Sunday, February 8, 2009

My Funny Valentine (Skirt)

So I'm not doing a whole lot of creating lately. Instead I've been digging and sorting and culling and organizing and...well, not so much cleaning, but tidying and donating and...wait! I guess I have been creating after all. More on that later in the week.

In the midst of all this nonsense, I cracked open my Bin of Very Special Fabrics. You know...the ones I'll never use? The ones I occasionally look through, exclaim over, and pat gently.



The ZOO! With little Madeline-esque girls holding balloons! Fairy tale animals reading storybooks! Lipsticks! Chocolate!




Okay, enough. The point is, there was one piece in there that wasn't vintage. It's really cute and has a vintage print, but it didn't belong in there. No matter how corny the jokes or cute the kittens.



It was the early Nineties when I bought this fabric, when novelty vests were the height of fashion. I'm sure Tim Gunn wouldn't approve of a novelty skirt, either, but too bad. I'll be happy to throw it out if he wants to give me a $5000 wardrobe.


At least it's a good length and flattering shape, Tim. I know, I know--too much black. I look like a mime.

12 comments:

Jesica said...

I love it - it's so cute!

k. said...

Theres never too much black!

The skirt looks lovely. Love the other prints too.

Laine said...

I have some mouse printed fabric that was destined to be a similar novelty printed vest in the early 90s. Vest never got made and I still have the fabric. I decided its too loud to even cover my ironing board, so I have no clue what to do with it. nice job using your fabric, its a cute skirt!

Darling Petunia said...

Laine...too loud for the ironing board? You should see mine! I figure a crazy skirt is excusable when it's for a holiday, right?

Swansong said...

Very very cute!

JulieZS said...

Terrific! And all that other fabric is way too cute. I see more theme skirts in your immediate future. I'll distract Tim Gunn with my ill-fitting brasseire, okay?

Darling Petunia said...

Oh Julie, I could never CUT that other fabric! What if I made something and then I changed my mind? NEVER! :-)

Geek+Nerd said...

I want the zoo fabric. Oh how lovely.

Angela said...

I covet that skirt. I would never have thought to use that fabric for adult apparel (not even in the 90's), but you have changed my perception of active prints. Very cute!

Krista said...

I often think of Tim Gunn as I sew. My husband helps out with this, he likes to come into my sewing room and say "Make it work!"

KelliSue said...

I love the skirt, and it looks awesome with the black. I have some fashion sense.

Rachel said...

I love your Bin of Very Special Fabrics. My mum has a whole row of 'very special' fabrics in her fabric cupboard!