Monday, March 21, 2011

Going Green with McCall 3830

This skirt pattern is slowing starting to become a TNT pattern for me. When I want a basic pencil skirt, especially if I only have a yard of fabric to play with, I've been turning to it.

Last Thursday was St. Patty's day and I wanted to show my love. Most people wear their green tops or sweaters. I didn't want that. I looked in my stash and found a yard of green cotton stretch twill fabric. To jazz it up, I sewed a panel of lace on it. The skirt was a hit. I got quite a few compliments at work. It is amazing how one small change can make such a big difference.

The top is a solid color version of BurdaStyle 1/2008 #106 which I made back in January for Karen's wedding. Yes Carolyn, I took your advice and made another one. I love this top.

Did anyone get a chance to walk outside and see the moon Saturday night? It was gorgeous and so bright. I've never seen anything like it before. Mr. D took this picture from outside of our home.

In other news, I joined Sherry's RTW sew-a-long in the hopes of moving my butt along on finally making a spring coat for myself. I just finished gathering everything I needed on Sunday. The hardest thing for me to find was the sleeve head wadders. I finally found them at a tailor shop called Charles Zarit on 5th Street in Philadelphia. If anyone is still looking for supplies, check him out. He also takes orders online and is very helpful by phone as well. Tell him the woman that stood in his doorway because she had a dog with her sent you. Yes, he(Jackson) hopped in the car and refused to get out. What's a girl to do. That was his first venture to South Street. I have a funny feeling it won't be his last. Next time we'll have to take Mr. D with us so we can shop more freely.

14 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

You look smashing in that skirt. Love the color too.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is a great look on you! And I like it when you pay attention to me! LOL!

Susan said...

First off, I love the green skirt, especially for St. Patrick's. You are right, most people go with tops and sweaters.

I'm doing that sew-along also. I think it is going to be great.

Jackie said...

Cute skirt. I missed seeing the moon Saturday and when I did, there was cloud cover.

Adelaide B said...

I really like the lace panel. It makes it something really special. (And I LOVE green.)

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

The skirt is very pretty but I LOVE those shoes!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love the way you used the lace on the skirt! I really need to use more lace, I always love it!

Clio said...

What a fun - and seasonal - color! The lace really makes the whole outfit.

Debra Martin said...

I can see why that skirt pattern is becoming a TNT. The fit is very nice on you. Isn't it great to just cut and sew?! I think good fit is the biggest obstacle to sewing clothing. I'll bet more quilters would sew clothing if they could get a fit like that.

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Oh, that lace inset rocks! What a great idea.

Angela said...

No wonder you got a lot of compliments! It looks FABULOUS!

Myra said...

Great skirt, your idea is a smash! I also agree with KMQ...I love those shoes too!!

Clio said...

Andrea - The pattern is yours! Just let me know where to send it. My email is Clio.Phineas@gmail.com (Clio dot Phineas at gmail dot com)

Monique said...

Oh lovely! I love the lace and the shoes! :) You put it all together really nicely Andrea!

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