Monday, August 08, 2005

Spunky Summer Skirt

Deb is making a new skirt. (Not me, Deb... and not DebR and not DebRoby... Deb Spincic.) You can read about her thrifty creative goodness here. So, of course, this has reminded me of my own personal skirt saga.

I saw this article in Threads magazine at the library several weeks ago. Quick, go look at the link then come back to read the rest of the post. Go ahead, I'll wait.

I know!!!! Isn't it cutest thing? I am so in love with it. In fact, when I was at the library, I wrote down all the directions in my little journal. (I didn't think it would be right to make copies. You know the whole copy right question. Plus I didn't have change and didn't want to drag my kids to the copy room anyway.)

Then later in the day I rushed straight to Joann's to buy fabric to make this skirt. And I totally struck out. Not surprisingly really, I mean... it's Joann's. They had all their fall stuff out. (Because when it's still in the 90's I want to make a woven blazer? Not. Actually, I don't ever want to make a woven blazer.) Not a single piece of interesting, flouncy, drapey fabric in the whole place. And certainly not several pieces that I could have coordinated to make the skirt.

So I'm stuck with the same old one summer skirt that I bought back in April and have worn for every "dress up" occasion since then. You may remember it from the whole Meet The Artists fashion show.

I do think this is pretty cute. And cheap.

And it would be fun to have something new to wear when Jeff and I go out for our big 13th anniversary date, but there isn't really time to order... and I'd have to have it delivered to Grandma's house since we're on our way there. Blah blah blah...

Really what I want is to make the cute Threads skirt. Boo Hoo.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just came back from JoAnns and was amazed at what was in the clearance section. LOTs of batiks, cottons, etc. You might want to take another look. Hope you find something you like.

Joanna said...

I hope that after you move you will come visit me and we can go fabric shopping FOR REAL. You will have a fit at all the millions and millions of bolts of fabric, they spill out on the the street. And of course we can get fresh mangos and sprinkle them with salt, lime and crushed red pepper.

Next time we go downtown, I'll take pictures. You won't beleive your eyes.

Mrs. Mel said...

Yes I was at two Joann's yesterday and had three or four bolts of goodness for $4, $3,and $2 a yard. Your local store may just be repricing in the back room and I'll bet you will find oodles of linen/rayon or poly that flounces.
I didn't buy anything, having to admit the recent closet crash pulled me back to reality.

Debra Spincic said...

Last week I picked up 4 very cute cotton skirts at Dress Barn for $12.50 each. They have pleats, ribbons, piping, trims, pockets, invisible zippers--all features you would expect on more expensive skirts. I figure at that price I won't mind cutting them up later for quilts!

Susan said...

I just saw on your profile that you like the Lorax, so I thought I'd share something I saw the other day...

They are doing some trimming and some outright logging near a wetland I often drive by, and, in passing the other day, I saw that someone had put up, about every 100 yards, a picture of the lorax, and, in front of the denuded bit, the "I speak for the trees" line.

I love living in Vermont. All this for a clearcut the size of an urban homelot! Hurray!

I do hope they don't do more - I sometimes almost get into accidents there, looking for great blue herons in the wetland...

Sonji Hunt said...

I must admit that I am enthralled with the Old Navy gypsy looking skirts. I haven't bought one, especially since I could make one. Plus, I want to make something cool, too Deborah. I suppose we have to make our summer gear in the winter. You'd think someone would make our dream skirts FOR us.