Tuesday, May 15, 2007

here it is ...

sorry the photo isn't great but there was no way I was going to model it personally. My legs are the palest bristly mess you can imagine and really wouldn't set the skirt off to good advantage. I promise to model it when my pins are in better shape but, in the mean time, my stand-in will have to do.

The hemming was finished this afternoon and it wasn't as bad as I was making out. I think I was just lacking in concentration yesterday. In order to get the frayed edge to the layers that the photo on the pattern shows I need to wash the skirt a couple of times. I might bung it in the wash this evening as I have a dark wash going on but there is always that thought in the back of my head that I may open the machine to discover the skirt has disintegrated. As a result I usually hold off washing one of my own made skirts as long as possible. But I want those frayed edges so into the wash it must go.

I have carefully folded away the pattern pieces and plan to make the 'A' line skirt as soon as I get the chance and get some of the fabric I am craving. I am hoping some of the latter may arrive in a couple of days. Wine may not help when it comes to hemming but it sure helps to loosen the purse strings.

11 Comments:

Blogger Di said...

Your skirt looks great!! The perfect summer skirt!

May 15, 2007 10:47 pm  
Blogger Ali said...

Oh, it's gorgeous Caroline (and your hem is waaaaay straighter than mine!).

May 15, 2007 10:48 pm  
Anonymous Tami said...

Ah! I'm loving the skirt. Definitely needed to zoom in to get the full effect. I've got one skirt on the cutting board right now and then I think I may just need to get this patter.

May 15, 2007 11:12 pm  
Blogger Min said...

I love it. The fabric may have been second choice, but works really well. Go on - stick it in the machine.

May 16, 2007 1:44 am  
Anonymous melissa said...

fab-u-lous

May 16, 2007 3:11 am  
Blogger dizzyjadey said...

Your skirt is so beautiful! I couldn't visualise the eyelash fabric on an a-line skirt, but it works really well. Good job!

May 16, 2007 7:12 am  
Anonymous carolyn said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one with white legs!

May 16, 2007 10:15 am  
Blogger Kate said...

Great skirt - just waiting for my pattern to arrive - you have inspired me!

May 16, 2007 12:00 pm  
Anonymous Simmy said...

You must be so pleased with how it's turned out Carolyn. It's lovely and now I can't wait to see the next one.

BTW mine are bristly too but I think I can get away with it a bit more as they're brown!

May 16, 2007 12:09 pm  
Blogger Hay said...

Good job! The fabric is perfect, those lashes will certainly look good with the frayed edges.

May 16, 2007 3:24 pm  
Anonymous Flibbertygibbet said...

Beautiful!

May 16, 2007 10:25 pm  

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