Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Circle Skirt and a Knit-Along

Some time ago I posted about Casey's circle skirt sew along.  I had long planned to participate- but I never got around to finding the fabric I really wanted, and so I resigned myself to not doing it.
Then one day, I realized I had some fabric in my stash that was more than enough to make a circle skirt.  And of course I was in desperate need of some separates.
So I cut out the skirt.  I was not finished in time for Casey's initial circle skirt party- but this time I made it :)
I never did get a petticoat made though (although I did take a good look at some 50's crinolines today for inspiration!).
 The skirt- starched, but sans petticoat.  I used the rolled hem finish, which I am quite impressed with!

And of course, the obligatory twirling picture!  It is a very comfy skirt to wear- and I daresay I was better dressed than most today ;) although my daughter said she looked fabulous in her jeans, t-shirt and brand new boots :p
The skirt is made from cotton, a floral I saw and liked because of it's retro feel.

Now the sew-along is over, I added myself to a knit-along!  (I did say I needed separates!).  This time it is for the 3 hour sweater, and is hosted over at Twila Jean's blog.  You can read about it here and here.
I have made this one before, and I think posted about it, but was not entirely happy with my yarn choice.  I liked the colour, but it ended up too floppy- so this time I chose the equally cheap, but a little sturdier Lion Brand Wool-Ease.  I was loath to make it in actual wool, because I worry I might get too hot- plus I have my Quick knit 1940's Style Sweater on the needles too. 
I am already making some modifications to the 3 hour sweater though- I am knitting it in the round (bottom up) at least to the arms.

And I am knitting it in red- a beautiful shade called cranberry.  We'll see how it goes!


  1. I love your skirt! Absolutely beaufiful!

  2. Beautiful! I love the shoes too. It really looks great on you. I also really love the color yarn you picked. That is really going to look good with your coloring.

  3. Love the skirt. I am a tad upset that whenever I see a fabric that I really like, I see it referred to as "retro." ;-) Makes me feel old.

  4. MOMof3Girls: Thanks!
    Jill: Thank you :) The shoes I have had for a while now! And the yarn is lovely in person too.
    KathyJo: Well in this case, the retro was deliberate because I was going to make a 1940's style dress from it :D
    So think of retro as a new fashion statement ;)

  5. That is a beautiful skirt. Twirly ones are the best. I think you need to take it dancing!

    Peace and Laughter!

  6. Thank :) It does need some twirly time ;)

  7. Pour la culture des hommes colombiens indigènes, originaux et locaux devraient porter des jupes, comme Guambianos indigènes, ils ont utilisé même une jupe bleu au genou.
    Traditionnellement, les hommes ont toujours porté des jupes; Il ya seulement 300 années qui les ont forcés à porter des pantalons.
    Les pantalons sont le vêtement moins approprié pour un homme; les dossiers de boxeur (ou sous-vêtements), sert une attelle sur les organes génitaux,
    Traditionnellement, les hommes ont toujours porté des jupes; Il ya seulement 300 années qui les ont forcés à porter des pantalons.
    Les pantalons sont le vêtement moins approprié pour un homme; les dossiers de boxeur, agit comme une attelle sur les organes génitaux (propitiatoire dysfonctionnement et handicapées), la couture centrale du pantalon abusé, meurtri et mal à l'aise tout le temps les organes génitaux; sangle ou actes de ceinture comme un garrot, et oblige le cœur à pomper le sang plus d'efforts (pour surmonter la contraction rend le garrot), et une mauvaise irrigation sanguine affecte: le système digestif, le système urinaire, l'appareil joueur. En plus de l'utilisation de pantalons homme a fini d'uriner debout qui est totalement contre nature. Jupes et robes avec des jupes pour les hommes sont suprême esprit sain, convivial et confortable. Les pantalons, sous-vêtements ensemble, la couture centrale du pantalon, et la ceinture ou à la ceinture, font la promotion de maladies modernes des hommes: l'impuissance, l'infertilité, problèmes de prostate et testicules POSSIBLE DE CANCER.
    Aucune partie du corps masculin sont maltraitées plus que les organes génitaux.
    Pour de meilleurs jupes ou des robes santé et l'usure de confort avec la jupe


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