23 August 2008

The wrap skirt reveal

Remember this Monday fun find? (I suppose you could just scroll down a bit and look at it as well because it wasn't that long ago, right?)
  • I visited Toni Coward's blog (she's the awesome Australian mom who is the mastermind behind this pattern) and immediately added it to my google reader. She posts about her life as a mother of two cute kids, her sewing projects and some great recipes. I was also impressed that in her sidebar, she proudly displays what she believes--it truly is a small world.
  • When I made a comment thanking her for the quick shipping and to let her know we share the same beliefs, she commented back with a couple of suggestions about how to make the skirt even more modest. She said she usually makes it a bit longer, and uses a bit more fabric than the pattern suggests. That information was very helpful, and I'm happy with the final result. Thanks Toni!
  • The fabric I used was a pretty heavy bottomweight twill with a bit of spandex. It was in the red tag clearance section, so I couldn't resist. I love the colors, but next time I'll try a fabric that is a bit more lightweight. (The bottom looks like it isn't even, but it's just the picture angle)
  • Speaking of lightweight fabric, I went to the Goodwill today to search their fabric, and hit the jackpot--4 yards of high quality black sateen for 2 bucks! It is brand new--someone bought it, never made the project that they bought it for, and gave it away. I'm thinking it will probably end up being another wrap skirt soon. In fact, I could make like 3 wrap skirts out of that. I just have to find a cute fabric for the ties and the bottom. What a deal! You can't beat 50 cents a yard for quality fabric. Seriously, if you sew--go to your local Goodwill and search their fabric. You might just find something awesome.
If you have some fabric you think would make a cute skirt--send it! Email me or make a comment and we can figure it out.

8 comments:

Emily said...

SUPER cute Kristine!

JESSIE EILEEN said...

I love it! That fabric looks even better than I visualized.

Lizzy said...

Very cute skirt!

Some extra fabric from the black sateen could be used for Halloween costumes. I'm thinking a Dracula cape and cummerbund. (I'm only thinking this because it's what Ben was for Halloween last year.)

Lima Bean said...

What a great idea, Liz. I'm all about a cheap Halloween costume. I remember seeing that cute picture of Dracula Ben on your blog last year.

AMY AND MIKEY said...

So cute!!!!

Tara said...

Oh I love it!! How much can I pay you to make me one? Seriously!

make it perfect said...

looks awesome kristine! well done and thanks for sharing!!! :)

Jessica said...

SOOOO cute Bean! I want one! I'll keep my eyes open for some good fabric!