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.