Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pixelated Pretty

Simplicity 4599, skirt D. Out of Print
I've had this pattern for years, and made the jacket, cami, and skirt before.  I love the simplicity and fit of the skirt, but haven't been able to fit into this pattern.  See previous post "Weightloss Wednesday"...

Now that I've lost a few pounds and inches, I can fit into this lovely again (size 14, woo hoo!), so I grabbed some fantastic stretch cotton sateen I got from Gorgeous Fabrics not too long ago, and whipped this up on Monday and Wednesday. (I got the last of the fabric, so don't bother looking... mwah ha ha!)
It can't get any easier than 3 pattern pieces, ya know? I'll admit, I cheated on the inside a little.  Instead of turning the facing edge under and hand-stitching down, I serged that lower edge, which finished the seam cleanly and anchored the facing, too.  Yes, you can see my bright blue zipper peeking out, that's okay, I don't mind.
I've got a cute little top partially assembled to go with it, using Simplicity 2570.  I should have that finished tomorrow, and I'll photograph the ensemble together and post again this weekend.  Love the shoes? Target! My store was out of my size, so I ordered them online, along with another pair you'll see soon.
ETA: Here's the link for the shoes! Like I told Laura, I think this is called "enabling"!!!

Thanks for all the supportive comments on my "getting healthy" plan.  It's so nice to know that I've got cheerleaders out there! I'll admit that this morning the realization dawned on me that the pants Kenneth King helped me fit the muslin for will now be obsolete, and I was a little bummed.  But, I guess I'll just have to get back to NYC for another class so he can help me fit a new skinny pair, huh? (Can you here DH laughing from where you're at? I can...)

17 comments:

becki-c said...

Very Cute!

Amanda S. said...

Cute skirt! LOVE the springy fabric too.

Julia said...

You look fantastic!!!

Handmade said...

Looking great!!!!

KID, MD said...

ADORABLE!!! That fabric is delicious. You look great in your skirt!

alethia said...

As you I absolutely love skirts, they make me feel pretty and you look very pretty and the shoes are a perfect combination. I will be following your weight loss plan. Hang in there and good luck!

gwensews said...

What a pretty, spring skirt! Too bad we have snowflakes today! Congrats on the weight loss and healty regime.

Sewfast said...

Lovely skirt and congrats on the weight loss. My husband returned from his doctors appointment yesterday and the doctor recommended he lose 20 pounds, so I guess we're getting with the program too! Won't hurt me to lose those pounds either. One of the books recommended was the Engine 2 diet. Since it's written by a fireman, I figured it will resonate better with Tom than other nutrition books...and gee, if I lose 20 pounds it means more sewing, which means more fabric, right?

amber said...

Adorable! I love that first picture of you in the mirror - clever and cute.

You know, I was looking at that fabric in the pink colorway, but passed over it. I might need to rethink that decision. ;)

Capitol Sew and Sew said...

So the skirt is adorable BUT THE SHOES ARE THE BOMB! Where, when?

Susan said...

You look amazing in that outfit. What a beautiful fabric!

Angela said...

Cute skirt! Looks great on you!

Lindsay T said...

Cute skirt and yes, you will just have to come back to NYC for another class!

Andrea said...

You look fabulous in your new skirt. The colors are great for Spring. Love the shoes!!

Bunny said...

The skirt is great. I just love all the color, something I so desperately seem to need in my wardrobe right now. Love your crispy white blouse with it, a really crisp cool look for the summer.

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Gorgeous Things said...

You look fabulous and that skirt looks fabulous on you!