Friday, February 23, 2007

Wild Horses and Homespun!




This is the most difficult fabric I have ever worked with. It is a wonderfully soft and floating homespun gauze. Very light weight. There is a full 4 yards in this skirt, but it is very light weight. I did ruching up the right side so that a little bit of leg can show, or it can be let down for no leg showing. It could be ruched all the way up to the waist. This is still a WIP. I am going to reinforce the seams with an organic, unfinished top stitching effect. The ruffle took forever to apply and shag the hem by hand but I love the way it turned out. It looks so pretty when ruched up. This is another no pattern skirt/dress design! I just tied the scrap on the top for grins and giggles. It is not permanent on there.

Not sure if I'll finish it off as a skirt or go ahead and attach it to the top. I love the two together, but I may just make it into an elastic waisted skirt, or a banded skirt with a drawstring, but the top is soooo perfect with this skirt. Kind of wild looking. This skirt will spin!! Hope you enjoy this one...

12 comments:

amy said...

i really love this skirt. the ruching is great. very farmgirl. great job!

Annie said...

Ohh, I'm totally loving this! I'm a fan of separates myself. Love the ruffle, and the bow on the tank is a nice touch. Good job!

Kim said...

I agree about the separates. I probably would not wear a top with super thin straps. I'm too top heavy, old and saggy for that look! lol!!

I love the skirt!!

auntgeorge said...

I have decided to make it a skirt and do a multi-ruffled muslin petticote with antique lace on it! Then rouch the petticote too in the same place as the skirt. I am falling in love with working with the homespuns!!

Nancy Jo said...

OH WOW DO I LOVE THIS SKIRT! You are really on a roll here Aunt George. Are any of these outfits making it to the store.
NANCY JO

auntgeorge said...

LOL...Nancy Jo, I don't think they are going to make it to the store. If they don't go by private email arrangements, then to the store they go, or my daughters will snag them! LOL....Oh, so my ideas, so much fabric, so little free time! I sketched out a new design and I have 10 yards of muslin in the dryer right now for petticotes!!

Rachel Whetzel said...

I WANT ONE! Love the side. What a cool design!

rachel

Rachel Whetzel said...

I WANT ONE! Love the side. What a cool design!

rachel

Rebekah said...

That skirt is FABULOUS!!

Rebekah said...

That skirt is FABULOUS!!

auntgeorge said...

Thanks all! I had a long weekend ofnights at the hospital and it usually takes me a couple of days to recover and get my house back in order, but I will hopefully be back in full sewing swing Tuesday!! Tomorrow. I'm really tempted to name this skirt the Mary Jane after MJButters. I can just see her with this one on and it hiked up out in her tomatoes with her boots showing! *g*

I'll be sewing petticotes to match these skirts along with about 4 more homespuns!! I might even do a flannel homespun (I've got the fabric) for the winter months!!
G

nancyjo said...

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