Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Lawn Skirt...

A few weeks ago I got some lawn fabric on sale. I've not played with this fabric type very much because it is so thin and needs some kind of lining. This week, however, I just kept seeing this skirt in my head. Multi-tiers of soft, gauzy, un-hemmed layers. Something my home ec teacher would be scandalized about. No hems?! It's going to ravel and fall apart! Well, maybe. I'm not exactly going to play football in it. Tree climbing isn't a current occupation and I have a washing machine that has a "handwash" cycle.

 I made this frothy beauty on Mother's day starting at 9 AM from the first cut of the bias, bleached muslin, A line skirt and lots of 6 inch strips of the lawn, sewing, gathering, and sewing until 12 Noon. A 90 minute break for a shower and lunch and I finished this skirt at 3:30 PM.

 Wore it out to dinner with the family at 5:30 and got raves.

What a perfect day.

2 comments:

Marion said...

That is an awesome skirt! I love frilly skirts and shirts. You are one patient lady. I know how much work that skirt must have been because I sew, too, although not as often as I used to. Thanks for sharing your amazing creation. Blessings!

Martys Fiber Musings said...

I love all your skirts. Maybe someday will try my luck. In the meantime, keep showing me your newest!