Thursday, June 16, 2011

Escape from Reality- The Skirt

In an attempt to 'escape from reality" last week, I whipped up this a-line skirt using my Far, Far Away that I've been hoarding.  The end of the school year was very stressful and after 12 years of teaching German I got a furlough letter because there is just not enough money to continue foreign languages other than Spanish. (Gracias school district!) 
My dad also had round two of brain surgery last week.  He is doing well, but you just never know what the outcome of something like that will be. 

 I drafted my pattern based on a tutorial from a Sew News magazine that I got a couple of years ago.  It is definitely a very simple skirt to sew up once the pattern is drawn up.  It has an elastic waist band, so it is also wonderful for the remaining extra baby weight. :(  (15 pounds to go! He is well worth it though!)

These photos were taken before hair and make-up came in and before the sun came out in an attempt not to have puke all over my shirt.  If you notice, the bottom picture was a black shirt.  I had to scrap those photos because of just that.  My 7 year old photographer didn't let me know that I had a mess all over my shirt in the first photo shoot.  It's amazing what we fail to notice when we are so used to something.

I've been thinking about putting some kind of a ruffle on the bottom to dress it up a bit, but I wasn't sure if it would take away from the fabric.  Any suggestions?

I entered this skirt in Crafterhours Skirt Week.  I also linked up to Clover and Violet: Stash Project for June.

I also made a cute little button necklace to go with my whimsical, new skirt.


Amy Friend said...

I love your skirt and necklace and your little guy is looking super cute. I am so sorry to hear about your job though. I am sure you must be very stressed right now. I hope something comes through quickly.

Synnove said...

What a lovely skirt and necklace! And nice pictures, with you and your baby:-) You are so cute!!!
I am so sorry about your job, I hope you work it out somehow.
And your dad, it must be so hard when you don't know what will happen. All my best wishes to you and your family.

Maria said...

Great photos of Baby M and you.
Love the skirt as is.
sorry to hear about your job. the bright side is you will get to spend more time at home.
Pleased your Dad is doing well.

Bobbi said...

adorable!! you , the baby and the skirt!!! i like it how it ruffle. you look fabulous by the way.

im so sorry about your job...and your dad! i hope he is doing better. i miss ya friend :)

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