Friday, October 23, 2009

signature skirt for tonight ...

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t's Friday, which means that we get to see the redwork quilt project come to fruition tonight. I thought I would make a quick skirt to wear using some of the fabric I printed earlier in the week with my signature circles. I used Simplicity pattern 2906 - basic pencil skirt with a side split, made out of natural 100% irish linen from Clegs. I've included a couple of pics from the printing process, which wasn't totally successful because I had too many fine lines, but I like the rustic result anyway! It was also a bit of a lesson for me in pattern repeats, which was great for testing the old brain out!



 



Do you like the ornate "I" at the start of this post? It is the work of typographer and illustrator Jessica Hische who has created the The Daily Drop Cap project. Each day she posts "a new hand-crafted decorative initial cap for your enjoyment and for the beautification of blog posts everywhere." I found Jessica's work via the How About Orange blog - thanks!

Looking forward to meeting lots of bloggers tonight! Have a great weekend!

4 comments:

Gina said...

Oooh err I get to meet you tonight! Actually I'm feeling nervous. I know a few people but there's a part of me who wants to loiter at the back and pretend I'm not really clutterpunk but actually her daggier sister...
Too bad for you if you've got any wallflower tendencies, I know what you'll be wearing, an AMAZING SKIRT YOU JUST WHIPPED UP FOR THE EVENT?!!.

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

I should've read your blog before i left! I wouldn't have needed the introduction...I am jealous of the speed and ease by which you are 'just whipping' up a skirt for a night out. Cheers. Peta

Nikki Cardigan said...

Your skirt is beautiful Nic... in the photos and in real life.

Kylie said...

Sweet skirt. I've seen so many new skirts pooping up all over blogland lately and they're all so pretty and different. Very inspiring!