Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Corduroy Skirt

A new skirt using New Look Pattern 6317 which I have owned forever. It has a great basic, simple skirt with only 4 pieces. It was a bit boring in plain brown corduroy so I cut across the front a few times and added some pieces of a vintage curtain. Now it is a little more interesting. The sewing was also made interesting when I managed to sew my finger. I was sewing the zip with minimal pins and was just thinking how clever I was as it looked ok and somehow my finger ended up being sewed. It is ok now. I managed to find a Wiggles band aid and we all know they fix everything.
Apparently you can never wear too many hats.


24 comments:

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

LOVE the skirt!! Great job Kate. Thank goodness for wiggles band aids, I don't know how any of us survived without them :) xox

Nell said...

That skirt looks destined to become a favourite. there is something about brown corduroy that screams comfort on those days when nothing else will do!

Andi said...

Beautiful variation on a classic skirt!!
Andi :-)

Kate said...

Love the skirt. When I was at uni I sewed over my finger and the needle broke in my finger and had to be removed in surgery. Lucky you and your Wiggles bandaid.

Mette aka mettuska said...

That skirt is sooo cute! And Evie, too, with the hat =)

tantehilde said...

auch, that must hurt! I remember my mother once sewed in her finger, luckily I 've never done that (so far);
sweet eve with her hats, did she do it herself, or did her sisters help her?

Ahfat said...

Oh gosh.... that's must be really painful, luckily wiggles band aids did the work. The skirt is really interesting.

Stephanie said...

I love corduroy. Cute skirt.

Angie said...

great skirt and a very cute hat model!

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

when you look that good, you can wear as amny hats as you like!!! I love your skirt...nothing like a revamp of an old favourite, they never let you down..

Sarah said...

that skirt is adorable! hehe, love the multi hat wearing :D

Annie said...

great skirt you have a great eye for detail

Chara Michele said...

Love the skirt!

sue said...

Love the skirt Kate, but ouch about sewing your finger. I am sure the Wiggles bandaid did wonders, hehehe. She will certainly keep her head warm wont she, but oh so cute!

Kelly said...

Cute skirt!

katepickle said...

gorgeous skirt!
Glad to hear your finger was aved by the wiggles...

And don't knock the hat thing... it saved my boy from a split head... pity he wasn't wearing them four days later when he ended up with 3 stitches!

Louise said...

Oooh I love that skirt. It is been a plan of mine to make some skirts to wear at the show in Sydney and I haven't yet. Yours is perfect inspiration! I have sewed through my finger once and it was seriously painful so I hope your is ok even though you had the highly beneficial healing powers of a Wiggles bandaid!! Your little Evie is such a sweetie!

Vickan-Pickan said...

Beautiful skirt, and I also want to say Thanks a million for sending me the two patterns I bought on Etsy, so qickly. I've loved both the fish and the elephant for so long and I didn't realize you sold the patterns until the other day when I read your post about copyright. I totally agree.

:) Vickan

Kris said...

Love that skirt. So worth the sewn finger. (Easy for me to say - it wasn't my finger!) Love the printed cord bits!

Sandrine said...

Ouch that would have hurt!!!!Sweet photo of a new way to wear hats!

Novi On The Go said...

Nice splash of color on the skirt, love it! Glad your finger is okay. :) Evie looks so cute!

Black Eyed Susie said...

Ouch. Great skirt though.

I get made to wear Wiggles bandaids on a regular basis when I don't even have any injuries. Great fashion statement I suppose!

sewfunky said...

Loving the skirt... :)

How on earth did you manage to sew your finger?

Rach said...

Your finger? I have done some strange sewing things but never my finger. Of course tomorrow I will.

And no, never enough hats.