Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Picnic Gingham Skirt


My latest sewing project:  a half-circle skirt in red picnic gingham! It's a little kitschy, a little flashy, and I LOVE it.


I dreamed up the postage stamp patches one April night just before sleep - to work in a little color play, a little patchwork reference, and to keep the skirt out of tablecloth and square dance territories.



I lined it with old muslin curtains and added a deep sideseam pocket (these elements were not in the commercial pattern - I'm so proud of myself!).


My picnic gingham skirt is so lightweight and floaty and bright that it's going to be my Summer 2011 Signature Skirt (I made up that label just now).

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17 comments:

ThyHandHathProvided said...

Lovely, with a little spice. Just like you, I imagine:-).

Rebecca said...

A+++

Tracy said...

Very pretty! I like the addition of the patchwork, and I'm sure you appreciate the pockets.

I tried to get you a link to the Food in jars, and couldn't come up with one. Perhaps have your husband go to their page, and scroll back to the day of your post on their Facebook page.

Beloved's Bride said...

Cute! It looks very comfortable.

Jane said...

How cute is that?! Love the little patches too. You're very clever!

TessaDiane said...

Just lovely!!

BLD in MT said...

Oooooh, I absolutely adore it! Those tiny patches are wonderful and any skirt with pockets wins in my book even when it doesn't look nearly so delightful as this one! Good work.

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

Love, love, love it!!! So cute... and the little postage stamp patches are perfect. You should be very proud of yourself. Happy picnicking!

Carol A.Bender said...

Wow, I love it! You are very clever.

Crystal said...

You rock!

Eva Girl said...

It's perfectly lovely! Beautifully done and so flattering ; )

Laura said...

It looks like a summer special! Love it!

Jennifer Jo said...

I like it!

jacinta @ modelmumma said...

Woo that skirt looks fab. What a cool idea with the little patches. love it!
And congrats on the p/t job. Hope it continues well and perhaps opens new doors too! xo

Polly said...

This looks so fresh and fun--the perfect summer skirt. I really love it!!

Lisa said...

Oh, what a lovely skirt!! And the patches - you are clever.

Anonymous said...

I found your skirt by just searching for "red gingham skirt". I'm working on my own, and now I'm terribly sad that my gingham check isn't big enough to put "postage stamps" on. Maybe I'll have to do two :)

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