I absolutely loved Corinnea's orange linen dress she made last week. So more Nicey Jane, and more of that perfect green Kona produced this:
Teal earrings by the Green WorldThe pattern was a little snug. I made a 14 and it still was a bit tight on my hips. I'm so glad I didn't make the dress first! Be sure and measure yourself and make sure you cut big enough.
Before I jump into showing you the next project, I wanted to show off these earrings Corinnea likes to say I pounced on the other day. Totally beautiful and deserving of pouncing!
Chandelier earrings by the Green World
I had a whim to make a kick pleat skirt. It started with the black and white number I made a few weekends ago, and then I figured out how to accomplish the fitted version. So Saturday morning I bought the fabric and by Saturday evening I had a skirt! The waistband is photographed here first to show you the fabric, and because it's boring and I wanted to get it out of the way first! Ha! It's Robert Kaufman Quilter's Tweed. I love the print, and the back side was lovely enough that I made the waistband out of it. Oh yeah, and I used Wonder Tape for the first time, AND a zipper foot for the first time! Oh my.... Wonder Tape, how do I love thee.... and yes, I've never had a sewing machine with a zipper foot. I will never be without one again!
We went outside to snap some photos of the skirt and had so much fun that a couple of young German girls actually started following us around! I wasn't paying attention to what they were saying until I heard ".... actress from Hollywood!" OMG! They FOLLOWED US HOME! I can't imagine why they would get the idea we were someone interesting..... Couldn't have been because I was walking around on a hot day in a cloche and heels!
Here's some of my favorites from the photo shoot!
I guess it may have seemed like we were someone of some importance since I did have my own personal photographer giving me directions and wearing a Hollywood t-shirt!
I've been trying to get my mom to do something crafty since she got here. Who knew that all I needed to do was hand her the Canon and watch her go! Here's some other fun photos she took today.
And if you were in the country of Germany at a little after 5:30, you know that Germany won their game today! Wow! Seriously, we live right next to the little Markplatz, and it was like a parade! Everyone driving around honking and blowing their vuvuzelas and waving flags! It's fun to watch.
I hope all of you had fun and exciting weekends!