Thursday, February 07, 2008

Saving a Skirt

Last year I made a wool skirt out of charcoal flannel: useful if not thrilling. When I pulled it out of the closet this fall, I found a moth hole smack dab in the middle of the bottom front. Bummer, before inspiration descended . . .


a curved row of tonal freehand flowers sewn on by machine in "artistically messy" fashion. Works for me!

20 comments:

Emma said...

Beautiful, Anna!

Anonymous said...

Anna, as always, you found a way to create loveliness. Desert Lady

Elizabeth Joy said...

I think your skirt is better then ever. I love long wool skirts now. They are elegant simplicity that lovely on most ladies. Your flowers really are really nice touches.

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

What a beautiful skirt! I am very impressed with your creativity.

Remember : Necessity is the mother of invention!

Amanda

Melissa said...

Perfect!!

Rebecca said...

Anna,
Would you mind if I posted a picture and a link to your blog from my Dress Parade (http://dressparade.blogspot.com)?
I "collect" skirts and applaud women who aspire to frugality and femininity in fashion.
Blessings,
Rebecca Newton

Anna said...

Rebecca, you would be welcome!

Julian said...

sew pretty!
Christina

Kelly said...

I love this skirt! What a perfect touch!

kelly

Jacran Cottage said...

Very clever! And it looks beautiful too!

Bethgem said...

And just think how it saved you like $180 buying a similar one at Boden.

Awesome job.

Baleboosteh said...

Perfectly lovely!

mom huebert said...

Great idea!

eleanor joyce said...

just gorgeous!

Heather said...

Hi Anna,

This is the first time I have visited your site and I LOVE it! I have a question for you....

It says all photo's (unless otherwise noted) belong to Giles. Is Giles your 16 year old son? If so....God has given him an amazing eye. The pictures on your site are absolutely beautiful. I found myself staring at every detail. What a gift! What a blessing!

Thanks for letting me visit. I will be glancing often:)

Blessings to you and your family!

Rhoto said...

What a beautiful idea! Your skirt is prettier than ever!! And, you can feel good about rescuing it, eh!
Soft hug,
Rhonda in Montreal

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! What pattern did you use?

Lynn

Amy said...

Simply lovely! I think it looks even prettier now, personally. :-)

Anonymous said...

Anna, I love your blog and love your ideas for loveliness! I was wondering how you keep your figure while cooking such nice things for your family? Thank you!

Elaine said...

I love the skirt. Did you use a pattern?

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