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Flashy Grass Print

Hey! Turn me into a skirt.
[Pssst.....don't forget I'm having a giveaway for a French Lace Tote!]

I thought of one thing when this grass print cotton screamed "YO! Look at me in all my bold & flashy sassiness!" from its bolt at my fabric supply: Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe because one of the underlying themes for my collection this season is 19th century "en plein air" impressionists. Then I thought of a skirt, a very simple and straightforward one with no embellishments because the print does all the talking (or screaming, as it were). So I quickly sketched this:

Grass Skirt

Pattern has been drafted and fabric has been cut. All I need to do is sew and fit it on the mannequin, and I'll do that as soon as I finish up some orders I want to ship out by the end of this week. Frankly, I can't wait to see the skirt in finished form! If I'm happy with it, in the shop it will go for all you sassy lassies who like summer picnics and nature.

On another note, I'm very happy to have recently done an interview with Emira, co-author of The Boss of You. See the interview here (it makes my day when people show me they've read it by commenting on it!), and check out the book, too.
Posted on May 28, 2009 |

Awesome fabric, I love your theme!

what a cool fabric! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

hugs from Emily xx

This is indeed a fascinating piece of art!!!

Gives new meaning to the idea of a grass (i.e. hula) skirt! Summer-y all over.

Kristina, that is exactly what I was thinking when I wrote "grass skirt". You read my mind.

P.S. Big "plus" I keep thinking about for anyone who wears this skirt: You can sit down on the grass for a picnic and not worry about grass stains :-)


It looks beautiful - I'm not a print person, but I would wear this one happily.

So neat to see your sketch, too - I love those, it's a peek inside your brain. And I'm a doodler and sketcher by nature, so I like seeing what other people create with paper and pen(cil).

Posted by mari | May 28, 2009 4:03 PM

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