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i realize i’m crashing my own party here, but while i’ve been doing a lot of posting this week, there hasn’t been a ton of sewing.  i’m actually in the middle of a fairly significant quilting project, and with all the mind numbing meditative cutting and measuring, i was itching to just sew something quick and satisfying.  i have a couple of cut projects out in my craft room for emergencies such as these, and a day or two ago, picked up the remainder of the totally luscious jersey stripe i used for this shirt.

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i had hoped to have enough leftover to make something for myself…like a full length robe, or a set of sheets, so i could wrap my body in it forever.  unfortunately, all i could squeeze out of the remainder was a skirt for bean, which i cut out weeks ago from this *free* figgy’s pattern.  everyone ought to know how to draft a good circle skirt, no?  doesn’t it look FUN?!

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anyway, over the past week i’ve been desperately trying to hunt down my old order from girl charlee to figure out what the fabric was so i can order more to mummify myself, and maybe also make myself an equally awesome skirt as this one.  after scanning through their expansive selection of striped knits, i concluded they must no longer carry it.  happily, when i contacted customer service, i learned that it just looks different in person, and is still fully stocked.

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as i was scouring their website and blog, i read about skirt week 2013, which ends its two week run in just a few short hours.  and imagine that, i just made a skirt.  the action shot setting on my new camera that takes roughly 800 photos/second did make it hard to choose just one to post in the flickr pool (above are some outtakes), but luckily i have a blog where i can dump a gratuitous amount of very similar looking photos.

this isn’t the one i used for the flickr pool, but i think it’s my favorite.  just makes me think of summer.

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anyhow, tomorrow we will return to regular programming with a few more geraniums–maybe this was a welcome break.  until then…IMG_0681

2 Comments on skirt week 2013, a late submission

    • thanks for visiting, van! girl charlee is my number one source for knits. love this fabric in particular and will next be making it into a skirt for myself :)

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