Sunday, April 12, 2009


Kate and Ana in their blue dresses:


Kate's dress closeup:


I wore an Isaac Mizrahi dress from Target that had striped fabric sewn in gores to make chevrons. Super neat:

My brain was kind of deep fried by this afternoon- yesterday was my dad's birthday, and he wanted a roast turkey for his dinner, so I'd spent about 6 hours in the kitchen roasting the turkey and making all the side dishes and a cake. Then we had brunch this morning- I'm done with cooking for a bit now! I decided to make up some ripstop cotton from JoAnns into a skirt in the hopes that it would warm up a bit this week so that I could wear it.

This is the A-line skirt from last March's BWOF that's kind of become my default skirt pattern. I hemmed it with a binding cut from a mendicino print, since all my quilt pieces are stacked up near my sewing machine.

I drafted a pocket for the side:

It's lined in bemberg ambiance, which I still detest sewing with. Unfortunately, I really love how nice it is once the skirt is done, so I gritted my teeth and made it work. The ribbon for the waistband is from my grandma's stash- I love all the soft wide grosgrain ribbons she's collected over the years! She's always happy for me to raid her sewing room, so I've got a nice little stash of them at the moment.

Here's the hem of the skirt and lining.


BeeBee said...

I LOVE the way you hemmed the nasty bemburg lining. I'm going to remember this, I line everything. In fact, just a darn cute skirt all around.
And ALL you girls look nice for Easter.

Antoinette said...

Happy Easter! Cute Mizrahi dress and great skirt. What's the scoop on the sweet mary jane shoes? They look like these Merrells I have but might be completely different.

MaryPat R said...

Great outfits all 'round. The skirt is cute and your finishes are lovely. I had a "What would Wendy do" moment when I was trying to decide how to hem Maisie's Easter dress. I ended up hand stitching it in your honour.

Cindy said...

I love the pocket!