This particular skirt comes to us through space and time from about 5 years ago (holy crap) when I was working at a fabric store for the summer. Needless to say a fair portion of what they paid me went right back into the store, but, seriously, first dibs and SOCK MONKEYS!!!
This is a self drafted pencil -- there wasn't much too it - I sewed up the back to make a tube and then started putting darts all around the top along the edges of the squares (now trapezoids)
I loved it - wore it all summer, and then went to grad school where it wasn't quite the thing. (We're not talking fashion faux pas or anything like that -- its just that I spent a lot of time crawling under tables and lying on floors fixing things)
Anyhow, I was going through things this evening, spotted it, tried it on, and found there was a huge tear up the side - next to, but not actually on the seam, thus preventing me from fixing it properly. (I suppose I could patch it from the inside... hrmmmm......) Anyhow its looking like its days as a skirt are numbered, but I'm not sure what to do with it. The fabric is just so insane that I fear anything cute. As a tight pencil its so absurd it works... but I just don't know where else it can go. Any ideas? (Thank you to the members of the peanut gallery who said 'hi' the other day... now I don't really think the all rest are spam bots, so I will assume you are shy/fear ducks/can't be bothered to log in. Its okay. I love you anyway. Especially with garlic sauce.)
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And then, mostly for my own amusement -- I think this is my favorite of the series. Why? Why not. Its 2, I'm up, so you get grammar posters.
Hmmm...how about a bag? But a posh one with leather handles and hardware so you get that cool juxtaposition?ReplyDelete
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bah, spelling and blogger. see the comment below.Delete
interesting -- or as a fun lining to something serious. My work bag has multi-colored stars.....ReplyDelete
Ok, so this would have gone over SO well in my lab... seriously, sock monkeys are second only to the little plastic dinosaur toys around here. And I think the dinosaur toys are mandatory for palaeontology labs...ReplyDelete
I like it as the lining for something serious. Although personally I'd be trying to come up with a way to save it as a skirt. Like put in a solid-coloured inset along the one side where the rip is, or something.
little dino toys do sound about right -- except for the hipster palaentologists who were only into them when they were underground.Delete
I crack me up ;)
Do you have enough fabric to make a tank top or fitted tee? I ADORE the fabric - it's pretty spectacular! And please share where you got the sock monkey slippers - I think I need some for my feet :)ReplyDelete
thanks! and I got them at target a few years ago, but they were made by Nick & Nora -- I didn't see the exact pair, but they have a adult sized onezie with sock monkey feet http://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=nick+and+nora&category=0%7CAll%7Cmatchallany%7Call+categoriesDelete