Tuesday, August 4, 2009
~I recently had a custom order from a very close friend for her sister(who is also a close friend). She wanted a skirt that would go with a tank that I gave the sister and also include a giraffe in the design. "The giraffe" she said" is our sister spirit animal." Aren't they adorable little hippies! Now these are two of my favorite people in the world so I am always inspired when making items for them.
Now believe me I have quite a stash of fabric( I need fabric management counseling); but I was not really feeling any of my stash would work for this particular piece. The tank is a sweet cherry print on a very mellow yellow background .Lalalalove it. I kept thinking that I wanted to use something like denim but we still have a long way to go in central Texas summer.
So I decide o just stop in and see what was at the big half off sale at my local chain fabric store anyway.When I walked in this blue linen fabric just grabbed me. I knew immediately it was the one! I had planned using a 70's patch work quilt top scrap to cut the applique's from. So I thought this linen had the perfect70's look and feel a to it( without being some crazy itchy hot polyester). The pattern is my own a-line with that mellow yellow foe at the waist and a little more flare at the bottom. I think is is a great everyday casual skirt, and it looks great with cowboy boots!~It will also be nice and cool for the summer but the dark blue linen is giving me a fall feeling. (We really only change our colors in the fall in Austin.)
I came up with the single giraffe design and then decided that I wanted two little sister giraffes under the sun. The recipient loved it and so did I!! I hope her sissy does too.
expect more giraffes this fall from belle and burger