Spring is in full bloom here in Virginia, and I finally have time to put pictures up of my Colette Zinnia skirt! Josh & I have been so busy the past month, he was finishing up the thesis project for his MFA and I had my lovely friend Emily visiting. Emily made a zinnia also, and it was so fun to work on our skirts together! Unfortunately we didn't have time to take a photo in our skirts before she left - but her's turned out absolutely gorgeous!
|Chambray zinnia skirt|
I made my skirt out of a really pretty chambray with dots woven into it. I bought it at Home Ec. in Iowa City over a year ago, without knowing exactly what it would become. I miss that place, they have the cutest fabric. I haven't found a place like it yet in Virginia. Any suggestions?
|Sooo many pleats|
Overall, this was a simple pattern to make, and it's a skirt I will be able to wear a lot! The most time consuming part was sewing and ironing all the pleats. This skirt has 16 pleats — yes, 16! They do look really pretty though, when they're done :) At first I was really confused about how to apply the waistband. Luckily Emily and I talked through it and figured it out.
|Sewing the buttonhole!|
Yesterday Josh and I celebrated our first anniversary! We went biking, drank wine, and saw the amazing Mr. Bob Dylan. It was perfect. Bob Dylan was awesome :) I made Josh a silk paisley tie - pictures of that to come soon!