the final skirt of 2006

It’s hard to believe 2006 is over, but, well, maybe it’s not so hard to believe, since I just realized the other day that I have been thinking it’s 2007 for several months now. I’m hoping that is a good omen.
After the high-waisted, seam-bustin’ denim skirt fiasco from the other day, I felt the need to whip up another skirt right away. I had some lovely vintage wool-like fabric that my friend Mrs. McGlunk gave me, so I sewed a simple skirt from Machiko Kayaki’s Skirt a la Carte book.

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Man but my legs are huge. Anyway, the fabric has a lining attached to it already, which is great, but unfortunately it sticks to tights, so I think I finally need to get a slip. You can’t really see the pockets on the front, but there are a couple. Really.
And one piece of advice to any of you with colds. Don’t take non-drowsy nasal decongestants and Excedrin Sinus Headache and also drink a 12 oz Vietnamese coffee on the same day if you want to sleep. I was up from 12:30am to about 5am.
Happy New Year!!!

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20 Responses to the final skirt of 2006

  1. Pam says:

    I had forgotten all about Vietnamese coffee!!! I used to LOVE THAT STUFF. Now I have to find my little coffee makers, do they still have it drip over individual cups?
    Anyway love the skirt! And your legs are fine, darling shoes!
    Happy New Year.

  2. mina says:

    yes, that is a ton of caffiene!
    thanks for all the great blogging… happy new year to you too!

  3. Emma says:

    It’s so cute! Great work and I love the fabric :)

  4. stefana says:

    Happy New Year!
    I’m happy to see you’re sewing and baking like before. Hope the cold goes away soon! (And I really like the outfit – new skirt-shoes-sweater)

  5. gleek says:

    happy new year!! love the skirt :)

  6. maryse says:

    happy new year!
    cute skirt!

  7. Denice says:

    Happy New Year! Please enlighten us–where oh where did you get the shoes–darling!

  8. J Strizzy says:

    Yes, yes, lovely skirt, but FABULOUS shoes.
    Happy 2007!

  9. alison says:

    Oh, I *love* this one! Major skirt success. Happy New Year!

  10. Julia says:

    Cute!! Happy New Year!!

  11. francie says:

    gorgeous skirt! i have been so inspired by all the skirts you’ve made this year. i have my patterns and fabrics picked out and i can’t wait to start making spring skirts already!
    and, incidentally, my husband says you have fabulous legs. he said the curves make all the difference in a beautiful leg shape… the knee to the calf to the ankle. but then he’s a bike rider, too. :D

  12. jp says:

    REALLY cute skirt!! I was thinking exactly the same thing about your legs — HUGE — without a doubt…I was wondering if you were looking at a different picture??? If you need some pictures to put your super fit legs into perspective let me know.

  13. Susan says:

    I am a new comenter. Beautiful skirt and beautiful legs. Happy New Year.

  14. Susan says:

    I am a new commenter. Beautiful skirt and beautiful legs. Happy New Year.

  15. Susan says:

    I am a new comenter. Beautiful skirt and beautiful legs. Happy New Year.

  16. Susan says:

    Sorry I didn’t mean to comment that mamy times.

  17. Gina says:

    The skirt is fantastic but the shoes really steal the scene!

  18. erin says:

    I love the skirt! Actually I love the shoes and sweater too. The colours you have on are my favorite. I will have to remember your advice about the cold meds and vietnamese coffee! I am in the throws of a cold right now. I think I will stick to my Vanilla Rooibos tea, it’s caffeine free:)

  19. lsaspacey says:

    Wow, I was just thinking she has awesome legs! Legs are supposed to be curvy, and yours definately are. Do you think ballet dancers have great legs? Then, there you have it. My legs used to look like yours when I danced during 6 years of ballet. Be proud.
    And I loooovve the skirt fabric!

  20. Muskie says:

    Sorry if any strange people ended up on your website because of me. My grandmother and sister knit and my mother sews, but I can’t say I read your blog I just stumbled across it one day in Google and linked to it.
    I removed the link, not that I don’t think you have a good blog, it is just I don’t want to be responsible for strange people visiting it.
    Sorry.

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