Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fields:: A Skirt

When my middle daughter was little she used to mispronounce the word, remember, as mender. I loved it for all the reasons a parent finds their child's quirky takes on things endearing. I still occasionally turn to her and ask, "Mender when...?"
Well, in that spirit, mender when I said I was going to make a skirt just like these, but in my own fabrics?
You mender that? Well, I did, kinda, sorta.
As promised, I did make the skirt using the same pattern with the same modifications and the skirt is made out of my fabric. But, not in my a stitch in color fabric. Rather I used some of my hand dyed and patterned fabric in a new print, Fields. I haven't decided if I'm going to reproduce it in my usual palette or even if I want to add this pattern to my store. I was just playing and making fabric with really no endpoint in mind.
Initially, I thought I'd use the fabric to make a bag, but then I mendered my promise to make a skirt out of my own fabric and a project was born.
In the end I did include a little bit of fabric from my a stitch in color collection. I made the waistband facing in the Pebbles fabric in yellow and orange. No one will see that cute, little addition, but I'll stop every once in a while and mender it's there.


kelly said...

those mispronounced words are so dear. my little boy used to call strawberries, 'o-boys'. they will probably be forever o-boys in our house.

beth said...

i have been wondering what pattern you use or is it in your head? LOVE the skirts!@!

Craftysquirrel said...

Ooh love the fabric - it's a very groovy skirt.

Tina said...

Nice skirt! I saw your book and fabrics at Intown Quilters in Atlanta yesterday. I love your line!

GerryART said...

Big smile, mendering.

Peggy said...

Hey Malka - My girls said "yo-gwit" for yogurt, among other cute things. Sniff, sniff.

Love the skirt. How do you keep your hand dyed fabrics in reds and oranges from bleeding the wash? I have used Synthrapol on other brights, but never have tried washing a really red red out of fear!

Will you offer your hand quilting class again later in the summer? I wanted to take it but will be gone those dates it's offered. :(

Esch House Quilts said...

What a great skirt - love the new fabric!

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StuffandThings said...

Oh yes. I mender. My son gave us the words "scoop over" for scoot over and "stam up" for stand up. He's 30 now and we all still say those phrases.
Love your skirt! I have two charm packs of your A Stitch in Color line and some charms packs of your hand dyed fabric and I'm just about, almost, ready to cut into them.

Katie said...

What a lovely story about your daughter. A precious memory.
I love your fabric.