Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sewing: Blue Gingham Skirts


Do you know how it is when you get a fabulous fabric in your head and then you go searching never to find it? Happens to me all the time. Well, this fabric is an example of the opposite! I was trying to fall asleep one night last week and thought I really needed a cobalt blue gingham fabric--the foil to all of the red gingham I was using last year (this, and this, and this for instance). It's the perfect print for Spring, don't you think? The next day I stopped by the store where I'd purchase the red gingham and there was one bolt of the perfect blue gingham! No other gingham in sight. It was as if it were waiting there for me. I was so excited. Granted it's a fiarly common pattern, but still... I bought five yards. I want to make all sorts of things out of it. But I started with these simple gathered skirts.


They are three times the waist measurement and have a hefty two inch hem. I wanted them to go along with something I'm making for the girls for this coming Fall. Can you believe it? Thinking ahead a season. Well, actually I was planning to have them for this past Winter but I'm shifting my thinking instead! I'm ahead, not behind. With a few things actually. Which means I need to learn the discipline of setting something aside to work on some higher priorities (Easter dresses, etc.) and then actually come back to them and finish for the Fall. We'll see. It's a new thing I'm trying.


Running to catch up...!

8 comments:

Erin said...

The skirts are too cute and I think they are great for any season. They look springy/summery with the right combination and would look great with some white for a wintry combination.
Erin

OakRose Mama said...

love this simple skirt! so refreshing to see gingham in the see of hot pink and black sparkles :D

OakRose Mama said...

sea of hot pink*

Jessica said...

oh I need more gingham in my spring!

Jenny said...

Oak Rose Mama, I'm with you! Alas, I'm expecting a third boy; but had I a girl, I would be a blue and red gingham kind of mom myself.

Terri Betz said...

Love how they look! Fresh! Thanks!

Becky Dunham said...

These are soo cute! It reminds me of dresses my mom made for my sister and I when we were little. They were full dresses of gingham - mine was yellow and hers was blue - or visa versa - cannot remember now lol but we loved them!

Two said...

your site makes me wish I could sew! Adorable!!

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