A $300 skirt

3 Jun

I was with my BFF last year when she bought this amazing silk skirt. There is some debate as to the cost. I feel it was $300. She thinks more than $200 but less than $300. No matter, at the end of the day I say it’s a car payment.


I have lusted passionately for this skirt. She, a kind and generous woman, would loan it to me. But, she is also a size 0.

But, there is now hope for me. Gorgeous Things/Gorgeous Fabrics put this out a few weeks ago. I kid you not when I say I squealed like Bobby Hill when I saw it online.

SCH364 – Multi Dots Silk Chiffon – Ivory/Multi

I haven’t bought it yet because it’s still $16 a yard and I’d want to punch myself in the face if I messed it up.

Since BFF and I are now on our third place of employment together (long story) I don’t want to make it as a skirt. But, I think it it would be fantastic as Simplicity 3867 (seen here on the cover of Sew Stylish). This way, I only need 1.5 yards of fabric for the top.

I tried to buy the pattern last weekend during the Simplicity sale at Joann and they were sold out. Infidels I tell you.

BTW, did anyone see the King of Hill where Bobby uses Peggy’s sewing machine to make jeans for Hank and Peggy says, “On my machine? My machine can’t sew that straight!” Cracks me up everytime.

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14 Responses to “A $300 skirt”

  1. Carolyn (cmarie12) June 3, 2007 at 14:59 #

    Oh Cidell – that will make a lovely top! Maybe Ann will have a sale soon and you can get the fabric at a reduced price – well here’s hoping!

  2. christina June 3, 2007 at 15:31 #

    Nice find!

    There was a fabric that I really liked at Emma One Sock, I watched it like a hawk and got it the first day it went on sale. Fortunately Ann’s site has a yardage counter for each fabric to tell you how much is left which is a plus.

  3. christina June 3, 2007 at 15:31 #

    Nice find!

    There was a fabric that I really liked at Emma One Sock, I watched it like a hawk and got it the first day it went on sale. Fortunately Ann’s site has a yardage counter for each fabric to tell you how much is left which is a plus.

  4. Ariane June 3, 2007 at 16:00 #

    Oh I think that will make such a nice top! I can’t wait to see you make it!

  5. Sharon June 3, 2007 at 16:32 #

    That fabric would look great in that top!

  6. Sharon June 3, 2007 at 16:32 #

    That fabric would look great in that top!

  7. 404momi June 3, 2007 at 20:26 #

    What a wonderful find!

    Ann has some “gorgeous” fabrics…

  8. 404momi June 3, 2007 at 20:26 #

    What a wonderful find!

    Ann has some “gorgeous” fabrics…

  9. dawn June 3, 2007 at 21:49 #

    I love KOTH but I’ve never seen that one…rats!

    Can’t wait to see your diaphanous blouse…it’ll look great on you.

  10. dawn June 3, 2007 at 21:49 #

    I love KOTH but I’ve never seen that one…rats!

    Can’t wait to see your diaphanous blouse…it’ll look great on you.

  11. Gorgeous Things June 4, 2007 at 03:01 #

    Cidell, I have to warn you (and I hate to do this, because it’s my fabric, but I’d hate it more if you were disappointed) – that silk is a chiffon, so it’s sheer. You can definitely use it for that skirt, but you need to line it.

    Okay, pulling the knife out of my own side, but at least I have a clear conscience!

    :)
    Ann

  12. Gorgeous Things June 4, 2007 at 03:01 #

    Cidell, I have to warn you (and I hate to do this, because it’s my fabric, but I’d hate it more if you were disappointed) – that silk is a chiffon, so it’s sheer. You can definitely use it for that skirt, but you need to line it.

    Okay, pulling the knife out of my own side, but at least I have a clear conscience!

    :)
    Ann

  13. Gorgeous Things June 4, 2007 at 12:42 #

    Sorry, typo (it was late) – you can use it for that shirt. not skirt!

  14. Gorgeous Things June 4, 2007 at 12:42 #

    Sorry, typo (it was late) – you can use it for that shirt. not skirt!

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