(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!