Aug 28, 2015

Newfangled Skirt


my friend, Elaine
gave me some beautiful fabric
remnants


i think this is a mix of cotton and silk
so soft and yummy


i cut it this way and that
hoping to piece together a skirt

wanting to hand stitch with thick thread

using no zipper
made it loose enough to slide on 
and cinch up with a belt

It was a wonderful project
for these ongoing smokey days
due to SO many fires 

it is said the fires will not go out 
until the snow arrives
and 
quenches their thirst
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often my road looks like this:


now it is looking like this:

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20 comments:

  1. The fabric looks very nice, think you're going to enjoy wearing that skirt it looks very comfy.

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  2. I love this skirt!

    I'm always interested in weather! Thank you!!

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  3. Gorgeous fabric Tammie, it looks great. Keeping everything crossed for rain so the fires will go out.x

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  4. That's lovely fabric! X

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  5. That is a gorgeous skirt. I hope the fires extinguish soon!

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  6. Tammy I love your skirt and the belt hoops and the belt! The fabric is just luscious. It almost looks handwoven. I can see it with any sweater or button down shirt. Great wear for Autumn and winter!

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    1. fun to consider your top ideas with this skirt, thank you. i think you are right.

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  7. Sorry about the smoke, but you have used the time well, your skirt is fantastic, well done and enjoy wearing it! Hugs, Valerie

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  8. Love the colour and the pattern of your new skirt :)
    You really did that by hand??? Gosh...
    I'm so sorry you have to keep going through all
    that smoke. Is there any forest left ? I guess, after
    all those weeks, that there is not much left :(

    Wish you a beautiful weekend afterall!

    Möwe

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    1. i would say half of it was by hand, stitched some with the machine for longevity sake.

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  9. Ha Tammie,
    you are handy with a needle and thread ..
    your skirt is beautiful become wonderful fabric!
    Now another picture, Tammie in her homemade new skirt.

    Ha Tammie,
    je bent ook handig met naald en draad..
    je rok is mooi geworden prachtige stof!
    Nu nog een foto,Tammie in haar eigen gemaakte nieuwe rok.
    Wens je een mooie week!
    groetjes Christiene....
    Wish you a nice week!
    Greetings Christiene ....

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  10. Ha Tammie,
    you are handy with a needle and thread ..
    your skirt is beautiful become wonderful fabric!
    Now another picture, Tammie in her homemade new skirt.
    Wish you a nice week!
    Greetings Christiene ....

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  11. Wow -- those photos really tell the story of your once blue skies. The skirt is beautiful. I am a tad envious of those who sew so well! The fabrics are beautiful -- a wonderful combo. VERY nice!

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  12. Thank you all for your lovely messages on the skirt and care over our fires. It is pretty intense. We will all be hoping for an early winter.

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  13. Beautiful fabric and such a lovely skirt you created from it! That's terrible how there's so much smoke in the sky. I hope it'll start raining soon, it's such a shame the forests going up in flames ....

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  14. That is a truly lovely fabric and the belt matches it perfectly.
    I fear for all the creatures in the forests and the birds, that's heart-breaking.

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  15. I love love love your skirt!! I have been thinking about making myself a new skirt and now I want to get to it sooner.

    Hope these fires burn themselves out before the snow. So many homes lost, so many trees. You've view is so beautiful. Hopefully you are far enough away from the flames. xx

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  16. I look forward to seeing your skirt moongirl!

    everyone, thank you for your caring words and lovely messages.
    today we had lovely air due to wind and rain. Yea.
    But the wind does stoke the fires.... i will take the break we were given.

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  17. What a lovely skirt and it looks really comfortable.
    Such a difference in those two views - it seems such a shame. Keep safe.

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  18. Wow, that IS gorgeous fabric. I love the skirt you made. It's really beautiful, and what a great contrasting pattern on the hem!

    So awful about the fires. I hope this is not the new normal. Take care. xoxo

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