New Skirt

Thanks for all the links and tips you gave me for New York.

I have a long, long list to work from now!

I bought this lovely fabric for £4 a metre the other week.

And made it into a long a line skirt (using the same pattern as for this one).

I think I like it but I can’t forget that the fabric was actually in the upholstery section of the shop…

so, and you need to be honest here:

do I look like I’m wearing curtains?







20 Responses to “New Skirt”

  1. Pat Says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    I really like the fabric and most of all, I like how you positioned the roses at an angle on the bottom. That takes the onus off the source of the fabric. I say thumbs up!
    Have a spectacular time!

  2. StowmarKate Says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    I’ve been a lurker for a while – I had to comment. I love the lines and color of the skirt, although my parents *did* have a couch with that exact pattern fabric on it. It looks much better on you than it ever did on the couch!

  3. monica Says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    oh not at all!

    I think it’s fab.

  4. ginny Says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    i think it looks great and the green top and red shoes pick up the colours beautifully… and as regarding curtains.. well if it was good enough for scarlett well frankly my dear i wouldn’t give a damn!

  5. Fancy Elastic Says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I love it, and was just thinking today if I could get away with making a skirt out of an old pair of curtains… I’m sold now!

  6. trashalou Says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Look like a curtain?? Pull yourself together woman! You look fabulous 😉 hahahahahahahahaha!!!

    (I am so pleased no-one got there before me)

  7. Jenna Says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    It looks beautiful on you! Better yet, when you get a compliment you can use one of Carol Burnett’s best lines ever, “I saw it hanging in the window and I just couldn’t resist it.”

  8. Joanna Says:
    May 21st, 2009 at 8:30 am

    No, absolutely not! its fab

  9. Julia York Says:
    May 21st, 2009 at 8:58 am

    That looks absolutely divine….. the fabric is delicious….. want one…..

  10. wonderwoman Says:
    May 21st, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    trust trashy to get there first!!! no, it looks absolutely gorgeous!


  11. Karambar Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    As far as i’m concerned, my curtains are made of plain linen. You don’t look like them then ! The skirt is wonderful (at least on you. Not sure it works on every kind of figures…)

  12. Claire Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 10:31 pm


  13. claire Says:
    May 23rd, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Wow, what eye catching fabric, Janet absolutely gorgeous and what a killer figure. Wear it with pride it looks ab fab.

  14. Ali Says:
    May 24th, 2009 at 8:40 am

    No, you don’t look like curtains at all! Fantastico!

  15. margie Says:
    May 25th, 2009 at 4:38 am

    you look fantastic…just wonderful ..go girl and what you would pay for some thing like that in the shops is heaps…great job

  16. julia Says:
    May 25th, 2009 at 8:28 am

    You absolutely don’t look as though you were wearing a curtain. It looks wonderful. Curtains are always frilly and lacy things. Really. You can believe me.

  17. michelle Says:
    May 25th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    totally gorgeous Janet. I just made a jacket out of a pyjama top and am currently making a skirt out of a sheet so I’m probably a little biased :o)

    M x

  18. melissa Says:
    May 26th, 2009 at 8:34 am

    it’s beautiful. seriously beautiful.

  19. Neža Says:
    May 27th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Wow! Lovely skirt. And the green top and the red shoes! My favourite colours, yay. I envy you!

  20. Penny Peberdy Says:
    June 21st, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    I think it looks lovely. (Thinks….I’ve got stacks of lovely old curtain material…)

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