Monday, February 10, 2014

Snow Skipping


Oh my, what a time we've had the last few days! Portland received a rare snow storm; landing us with a foot of snow on the ground. Schools and offices shut down (since we only get heavy snow every few years, the city does not have the resources to clean it up and so things tend to shut down). So there was snowflake tasting, sledding, games, hot cocoa and nights by the fire. Schools should be back tomorrow and I can clean up the house after days of cabin fever. It has become a bit sloppy in these parts.

I did manage the smallest bit of sewing though. It was one of those things, you know, suddenly receiving inspiration from a good gawk at the internets. I happened to stumble upon this from Vicky Meyers Creations. She has made a really lovely version of my Skipping Skirt pattern from my book. I always love seeing what people have made from any of my patterns, what a joy! I remember creating this simple skirt pattern and it making me so happy. It really is simple sewing with endless possibility. So I was inspired by Vicky's version, to make a new one for my girl using whatever scraps I had on hand. Then a very bright and cheerful (ooh shocker!) Skipping Skirt was born.



Because the pattern is so quick sticks to put together, I spent a good old time embellishing some of the panels. All sort of willy-nilly and a little bit silly.


Thanks to Vicky for the inspiration to make this skirt. Added bonus; this skirt can be used to signal rescue teams in blizzards!

I also worked out a very easy modification to make this pattern into adult size. I simply added an inch in width and a few inches in length to each panel/pattern piece. As my daughter says, "Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!" I might make mine from slightly less wild fabrics, but only very slightly less.

I hope that wherever you are, whatever the weather, that you are safe and sound.

P.S. It looks like The Stitched Journal Project is off to a rollicking start! If you have sent me a message with your email, I will be sending out a welcome note very soon.  I'll have a follow up post later this week as well. Hooray!

12 comments:

Chris Gilliland said...

It's fun to see the flurry of creative work! Inspiring for those of us with no skills.

Sherri B. said...

Oh, I can just see Pony Girl running like the wind in her pretty pink, skipping skirt helping her along.. happy, happy :)

Lindsay McCoy said...

Love it! So bright and colorful. Makes me long for spring.

Flaming Nora said...

Hurrah! started planning my journal last night. Happy snow days may they last a while yet. Stay warm and toasty.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

brilliant skirt...looking forward to seeing the 'mum' version! :)
V x

Jan Horst said...

Your skirt is Beautiful,! Jan Horst

Jan Horst said...

Your skirt is beautiful and so very creative!

Vicky Myers said...

It looks great. I LOVE the embellishments - best not show my daughter!! Did offer to make her another one in various teal colours which I think would look gorgeous NO red it has to be!! Thanks for the mention:)

june at noon said...

I think those fabrics are just right for a wintery day, brightens everything right up!

Claire Potts said...

I finished making my daughter one of these skirts from your book last night! She loves it. Thank you.

sustainablemum said...

I made one of these last year for my daughter, she loves it and so do I, might have to make one for myself too!

Laura C. said...

Happy skirt!