January 20, 2009

My Echino Pig skirt

My echino pig skirt

Here is my new skirt I made with Echino Pig fabric.  I drafted the skirt pattern by following the guidelines on how to draft an A-line skirt in the Sew What! Skirts pattern book.  I really like it because it's one of those skirts that looks cute with a pair of Grey Chuck Taylor's, which I happen to have.  Also, it gets pretty windy here, so rarely do I wear full gathered skirts.  The combination of my 3 kids and a windy day can be very dangerous.  However, with the A-line skirt, I think I'm pretty safe to wear it on a windy day... but then again just to be safe, I will probably wear spandex shorts underneath.  I wouldn't want to traumatize my kids.
  
This reminds me of a time when I was in college and I noticed my friend walking across the quad.  As she turned the corner, her entire backside was exposed, because her FULL gathered skirt was caught up in her backpack.  She, of course, had no idea that when she had slung her backpack over her shoulder, it caught the back of her skirt and lifted it up. I ran over to her to let her know about the "little show" she was putting on for everyone.  She had a good sense of humor about it.  I actually ran into her a couple of years ago. Guess what her occupation is, or at least was at the time I ran into her?..... An Exotic Dancer!  I am not even kidding you. Darn those full skirts! 

Jamie

PS. I just noticed my body in the first pic is almost perfectly aligned with my spool doll's head in my banner.  How funny! 

15 comments:

Melanie O said...

So cute! Did you use a pattern?

Pretty Ditty said...

I drafted the skirt pattern by following the instructions on how to draft an A-line skirt in the Sew What! Skirt book. I love that book.

I edited my post and included that info.

Thanks Melanie.

Cookie said...

Hey! What a great little outfit. That skirt is really flattering and A lines are great for active movement. No peep shows here! Looking at that material I wouldnt have imagined it would have turned out so cute. I guess I am still getting an eye for fabric. Thanks for the inspiration.

Stephanie said...

That is funny about your head lining up...very cute.

Love the skirt.

GoyaDesigns said...

I love how you show examples of what to create with the fabrics in Phatfabrics.

Wendy said...

cute skirt! You are too funny!

BrineS said...

Sew What Skirts - - - adding this book to my wish list!

Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
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copperseal said...

cute!! love the fabric. and yes, do try and do a better job at aligning your body with the banner? it only takes a little extra effort. sheesh.

:P just kiddinggg

Janet said...

That fabric is the best! How cute.

Colleen said...

I love the skirt. I also have that book but haven't made anything yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

Pretty Ditty said...

It's a great book. Thanks for the compliments everyone.

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It's a beautiful skirt, I just love it because I am a fashion designer and I've been imagining this same style, so as a person who imagines how something could be made and draws plans for it this'll be my next collection. Absolutely. 23jj

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