Saturday, May 28, 2011

Twirling.

I've just gotten back from a whirl wind, 26 hour trip to Melbourne. I had a ball catching up with lots of crafty bloggy girlies, walking the city streets, hanging out with the parentals and drinking lots of great coffee.

Before I go and get changed into my Farmer Kate clothes I thought you might like to see the new skirt I made last Thursday.

I made it from some of the fabric scraps Michelle sent me. I didn't have enough of either the grey or the red to make an entire skirt so I mixed and matched. Like the red skirt it has a zipper fastener, a lined facing, three layers and a couple of darts.

It is very full, almost tutu like and pretty short and boy is it fun to wear. After my Mum and a couple of my bossy sisters assured me that I am not too old to wear such a skirt I decided to make some more and wear them often.

This skirt makes me feel happy and twirly and dancy.

It doesn't make me want to stack wood, or comb lice out of hair, or deal with crate loads of apples and pears and persimmons, or make dinner and play Uno though, so I'd better go and get changed. Jeans and a hoodie here I come.

Have fun y'all.

38 comments:

  1. I have been combing lice out of hair this afternoon, not in a cool skirt like that though!

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  3. You are nowhere near too old for that skirt kate, it looks great and the catch-up was a hoot. Lots of raucous lady-laughter is good for the soul.

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  4. I'm with Jodie.
    you totally rocked that skirt. I'm not sure anyone could carry it off as well as you.
    lovely to see you last night.
    xo

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  5. What a pretty twirly skirt.

    Enjoy your weekend

    Leah x

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  6. Love the twirly skirt.
    Lovely to catch up last night!
    x

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  7. Hey sexy legs, of course your're not too old to wear a short flirty skirt. GO FOR IT!!! :)
    Anne xx

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  8. Totally agree Kate - you look like a very cool skirt wearer!

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  9. Love the skirt it's very rock n roll! Wish I could just whip up a skirt like you .... Mine would be elastic at the waist for sure lol.

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  10. Gahhhhhhh.... was it the most fun ever? It was wasn't it? Just amazingly awesome & great?

    Piffle.

    You rock your wee skirt Kate... damn you. :p

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  11. Just gorgeous! And you have the legs to wear it! Can you pop some in your shop? About a size 12 please! xoxo Love Rach xo

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  12. lol.... sitting here admiring your cute skirt a cursing my hoodie and yoga pants ;)

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  13. ooooh sounds like you guys had a brilliant time catching up!!!

    That look soooo suits you!
    (i think you should put some in your shop too!)XX

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  14. i love your short little twirly skirt..i made myself one when i was addicted to watching the tennis in the summertime :-) and spewin im not a melbourne gal.

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  15. I love it Kate - and I'm so glad you've been able to make splendid use of the scraps! Your skirts rocks so much more than my secretarial typing pool skirts.

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  16. I think you totally rock the bouncy, short, tutu-like skirt Kate! It's lovely! The tartan colours work together so well, they're gorgeous for Winter.
    Hope you can get plenty more wear out of your new line of clothing :o)

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  17. I love the skirt! I actually made one just the same for myself, except full length. Every row was a different fabric, front AND back. I should do a blog post on it one day. It's pretty flippin awesome!! Keep twirling!!!

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  18. Sounds like you had fun. Love the skirt.

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  19. I love it Kate! And a skirt that makes you feel al twirly & dancy is a skirt I think you should wear more often, you look great! x

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  20. Sounds like you had a busy and fun 26 hours - even if it was in a whirl and what a great skirt to be spinning around the city in:)

    I really need to put down the needles and get the machines out, they have recently been services and are ready to go:)

    :( at the lice:( I was put onto listerine - yes the mouth gargle stuff - google it, it really does work Amelia was coming home with them all the time last year:(

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  21. Definitely not too old to be a happy twirly dancing girl!!
    (Great to see you on Friday, lovely lady!!)

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  22. There is something so lovely about being all twirly!

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  23. I thought you looked SMASHING...The person in the skirt wasn't too bad either. xx

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  24. Such a gorgeous skirt!

    It was so great to meet you on Friday! xo

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  25. How clever are you!! After reading your last post I bought a skirt - not quite like the red one you made, but being a jeans and tshirt kinda a gal a skirt is quite a new thing for me - thanks for being so inspiring!!

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  26. Totes having a green eyed monster moment over here. I wantee a skirt just like that one......
    Gorgeous Kate and carried off perfectly!
    Love Jen
    xxx

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  27. Love the new skirt! I do wonder sometimes at what age I should stop wearing certain things - will I know when I reach that point or will I be too old to realise! I'm sure my kids will tell me when they get old enough.

    Really like the colours of your new skirt. Hope you have a lovely week. Lou.

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  28. Kate you look fab in your twirly skirt...you so have the body for it. I fear my hips and thighs are far too big to pull of this look, though I do love it.

    The one thing I don't miss is nits...we have not had them since starting homeschooling, touch wood.

    x

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  29. you are twirlylicious!!
    you knew that though lovely girl ♥

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  30. Love the skirt. The colours are great together. If I wasn't such a fattyboombah I'd be wearing skirts like that too.

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  31. you pretty twirly girl you!

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  32. So nice to see you happy and twirling !

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  33. Gotta make a skirt this week. I've been over thinking it and just need to do it! And layers and twirly is my mood, too. I may just have to dig through my stash and see if I can come up with something....

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  34. I'm ALL FOR a bit of colour! Love the fabric too. Kellie xx

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  35. wow, amazingly pretty skirt Kate! I can see it is fun to wear, lovely!
    Have a nice day,
    love Maaike

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  36. If it brightens our day, wear it with your jeans and a hoodie. I am sure your chooks will be happier for seeing you do your farm chores in it :)

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  37. I was admiring this skirt on Friday nite, I love it! Thank you for being my sewing inspiration. xx

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