Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Macaron skirt

Hello Hello!

How have you been doing? Here, things have been great! Some of you may know that I was in the process of looking for a new job here in The Netherlands. Since July, I went to A LOT of interviews and people always liked me. They asked me to come back for the "second round", but in the end, there was always someone with more experience. But this is the past! I had an interview this Wednesday, and I heard the good news already on Thursday! I have the job! This is so great! It means that I will develop myself and have my own adventures during the day.

This also mean that I have a round of "utility sewing" ahead of me! I do need a couple of blouses to wear with pants. And ideally pants as well, but it feels like utopia, especially after my 3 last catastrophic muslins!

But enough digressing! During me made march, I realized that I was also missing a simple skirt, and since Christmas, I had an idea that lingered around: using the skirt of the Macaron pattern as, well, just a skirt. I loved the shape of it SO much and it was so easy to put together! Of course, you have seen this skirt last week in my MMM post, but it still has not been properly introduced...

I chose a wool that I had in my stash. It has a great sentimental value for me because My Grand Ma had bought it more then 30 years ago to sew pants for my Grand Dad... He was my hero and more then a father to me, but he sadly passed out when I was 6 years old. However, I still have vivid memories of us playing nurse (me) and baby (him), and pretending that the small hallway was a hospital elevator, or going to visit his bees, or him showing me how he made his own honey in the garage...

I felt a little bit weird, as I was cutting the pattern pieces in the precious fabric, but every time that I have put this skirt on, I have been feeling a little twinge...

There is not much to say about the construction except that I did not include the pockets as it did not feel right with the wool. Also, for the belt, I have simply cut and interfaced a long rectangle. The skirt is closed with an invisible zipper on the side.

The picture above was taken yesterday, just before we went to a weird show. We went to see a silent French Horror movie from the 20's: "La Chute de la maison Usher", based on a story from E. A. Poe! The little plus was that there were two musicians playing live a score to the movie (piano and cello). And it was GREAT!

That is it for today. I am now going to draw a Burda Pattern for a blouse (yeay, let's work those intertwined lines)! Blog to you soon!

Do you also have some precious fabrics?
Do you sometimes use only parts of patterns you really love?


  1. I love the story behind the fabric. That makes your skirt priceless.

  2. First of all congratulations on the new job!! Hurrah!
    And secondly, what a good idea to use the macaron for a skirt - you've just set my mind ticking :)

  3. that skirt is GORGEOUS. what a great idea.

  4. Congrats for getting the job! :)


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