Thursday, June 12, 2008

The fabric made me do it

Oh hello there. How are you? Me, well, I'm in procrastination mode. I really should be working on a lot of things. Things such as "work" work (clears throat wanting to say so much about this but, you know, this is a rather public place isn't it?) creative projects I've (happily) committed myself to, catching up on e-mails and phone calls, finishing my mini wardrobe challenge, cleaning out my closet, planning my vacation in two months, hemming those pants that have needed hemming for far too long, making that father's day present I decided to make since I'm on a roll with handmade gifts this year anyways, getting my life in order. You know, those sorts of things.


But this fabric kept staring at me. Then it started screaming at me. Finally I could stand it no longer. I put all of those things aside and made this skirt. I love it so much I think you should make it too.

Pattern: McCalls 5430

Fabric: Brown Zebra Print from Jennifer Paganelli Mod Girls Sis Boom

21 comments:

emily said...

loves it!!!

Philigry said...

oh, i love it. this turned out so nice!

Katie Jean said...

soo cute! You're going to have to show me in person when I get back from my trip!

kathryn said...

glad you listened to that fabric--that skirt is absolutely wonderful! (and i think i may make it too!)

Wendy said...

Very nice! I think I may go hunt that pattern down as well :) Great fabric...

TerriW said...

I really love how this turned out! What a fantastic use of that fabric. I am going to check out that pattern tomorrow. Thanks for the tip.

loopylulu said...

Great fabric. Normally I'm not a fan of the zebra but I concur that the way this print is done is just fabulous.

Geek+Nerd said...

Looks great! Nice work :)

Brotankhamen said...

now let's get back to the vacation planning!

lucky knitter said...

The skirt is beautiful! Very cute for summer.

Jen said...

Your skirt is great I love the material

Robyn said...

Wow, I love it! Which version in the McCalls pattern did you use - A, B, or C? Looks like B? I might have to make one, too, as per your sound advice :-)

Kathy said...

Wow, this is amazing! I love it.

Collins said...

This looks so cute on you. The fabric is great. This is my favorite skirt pattern I have made. I made it for my sister, and I have one cut out for myself.

Life According to Me said...

very cool! And I liked what you said about hemming those pants...I have several pairs of pants that need to be hemmed and still haven't done it. :P

Regina said...

Great skirt! I can see how you would have to stop everything to make it! Wish I had that problem. I've promised myself to have one thing made by Friday!

Lil D said...

That's a great skirt. I'll have to keep an eye out for that pattern.

Anonymous said...

That is a very chique skirt. Very stylish. So trendy and modern.
Good work once again. And on the shark towel too.
Su Mama

katherine h said...

Fab skirt!

Stephanie said...

Thank you all so much!

said...

WOW!! That is gorgeous! That fabric would scream at me too :)