Saturday, 27 April 2013

A few more skirts

A couple of weeks ago, I made a couple of skirts using my extremely simple and not especially professional rotary cut skirt tutorial.  Well to complete the set, I made three more and my daughter made herself a high waisted skirt.  And here they all are.  First and foremost of course is the high waisted skirt.  Made with Shelburne Falls and Makower Spectrum Navy backed with some iron on interfacing, this was another quick, easy make and she is incredibly pleased that she made it all by herself except for pinning the gathering because that's hard.


Next up is another Chicopee cord skirt - a bit boring hence I wear it the whole time as I don't feel too homemadey in it. 


Slightly more adventurous is the Echino insects skirt which I confess I have not worn yet but I will be wearing it to events such as my Kitchen Guild Sewing Group, the next meet of the East Midlands Modern Quilt Guild and the Fat Quarterly retreat.  


And finally my Melody Miller telephones skirt which my kids have told me I must under no circumstances ever wear if I am out with them.  So this will be my staple for my summer holiday.  Maximum embarrassment to kids assured.

25 comments:

  1. Your kids have no taste! :) the telephone skirt is my favourite (and I'm joking about your kids, I'm sure they have great taste, just not about this skirt) :) have fun embarrassing them all summer :) other adults will know you're cool ;)

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  2. Gorgeous skirts, and yes, you definitely should wear the telephones when on holiday with the kids. Why not team it with the patchwork waistcoat you've been promising yourself for years :-)

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  3. Lol I had to Lauge so loud about the comment to the telephone Skript. Could have been my daughter. I love the cord skirt...

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  4. Embarrass them as much as you can! You'll be doing it later on in your dotage but you won't be able to enjoy it so much! (Am I being too mean?)

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  5. I believe it takes great skill to do pull off the headless modelling pose and you do it with aplomb. The skirts are lovely. The phone skirt? I ooove it, it looks great. Your kids obviously don't know style, other than the terrific high waisted skirt your daughter made. Kudos to you both.

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  6. Do they even recognise those as phones? They've probably never seen ones like that.

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  7. ps i love the middle one the best with the insecty looking things on. That is fab (another word to embarass those nephews and nieces).

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  8. that's what children are for!

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  9. Your kids make me laugh ~ you definitely HAVE to wear the telephone skirt and wear it often! All your projects are lovely!

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  10. Hope you wear the phone skirt to the kids' parents evenings... Looks great!

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  11. Oh I do love those phones, you absolutely must parade them around at every opportunity :oD

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  12. You really must take a series of photos in that skirt... browsing a phone book, in a phone booth, with a superman cape. Oh the fun is limitless.

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  13. Love that you have different occasions for each skirt. Wee should all have a maximum embarrassment skirt in our wardrobes!

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  14. If you make them a phone skirt, you all will match, that's max embarrassment

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  15. Fab skirts, looking forward to seeing the Echino Insects at the EMMQG meeting in few weeks time, AND the FQR, don't be freaked out if i ask to stroke it, i do that with all handmade items, Mandy was quite concerned about her Weekender! ;o)

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  16. I LOVE your attitude - wear that skirt proudly!

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  17. I had to laugh at the embarrass your kids comment. So true. But these skirts must be worn with the correct audience...one that appreciates the fabric choices for sure. Your daughter did a fantastic job on her skirt. I was about her age when I started making most of my clothes.

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  18. Yo Lynne!!!!!!
    You need to wear those skirts down the street in New York City so they know how to dress!!!!! LOL.
    LOVE THOSE SKIRTS! So A-DORABLE!!!!!!!!
    Love the precious comments, too!
    Humor is sooooooo important in life.
    Best to you, always.
    Sondra

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  19. I love all the skirts and the high waisted one is such a good idea - she'll be setting up in business soon!

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  20. Fab indeed; being embarrassing is our job xxx

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  21. that chicopee cord skirt looks so pretty! it is my favorite one.

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  22. Your skirts are so cute, Lynne....and you look cute in them....no matter what your kiddos say!!

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  23. I love these skirts and your daughter has done an amazing job on hers

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