Summer Skirt

IMG_8774 Patterns and I have a hate-hate relationship. I loathe them, they might as well be written in Arabic. So while I was home my one sewing goal was to pick my Mom’s pattern loving brain and figure out how to make this skirt. We made a trial run first, which was good since I tend to like my skirts to hang around my hips and not way up yonder. So after a couple small alterations I had myself a nice summery skirt. Now that I’m feeling more confident with my pattern following skills I’m going to make myself this little number. Totally Joking….although its very sassy. And the best part? I match my Mom’s kitchen curtains. Now Vanessa and I can skip around the yard in our Sound of Music-ish skirts together. How about it Vanessa? You wear the table cloth and I’ll wear the curtains.
IMG_8782And as you can tell we made it back to Cleveland safely. Ben was an angel on the plane and we managed the whole trip without any cranky old man looks in our direction. Which might be a first. :)

31 Responses to Summer Skirt

  1. Rachael Adele May 20, 2009 at 12:22 pm #

    That’s so cute! I bought the same fabric for a big polka dotted quilt I’m making (the blocks have a circle within the square). I love a good pleated skirt.

  2. rachel griffith May 20, 2009 at 12:25 pm #

    hahahahaha you & vanessa skipping around the yard in yalls sound of music-ish skirts.

  3. Terriaw May 20, 2009 at 12:33 pm #

    Wow, what an adorable skirt! It looks great on you too. I really love the style and length. (cute curtains too!)

  4. angela May 20, 2009 at 12:46 pm #

    Very cute skirt!

  5. Isa May 20, 2009 at 1:06 pm #

    It’s very nice. It looks good both as a skirt and as curtains

  6. Betsy May 20, 2009 at 1:21 pm #

    I love that fabric. I am so making a skirt.

  7. Bison Girl May 20, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    So funny and such a cute skirt. I may just have to try my luck at making one of those.

  8. Stephanie May 20, 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    Patterns give me the heeby-geebies too! You inspire me to give it a go, though. That skirt is too cute! Welcome home!

  9. Mountain Home Quilts May 20, 2009 at 3:15 pm #

    So much for not ever wearing the clothes you make, huh? ;) You did a great job on the skirt- it is completely adorable!

  10. V and Co. May 20, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    totally cute skirt!

  11. ~Michelle~ May 20, 2009 at 3:40 pm #

    Such a cute skirt – good job!

  12. Leigh May 20, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    That’s really cute. I’m dying to try a skirt too, thanks for showing us your success!

  13. Fiesta May 20, 2009 at 3:50 pm #

    I have been meaning to make some skirts for my grandaughter and I this summer but like you I can’t stand patterns.They need to be more visually friendly.

  14. Amy - Park City Girl May 20, 2009 at 4:35 pm #

    Cute! Love the fabric, both for your skirt and curtains :0

  15. I Love Baby Quilts! May 20, 2009 at 4:51 pm #

    Love that Mocca! I like that colorway, but i’m in love with the green.

  16. Karina May 20, 2009 at 5:55 pm #

    Adorable, as both the skirt and valance. Now maybe your little one needs a matching sun hat – or board shorts? Very cute!

  17. Sara May 20, 2009 at 6:14 pm #

    I love it! It is so cute. I have been thinking about making something like it, but I am a pattern hater too!

    Glad you made it back to Cleveland OK!

  18. Jessica May 20, 2009 at 8:18 pm #

    Very very very cute!

  19. erica May 20, 2009 at 11:30 pm #


  20. Aimee May 21, 2009 at 12:39 am #

    Super cute skirt! And that homemade swimsuit would be SWEET! : )

  21. Anonymous May 21, 2009 at 1:00 am #

    I totally have a hooter hider in this print, I love it!

  22. Danielle May 21, 2009 at 1:29 am #

    I love the skirt, the fabric is great! What’s wrong with that swimsuit pattern? It’s so “stylish” and “hip”, and probably super flattering when home sewn! HaHa LOL ;-)

  23. Kristi May 21, 2009 at 11:01 am #

    Love it! Makes me want to get over my pattern phobia so I can join the skipping and singing. (OK, maybe just the skipping)

  24. Jess May 21, 2009 at 6:52 pm #

    and I am SO the opposite! If I don’t have a pattern I’d end up with three sleeves and no neck hole! The skirt turned out awesome! I saw this fabric and passed it up, but now I think I need to go back!

  25. Chris & Jen Palmer May 21, 2009 at 8:43 pm #

    I’ve been looking for a pattern for a skirt that style! It turned out really cute!

    I love the sound of music idea! haha!

  26. two hippos May 27, 2009 at 3:41 pm #

    I *love* this fabric, just bought some, and would love to figure out how to make a skirt with it!

  27. jess May 27, 2009 at 7:44 pm #

    this fabric is awesome! i made a clutch out of it. :)

  28. amandajean May 29, 2009 at 2:51 pm #

    LOVE the skirt!!!

  29. Cheryl Arkison May 31, 2009 at 2:24 pm #

    I hate patterns too! But the fabrics I can buy are nicer than the skirts I can buy. It is so tempting – especially this pattern. Really, was it hard? I can follow directions if I have to.

  30. Sammy July 12, 2010 at 8:27 pm #

    Very pretty skirt. Well done

  31. Token Asian Friend September 17, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    I have a car seat cover with this same fabric. My friend has a nursing cover with this, too. We should all go on a walk together. Then, hang out in your mom's kitchen. :)

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