Sunday, June 21, 2009

Up for a Yard Sale?


I just might be with my Yard-Sale Wrap Skirt.

This skirt is Heather Ross through and through. The pattern came from Weekend Sewing, and the fabric is her Far Far Away line. It's that double gauze stuff that's all the rage. Definitely a new experience sewing with it, but worth the end result.

Fun, Full, and Summer-y to boot. Plus, the pattern itself was easy to sew, aside from the fact I had to hand-stitch the hem. Hand-stitch! Like I'm Laura Ingalls on the prairie. Sigh. Thank Goodness, I had Little Dorrit on DVD to get me through it.


It's stats, yo!
Pattern:
Yard-Sale Wrap Skirt
Source: Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross
Fabric: The Frog Prince from the Far Far Away line by Heather Ross
Yardage: 4 yards (WAY more than suggested in the pattern, but I added extra panels and had to keep in mind the direction of the fabric pattern. Couldn't have upside-down frogs, now could I? Those things ate up my fabric.)
Made for:
Moi
Date Started: June 13, 2009
Date Completed: June 20, 2009
Mods: Since most people who've sewed this skirt have complained about not having enough coverage from the wrap, I added two extra panels.

A skirt like this just makes a girl want to twirl...spin...

...and fall.

38 comments:

aelva said...

I love that skirt! Nice job! Now I need that book too!

meegs said...

Covet.

Team Knit ! said...

gorgeous skirt! You did a great job.

- julie

KeanaLee said...

WOW! you have been a sewing fool! I love them all.....especially that yard sale skirt.....lovely! AND your bike ROCKS! Happy Belated!

Windybrook Spinner said...

You are hilarious! I hope you didn't hurt yourself with the fall. The skirt is very lovely. I'm so impressed. Hand sewing is actually one of my favorite things and it makes hems look much nicer in my opinion.

ali said...

hand sewing is your friend. Trust me.

Love the skirt!

craftoholic said...

That skirt is so cute, great job!

Erin said...

I am a really great photographer. Oh, and your skirt is cute too. :)

Amander said...

Okay, that skirt is SO SO SO cute. Seriously, I am coveting it.

Stacy said...

So so cute! I love it.

Elizabeth Cobbe said...

I love! I want! And I am buying a sewing machine soon.

Lisa said...

That skirt is amazing!

Better Living said...

Look at you sew! And look at you scoring all this hard-to-fin Heather Ross fabric!

nova said...

Gorgeous skirt! I love how you are doing all this sewing!

Meg said...

So, so cute! I love the "Frog Prince" title of the fabric.

Chancy said...

LOVE IT! Especially the twirl. Love, love, love it.

the Lady said...

Oh, that is so lovely! I want ten! Cute froggies!

yaya said...

You are a sewing maniac! I love it and wish I was doing more. Nice job on the skirt and love that last picture :-)

Disentangled said...

Super cute! I just picked up some princess and the pea fabric for my 'short' amy butler lounge pants. can't wait to get started! thanks for the fabric info :)

Adam and Bri said...

the cutest! the absolute cutest.

martha - ca knitter said...

Twirly skirts are fun. Perfect color for summer... so cute.

Laurel said...

YOU, my dear, might have just forced me to take up sewing...oh, and lose a few pounds. you might have forced me to do that too.

LOVE IT.

Juli said...

I think this is my favorite thing that you've sewn so far! It's beautiful!!

tiennie said...

That is a really sweet skirt! Love twirling!

tiennie said...

That is a really sweet skirt! Love twirling!

Diane said...

Kara! I love, love, love the skirt! So flirty, and what a fun color! I am going to have to sit down and have you teach me how to sew!

Heidelweiss said...

Love the skirt. Is that last picture really of you falling? Priceless!

amandacathleen said...

absolute LOVE! I want, I want, I want!!!

amanda said...

love it, so fresh and summery! Your built by wendy top is great, too. Nice sewing skills, lady!

knitseashore said...

A pink twirly skirt is just the BEST piece of summer clothing you could possibly make. Love. :)

martha - ca knitter said...

Just for being so creative and having a fun blog...I've tagged you for The One Lovely Blog award.
Thanks for sharing your adventures with everyone.

Savvy Mode SG said...

oh how pretty.

Kat said...

Hi - I just found your blog via Team Knit. Love the skirt. I have this book and have been wanting to make this skirt for a while. We are in the middle of winter at the moment though so it might have to wait.

shopgirl said...

So cute! Very flattering cut! I would say it makes you look like a ballerina...but there is the tripping footage. But still. ...

Jane said...

That's such a great skirt! I think you deserve to twirl and maybe even skip after all that hand-stitching. Laura Ingalls *totally* loved to twirl, I bet you anything.

fefferknits said...

Girl, we still have so many things in common, it's cracking me up. I love that you're knitting these days. And can I just say how much I heart Little Dorrit? Well, I will any way. I HEART. it. Hee.

Your sewing projects are darling!

Meredith Whitney said...

I am in LOVE. So cute. I cannot even handle it. I wish you were here in NYC with me to take my cobbler shoe course, handbag making course (leather handbags!), and jewelry!!!

Wendy said...

Durn, I only have 3 1/2 yards of fabric to make this one. That decides it; I'm making one out of a sheet as a test.

Yours is great, though.