Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Patchwork Skirt

Weeks ago (probably months ago, but I don't want to check or admit how long it's really been) I bought some fat quarters of Anna Maria Horner's Loulouthi line.  It was beautiful like all of her fabric.  I used two of the fat quarters to create my Hourglass Pillow, and then I've just been staring at the other fat quarters trying to decide what to make with them.

Sometime during the Christmas madness, I decided that I wanted to see the fabrics all together in another patchwork skirt for Grace.  The pattern was in a past Stitch magazine.  I laid the fat quarters on my washing machine and matched other fabrics I owned with them and dreamt of when I'd have time to actually sew the skirt.  I even took the fabric with me to my house in the South but never touched it.

Finally last week while both my older kids were at school I started this skirt.  Three days later it was complete.  (I'm moving slower these days, but I'm not complaining.  I'm just so grateful that I can find any time to sew.)

As always I love how Anna Maria Horner's fabric comes together.  I *heart* all of her fabric!

Grace kept me laughing during this photo shoot.  She was having a love affair with her little Love Jar.  I asked her to put the jar down a couple of times, but she insisted the pictures would be better with it in her hands.

I was having a love affair with the blue wall.  I drive past this blue building multiple times a day, and every time I do I mentally remind myself that I need to use it for a photo shoot.  Don't be surprised if you see it again.

Now I just have one more skirt to complete.  It's only been since before Christmas that I felt as though Grace's wardrobe was lacking some handmade love.  Two skirts down, one more to go, and then I have to tackle this Oliver & S dress.  I have the pattern pieces drafted and the fabric picked out.  Now I just need to "screw my courage to the sticking place" and go for it!


Annee said...

I love it so much!! And the blue background. Way to go!!

Is the jean jacket a recent find? My girls want one.

Liz said...

The jean jacket came from Old Navy at the beginning of the school year. It's been a really nice staple to the wardrobe. Maybe they still have some??

Ellison said...

Love the skirt and would love to make it for my girls! Any chance you can tell me which issue of Stitch Magazine the pattern came from? Or, can you tell me how to get a copy of the pattern? Look forward to hearing from you.

Liz said...

Hi Ellison! I got the pattern from the April 2009 Stitch Magazine. From the google searching I did the magazine is out of stock.

However, the author of the pattern is Chelsea Andersen. She sells a line of patterns called Pink Fig Patterns. You can find the patterns here

There are a couple of skirt patterns that are very similar to the patchwork skirt I made.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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