Monday, October 18, 2010

I Didn't Get the Memo!

My sweet hubby and I spent Saturday hunting me a new fall skirt.  When did A-line skirts go out of style?  Nobody told me! We went to every clothing store and thrift store in the nearest large city trying to find a simple brown A-line skirt for me.  Nothing, Na-da.  I came home, went on-line, sure that I would find what I wanted there.  I want one just like the black one that I have.  It's from The Limited originally.  I got it from a thrift store five years ago for a dollar.  Anyway, I want that in brown.  Simple.  I'll just go to The Limited website, pick it out, pay the fortune they want for it and have it sent on it's merry way to my home.  More disappointment.  They only have two styles of skirts to choose from; mini or pencil. Uh-uh, I don't think so. 

I'll just fall back on my own resources as a last resort.  I go to Hobby Lobby thinking I'll find a piece of brown fabric exactly like that black skirt of mine and make my own.  Nope, there is no polyester/viscose/spandex brown fabric to be found in the one and only fabric store within 50 miles of me.  Well, I did find that soft piece of brown corduroy fabric while at the thrift store.  So I'll pull out one of my ~evidently out-of-style~ A-line skirt patterns and at least make myself a brown skirt for casual wear.

(Most likely I'll use my old tried-and-true, made-to-fit, Simplicity A-line skirt pattern that I've made all my other skirts from.)
Meanwhile, I'll stay on the lookout for that perfect piece of fabric.

I've given this week a theme: "Finish Up My Projects Week."  I hope to have lots of finished projects, complete with pictures to share with you!  Wish me luck and let me know what you're up to.


  1. The worst shopping in the world is wanting something specific in clothing, because of course it is no where to be found. Glad you can make a skirt for yourself. I'm with you a nice A-line skirt is perfect!

  2. Nothing worse than clothes shopping! Usually ends in frustration for me too! Best of luck with your "project completion week":@)

  3. Please post pics of the finished skirt. At least you had a pattern for the skirt :)

  4. I say wear what feels good and makes you happy. I personally hate going shopping for clothes. Never can find things that fit right. It's good that you can sew. Good luck!

    Love your painted fireplace. Really brightens things up. And your idea for a dresser cloth is wonderful, using something that you already have that hasn't been put to good use yet. I love that rose puzzle. The colors are so vibrant.

    Have fun redecorating and revamping. Best wishes, Tammy

  5. Good luck finding the fabric. In the meantime I sent an email to ya :-)


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