use the word spendy
Adorable skirt! And we use the term “spendy” in Minnesota too, I’ve never heard it anywhere else.
Speaking of shoes! I bought the Primas in a size down, but they were slightly too tiny. The shipping from the only place that had them in stock was really high so I ordered another pair and put the originals up on eBay–I think I’m actually going to turn a profit! People are selling them for as much as 50 bucks! I fully attribute their popularity to your review =)
I love the style of the skirt.
okay-I love the skirt!! you should have pimped it man, just written “look at his rad skirt!”
and peter is amazing. really amazing. my pete can’t get enough.