Happy St. Patrick's Day! Have you been pinched yet? I have a bunch of little munchkins around here with a bunch of little pinchers, so I rolled out of bed to find anything green to adorn. ;)
I have lots of mottos. Like, When all else fails, sneak into the closet and eat the rest of the girl scout cookies before anyone catches you. Or, If worse comes to worse, just sprinkle cheese or glitter on it, depending on the appropriateness of the situation. I should write a book. A book of mottos by Katy Dill.
My latest motto is, When in doubt, make a circle skirt. Obviously there was no doubt here. Pencil all the way. Actually, I bought this fabric with the intent to make a circle skirt, but as I began the beading (before I cut it out) I realized that it's just really heavy fabric. I'd be sweating and weighted down trying to manage the whole 2 yards of it.
I bought it at an upholstery shop that was changing locations for a nice discount. I kind of get giddy with home dec fabrics. Just ask...well, you could ask Drummer, because he's usually the one with me, but I'm sure my mom and my sister could vouch for such giddiness.I had planned to bead every single moth (butterfly?), but after several hours on one, I figured I probably just ought to sew it up and maybe work on it a bug at a time, here and there (read: probably never). But I do like those googley eyes staring up at me.
I have very few pencil skirts in my wardrobe because they take so much more fitting than a circle skirt. I am not symmetrical, so it's not a case of taking my measurements and sewing something up. In fact, my waist and hip measurements are 2 sizes apart, so it's always a guess as to how a pattern is going to fit. More information that you probably wanted to know. ;)Oh, and there's a backside, too. This is my did you get a picture yet? look. I didn't match the side seams because the repeat in the pattern was about every yard, but I did match the back seam. You know. In case anyone looks. ;)
W is for WOW! You'll have to wear that on our trip to the Big Apple!ReplyDelete
I think it looks very pretty on you. The pencill skirt doesn't fit me like that. Love the fabric to. Very nice.ReplyDelete
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this is great fabric for a pencil skirt. love it and the belt too.ReplyDelete
I want to go shopping with you! Great find and the beading is beautiful. Speaking of beading, Elena has already pulled the beads off one leaf on that "textured tee" I made her. :-(ReplyDelete
This is definitely a wow project. It's beautiful!ReplyDelete
I'm going to add a big old WOWEE! This is outstanding. I love it. Wear it with happiness.ReplyDelete
LOVE this! So cute. Very Anthro-looking. :-)ReplyDelete
Love this skirt, great fabric.ReplyDelete
I believe real artist love colors. real happy artists with meaning lives I mean. I need to figure out why I don't see colors in my life, black white grey and navy.. it might have something to do with my country's history or even communist maybe. haha , I am just haha-ing silently, Katy. Miss linking with you . I've been busy and aimless a bit. I wonder what do I need to do to let you feature me............ReplyDelete
You are so beautiful! Love the skirt and wowza...I can't believe you beaded all that. Oh wait...yes I can. You are Katy Dill! You are awesome!ReplyDelete
No big dillus! hehehe! :)ReplyDelete
Be still my heart....I bow down. This is crazy goodness. Thank you for sewing it!ReplyDelete
Totally got pinched in my PJ's this morning, by my kids!ReplyDelete
Oh so beautiful! I feel ya on the whole size thing! My hips are 10-12 waist 14-16 and bust is 20-22! Try tofit that with a single pattern! I miss my Mom she used to fit me right up!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous!!! Wow. You're amazing.ReplyDelete
I love those beautiful wings! And you look fantastic in it. The beading is incredible.ReplyDelete
You never cease to amaze me! Your skirt is beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
This skirt is so beautiful, and your beading work is absolutely amazing! LOVE!ReplyDelete