Monday, February 8, 2010

a small ruckus...

As a co-worker pointed out, today was the second time I have worn a skirt to work in about 5 years.
But what a skirt it was ! On Saturday Annie and I went to Daylesford to visit The Makers Market. Of course we popped in and visited Lark and I also popped into ThreadNeedle craft and Purls Palace to show off my first completed project for the retreat.
At Purls Palace I was looking at this fabric when Annie suggested it would be a good school skirt. I agreed and then she kind of dared me to not only make a skirt by Monday but to actually wear it !
Hows that !
So off I trotted this morning, in my skirt - it cause a small ruckus in the staffroom I have to say..and even though I felt a bit nekid and breezy I have decided that I can do skirts, and quite obviously I can make them ...(No-one pointed and giggled and said how home made it looked)
So now maybe I am a wearer of skirts.
The skirt is an adaptation of Amy Butler's A line skirt from the Barcelona skirts pattern.
Voila!
(and because I believe in truth in blogging- you have to know there's a good six or eight inches of fatty boombalatta coverage pinned in the back to hold the skirt on the mannequin)

76 comments:

  1. How wonderful! That is the perfect fabric for a skirt :)

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  2. Love the fabric, the skirt and love the boobalatta reference!!! A mannequin complete with moveable fatty boobalatta bits .... that would be handy!

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  3. Who's the winner? Yes you dear Jodie - the skirt was fabulous!

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  4. p.s. even with said Storm Clouds!!

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  5. I like it! Quite the fashionista aren't we.

    Go Annie too.

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  6. gorgeous! i have that fabric in my store but never thought of making a skirt for myself to wear! love it! did the kids love it????

    Corrie:)

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  7. Cute skirt. So did you win the dare? and your prize... a cute, wearable skirt. Was nice to see you again at the Daylesford Makers Market.

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  8. With a print like that, nobody but you and the mannequin will notice the boombalatta coverage! Love it!

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  9. The skirt looks fantastic Jodie. I love that fabric! I am sure the other staff members were just jealous they didnt have such a nice outfit for the day!

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  10. "fatty boombalatta coverage" Oh I love it when you get all technical!! The skirt looks fab because you are that good... oh yes you are!

    So are you going to make any more and wear 'em? Tell 'em it's designer wear!

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  11. Lovely skirt and a great idea that I might try if I ever find fabric like that. Ruckusing is good. Nic

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  12. That skirt is just too darn awesome Jod! It is beckoning me to shave my legs and get funky!

    As for fatty boombalatta (insert side-splitting laughter here!) I always wondered what it was called! Is that the collective noun sweetie?! LOL...

    Have a great week Jodie!
    Love and squishy hugs!
    Vikki xo :-)

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  13. I appreciate the truth in blogging boomba comment- i laughed. its funny you know- i wore a skirt to work one day years ago and have never since, I wear dresses and skirts all the time when not at work but I just felt to weird!! But everyone still remembers that time cath wore a skirt to work.
    i love that fabric!!

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  14. The REAL truth in your blogging is that behind the skirt is a REAL workroom (like mine!), not an immaculate showpiece! What kind of craftsperson wastes time on frivoulous tidying, anyway?

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  15. Sweetest skirt ever! I so love it and you can alway suse a little breezy on the day like today

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  16. What a cool skirt, congrats on making and wearing it. The A line skirt is a winner and suits everyone...

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  17. Almost gorgeous enough to get me into a skirt again. Wear it with pride.

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  18. No wonder you caused a ruckus, that skirt rocks!
    PS - Happy belated birthday wishes. I hope it was fabulouso.

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  19. it certainly is cute, too cute for school me thinks!

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  20. Great fabric! Enjoy feeling the breeze on your luscious legs!!!
    Well done on meeting your challenge,
    Abbe

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  21. Cool skirt! I would never have thought to make a (grown-up's) skirt from that fabric, it looks great!

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  22. I pleased you took 'the dare'! That is a perfect skirt for school. Maybe you can start making skirts with appliqued images of the latest story book in the library - oh wait till it is book week - I cannot wait to se that skirt!

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  23. Clever you!! I keep promising to make myself a skirt but it never happens. That fabric is just perfect too!

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  24. It is dang cute - well worth the stir it caused :-)

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  25. Looove it! do you do mail-order?? (lol)

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  26. Brutally honest. Thanks for that. X E

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  27. I love skirts. I own none. Part of looking good in a skirt is finding a flattering style/fit. I usually end up with my back side looking like a Buick! (big american car) Plus I dislike sewing clothes or I'd have more skirts than my closet could hold...but only if I found the right pattern. LOVE the fabric.

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  28. Oh my - and what a skirt it is! I never wear trousers and very rarely wear jeans so I am always in skirts and dresses :)

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  29. I would totally wear that skirt. In fact I think I would wear it out by overuse. It's great!

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  30. Oh I love it, I would so wear it too! Are you going to show us a pic of it on you?!?

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  31. A new technical term - fatty boombalatta - you amaze me with what you can teach... I love it.

    When I had "sewing" in school (early 60's) I made one with a border print too; I upset the teacher because she wanted plain fabric. I've been a rebel in sewing ever since!

    I haven't worn a skirt in ages and ages, and no matter how cute yours is, nope won't wear them. Dirt roads and camping just don't do skirts any good... LOL
    ~Yvette~

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  32. lol........well I was looking at the waist thinking it was for your dd.........lol.........I have been wearing more skirts lately and I do love wearing them........great skirt and I am sure you will be whipping up some more..........

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  33. What a greeeeeaaaat skirt! I love skirts! And this one is a real treat! Great job, and thanks for sharing.
    WendyBee

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  34. Awww bless!!! Your floor is just like mine ... covered in bits of fabric!!! Love it :o).
    That's a truly fabulous skirt, what fantastic fabric.
    hugs,
    Joy :o)

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  35. I love that skirt, borders are my FAV. That amy pattern is also my most fave. I used it in my first sewing class, and have made many since. None as cute as yours.

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  36. That fabric is absolutely gorgeous! I'd love to have a skirt of that too!

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  37. Jods' your talents never cease to amaze me. Maybe I too, could become a wearer of skirts.....hhhhmm

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  38. Great skirt, bet the kids love it!

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  39. Well Jodie, that is a seriously gorgeous skirt. And I am so relieved that you too have an excess of fatty boombalatta!

    Locket xxx

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  40. That cracked me up. Great skirt - I am a skirt convert this summer, quick and easy to sew and an excuse to buy more fabric!

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  41. that is very funky skirt! The barcelona pattern is awesome to work with - well done!

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  42. I was laughing so hard at the boombalatta reference that my dh had to come see what was so funny. Gorgeous skirt, and great binding around the hem.

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  43. I think that is best skirt I've ever seen!! It's gorgeous.
    I'm a bit the same, I generally tend towards slacks, but when I get around to putting on a skirt I actually like it.

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  44. Gorgeous, gorgeous! You are too clever my dear!

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  45. That skirt is worthy of a BIG ruckus..!!!

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  46. Gorgeous, is it Puti De Pomme, i think Retro Mummy has that fabric for sale in her shop. Too cute & now, you're not an 18" waist?? Love Posie

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  47. hi jodie. it was nice to meet you Saturday at the market. skirt looks rad! I love picture patterns!
    see you

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  48. Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh. This fabric is so super cute. I can totally see you wearing this. If you're going to wear a skirt only twice in 5 years, then it should be
    a) handmade
    b) amazing, fun, quirky, cute fabric.
    Can't wait to see you in some more skirts soon - just make sure you've got on some of your good undies!
    - E xxxx

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  49. So you caused a bit of a rucuss in the staff room... hhmmm, did you wear anything else or just the skirt?? LOL

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  50. Oh how happy does a post with 'fatty boombalatta' in it make me. I am giggling my head off.

    The skirt is so cute. I never wear skirts anymore and I want to get back into them this year.

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  51. love it! its way cute, as is your honesty policy :-)

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  52. That fabric makes a wonderful skirt! What a clever Jodie you are, and I bet your looked gorgeous in it too. x

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  53. I've got a thing for A-line skirts with yummy fabric, in happy colours with a"generous" waist size so you can at least breathe! This baby ticks all the boxes.

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  54. Wow Jodie it's bewdiful. You did make me laugh about the waist and the breeze.

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  55. How's that? It's freaking fabulous, m'dear!

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  56. I love it. You are so clever, can you make me one? I need a good pattern for a skirt, looks like I might have to check out Amy Butlers pattern.
    I want to see you in it at the next crafty get together!

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  57. Jodie, i love wearing skirts and dresses and hardly wear trousers and I love wearing winter skirts and boots too.........perhaps u will get into the swing of it too!!

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  58. That skirt is just so pretty and the fabric is perfect for it.
    Micki

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  59. You two are on a roll with this skirt making, Annis, however, earns extra points for modelling herself!! Gorgeous fabric! I love the selvedge quilt, the thought was there for me, but it was around my big day as well and I think I was lying comatose soemwhere for a month or two there, getting over the trauma! Trcaey

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  60. Oh! That skirt is adorable! I'm going to have to get my little paws on some of that fabric!

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  61. Lovely! Now that you are a wearer of skirts I feel you need to be indoctrinated into a little secret us skirt-wearers only share with the most awesome of our kind. Bloomers. You need bloomers. They are easy to make, and can be as ruffly and lacy or as utilitarian and plain as you like. They keep the "what if the wind blows and you can see my underwear" from being an issue, and they keep legs warm (and thighs from sticking together if it is warm outside). I personally love my bloomers because they are so dang cute peeking out from under a skirt. My favorite pair came from urbanprairiegirl on Etsy.

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  62. Oh very very nice Jodie! Watch out because you may be converted to the dark side and start making all your clothes soon. A line skirts are the BEST - so easy to sew and a great way to show off groovy fabric - and comfy!

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  63. wow it's fantastic! love love love it. Cant wait to see what skirt you make next... perhaps something with a texty/fonty fabric? :o) .. I still need to send you that parcel *is utterly useless*

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  64. Ooooh Jodie - GORGEOUS skirtage!!! Not surprised you caused some staffroom ruckus with that fab creation. Have to say though, I'm just giggling at the thought of the bustle going on on your mannequin - just the same as mine would...if I had a mannequin.....I certainly have the bustle bit sorted ;)

    xxx

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Hellloooooo !!!!