Thursday, December 31, 2009

vintage.

(This slightly pigeon-toed pose is for Shannon. hee.)

Why I'm making (cute) linen skirts in the dead of winter, I have no idea. I did it last year too. Anywho...here's my half-circle skirt. I used the Sew What Skirts book for creating the waistband and the half-circle skirt pattern.

Setting up the camera is a good opportunity for a closeup of this awesome, vintage floral linen, and another peek at the fold over elastic (FOE) hem:


I think it might have been a tablecloth in its previous life. Or possibly drapes. Doesn't the print resemble these:

Crappy screenshot, but do you recognize the movie?? It's Apollo 13 (which I assume used period decor)! That would date my linen to the very late 60s. A slightly better screenshot and another skirt closeup:


And a few more skirt pics. I couldn't decide which one I liked best, so I just brought them all! The half-circle makes this a swishy skirt with lots of fun movement.


I couldn't really decide on shoes, but I kinda dig the yellow.


Hey...in the past several days I've treated you to a peek at 3 different corners of my house. The clean corners, of course. See that tiny picture on the upper left (on top of the Victrola)? That's me on a great big horse at the Buffalo Ranch, circa 1973.


That means that photo is younger than my skirt. This amuses me greatly.

And since I just realized a bit ago what day it is, I'll take this time to wish all of you a

Happy New Year!!!

Be safe, Be merry, and I'll see you on the flip side!

16 comments:

  1. Another adorable skirt, I must check this book out. I always love your choice of fabrics.

    Have a Happy New Year!

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  2. Very cute, Angie! I think the yellow shoes are a perfect match.

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  3. Love the skirt, and I think you're on to something... sew a springy/summery/twirly skirt in the dead of winter, and bring a smile to your face. Good plan, I'm adopting it!

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  4. LOVE the skirt! And the shoes are too cute. (And Apollo 13 is one of my fave movies!)

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  5. I love the yellow shoes! Very attractive skirt on you. Adore vintage florals. Happy New Year.

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  6. Gorgeous skirt. I think you have just made a darling summer skirt for the same reason I have just cut out a toile for a winter jacket - pure sewing contrariness :)
    Karen (in Australia)

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  7. Awesome skirt - I love, love, LOVE vintage drapery-like fabric, it's just so darn cool. I am also liking those cute yellow shoes - I always enjoy a good mary jane. Happy New Year!!

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  8. What a fantastic skirt! My mother used to have an ongoing disagreement with my grandmother, claiming that my grandmother had made her a jacket from the same fabric as the drapes when she was a kid. The main difference between me and my mother is...I wouldn't have cared! I love your skirt, and love the fabric.

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  9. I really love your skirt! You have made some really feminine and pretty things this past year!! Happy 2010

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  10. A.dorable! As usual! Cute shoes, too...as usual.

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  11. You are funny - how did you even find those screen shots?!?!? I love the skirt, and the yellow shoes are also really cute...

    Marybeth
    http://puppydogtails-marybeth.blogspot.com/

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  12. I'm loving the fact that you used a vintage fabric and a new sewing book to make that really kewl skirt!

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  13. I love it! That fabric is gorgeous!

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  14. I remember that print from my youth.

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  15. Winter is THE time for sewing floral skirts...more time to be out and about looking cute in them during summer :0) love it, happy to have ound your blog, following
    Lynea

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  16. Oh love this! I wanted to make some skirts last summer and never got around to it. I REALLY need to get cracking and make some before it gets hot again.

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