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September 30, 2012

STREAMERS, BALLOONS, NOISEMAKERS ALL HELP MAKE THE SKIRT CARNIVAL MORE LIVELY...


 ... I can just close my eyes and see the Carnival parade - can't you???  The people lined streets, all the noise, and float after float after float slowly rolling on by.  Carnival parades always produce such anticipation and excitement, and my parade is no different.

I'm always sooooo excited to at the first signs of a finished project.  The signs that say you've once again taken a one dimensional piece of fabric and successfully turned it in a three dimensional design that you can wear to work (as well as other places) proudly.  One of the first signs is when I start searching around for all the pattern pieces then tuck them (as neatly as I can) back in their own little envelope for safe keeping.
VOGUE 7937
This pattern was cut last week on NEW PROJECT SUNDAY.  Of course I thought I'd finish it in just a couple of days.  Well that couple of days turned into a full week with me finishing the skirt only about a hour ago.  I'd made this skirt before (VIEW A/B) using a chocolate faux suede upholstery fabric (50% off) from Hancock's.  I love that skirt, and decided that I wanted another just like it in pewter gray.  Come to think about it, a black one would be cute too - maybe next Fall.  I actually purchased this fabric last fall but didn't get to make it up then.  Better late than never - right?

Tab with button attached to side front panel

Close up of topstitching detail where I used a double threaded single needle

The skirt carnival to date


All skirts to be worn as soon as temps drop just a little more.  I'm planning an entire week of skirts when the time is right, and I'll be sure to take plenty of pictures.   Mmmmm now where do I go from here?  I've got a couple of really nice print ponte knit pieces that I purchased for skirt, and I'm thinking I might try the Magic Pencil Skirt Pattern once again.  We'll see - after all it is "NEW PROJECT SUNDAY".....

16 comments:

  1. Ooh I just love the SKIRT CARNIVAL! Love the skirts you made so far and can't wait to see what comes next!

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  2. Well done, Faye, they all look lovely. I've sewn with faux suede upholstery fabric (and have a piece ready to cut at the moment) but I've never been entirely happy with the results, but yours seems to have none of the issues mine did.

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  3. I love this skirt! I can't wait to see it on you.

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  4. Another very cute skirt, Faye.

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  5. I love the tab detail! Aww. I want in on the fun! Got any more room for a side show? LOL

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  6. That's really cute! Love that tab at the waistline. Hooray for carnival!

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  7. Another great skirt! I really like the look of the faux suede.

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  8. This skirt looks so chic! I love the button tab detail and the texture of the fabric.

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  9. I love tabs!! Another great skirt, Faye.

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  10. I love that skirt with the tabs! What a great detail. The topstitching is impeccable.

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  11. I love little details like those tabs. That skirt looks terrific.

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  12. This is a cute and stylish style. It's really eye catching.

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  13. I love this skirt too! Another great addition to your Carnival Collection! What a great idea it use Upholstery fabric! I never would have thought of that. Do you have to dry clean your skirts only or can you wash them? Especially the faux suede ones.

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  14. You really whipped up a storm with that pattern. How nice to be starting off fall with so many cute skirts!

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  15. Faye,
    I love the skirts too. The one with the tabs is so cute & stylish. The title, Carnival of Skirts sounds fun! Lol

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  16. You have a nice little "side show" going on. Cute skirts.

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