If you're interested, I'm also posting these images and some other thoughts on Instagram.
Outfits worn on days 20, 21, and 22 received significant attention and compliments from friends, coworkers, family, and total strangers! The purple/yellow/green outfit on day 20 was a huge hit at Costco. One woman greeted me gleefully welcoming the color. Likewise, an older man even complimented me on how nice it was to see the color and such a nice style. Wow! I was really surprised and delighted!
I've not blogged about making the birch street spiral skirt, but it's definitely a staple. I like that it works both as a 50's style petticoat (adding nice fluff), and also on it's own. I'm so glad I chose the parrot green batik. The skirt is all a bunch of spiral gores. Use a rotary cutter when you make one. Stack up the fabric like you're cutting bits for a quilt. Then, use a serger. The ruffled bits are a little tedious. Serger rolled edge hem cuts the time in half or so. I have one I did in a rayon full length that I wore the heck out of for Bellydancing. Another short version in cotton is on my list of "to makes"!
Me made items worn Week 3:
- Day 18: Me sized Imke shirt from Sewing Clothes Kids Love done in knits from Girl Charlee (emerald isle which they don't have anymore), Pacific Fabrics (pink remenant), and Marcy Tilton (polk adot mesh).
- Day 19: vintage sewing pattern 1940's Apron turned skirt in batik quilting cotton
- Day 20: Birch Street Spiral Skirt (green underskirt) done in batik quilting cotton
- Day 21: Day -- Colette Patterns Parfait Dress - aka my apple dress or apple parfait
Night -- Sewing Cake Leggings with an added cuff done in Peace Swim Fabric from Billie's Designer Fabrics - aka my happy pants
- Day 22: vintage McCall's sewing pattern 1940's slip done in rayon knit from Pacific Fabrics
- Day 23: All RTW
- Day 24: All RTW