Friday, July 11, 2008

Hanging Out Under a Tree In the Dappled Sunlight

In case you haven't already figured it out, I am a cheapskate when it comes to buying fabrics (and a lot of other things, to be honest). So for me, the fabric for this skirt was a departure. It wasn't on clearance. It wasn't handed down from my mom. It wasn't even from the thrift shop. Is it any surprise, however, that I used 40% off coupons to buy it?

I used Burda 8090, the same pattern I used for this refashion. This is my go-to pattern, when I want something different, but still very, very simple.

The fabrics are from Alexander Henry. The body of the skirt is called "Kalahari," and the band is "Kumasi Disc."

Of course, I did a little dance of happiness when I realized I had enough of the trim fabric to make my facings!

Whenever I use a Burda pattern, I am amazed by how well everything matches up. The $1.00 patterns are hard to resist, but I need to pay more attention to the Burdas!


petozi Design said...

Hello, Your skirt is very chic, inside and outside. I love the combination of the 2 fabrics.
Greetings from Germany

Darling Petunia said...

Thank you, Petra! I wish I had a pair of YELLOW shoes to wear with it!

Anonymous said...

FABULOUS!! I love the print.