October 31, 2011

Toil or Trouble

What is with my face whenever I have photos taken?  Anyway - yesterday I did nothing but putter and play in the studio and I had a great day indeed!  

I plugged my sewing machine for the first time since the retreat - the first weekend in October! 

I bought this cute Halloween print at a local quilt shop this past summer - it was on clearance and I think I paid about $10 for 3 yards.  How could I pass it up?  It hung out all summer - but really the window for wearing a skirt that says "bubble, bubble, toil & trouble" is pretty limited.  So, After cleaning up the studio and putting away the summer fabrics - I found the Carolyn skirt pattern and got to work.

I added 4" of length to the pattern pieces and it's just about perfect.  The entire skirt was sewn with black thread, and because it's a quirky I didn't put a lot of effort into finishing the inside.  I did fold the seams under and topstitch them to keep the fabric from fraying.

Here's a close up of the print? Isn't is cute? I can honestly say that most people I work with didn't notice it was Halloween themed.  You can also see in the close up - the seam topstitched with the black thread.  Which is really a seam finishing technique.

The one most thrilled with the skirt?  The neighbors 3 year old son.  While I was putting candy in his bowl, he was pointing out witches, cats and bats.  But he couldn't find any ghosts!

10 comments :

  1. I adore your skirt!! And if I were your co-worker, I would have noticed!!

    Lynn

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  2. Hahaha!!! So fun! And cute on you too!

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  3. Love, love, LOVE it. See... that kind of Halloween, I could do. I'd have noticed the fabric too.

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  4. It's a great skirt and I can't believe that you are still using the Carolyn skirt pattern! This fits you so well, you really should make a bunch more!

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  5. That is so cute. I'd wear something like that even though I don't do Halloween.

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  6. I can't believe no one noticed the topical skirt!!! Of course the 3 year old noticed. I'll bet you enjoyed his visit. And sometimes a quick and easy skirt without a fancy inside finish is just what we need.

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  7. Cute, clever, and fast! Glad you didn't let your 'window' slip by you.

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  8. I haven't dressed up for halloween in a few years (the last couple, I was the only one) but I SO would have worn a skirt like this ! It's so cute ! :-)

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  9. I love your skirt!!!! That came out so cute and I think it's fair to wear right up to Thanksgiving :) If you have any of the fabric left over it would make a cute project bag too!

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  10. Oh my gosh! Love it! And from a distance it doesn't look halloweeny. The lime green and black cardi look great together. Perhaps you can find a nice everyday print in that green, you look good in it with the black cardi :D.

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