Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Thanksgiving Skirt

Yes, I do realize that Thanksgiving was more than two months ago. But I never showed my Thanksgiving tablecloth skirt.

This is the skirt that I made for (and wore to) Thanksgiving dinner. I wore my white flower shirt and a cardigan, too, (I think). I realize that the tights are a little over the top, but my knees and shin were still significantly bruised (and swollen) and I didn't want to ruin anyone's Thanksgiving-Day appetite. These were the darkest, yet most comfortable to wear over my injuries.*

I bought the tablecloth dirt cheap at the SERRV sale in October. I knew it was destined to become a skirt. I made the fitted A-line with a side zipper that I've made before. I think I finally got the fit right this time around. Third time's a charm, right?

I always love to use a fun facing in my clothing. It just gives me the feeling of a hidden something special that no one else knows about.


And for the hem, I just did a rolled hem on my serger. I was going to leave the original hem, but the sides of the skirt dipped down and didn't look right. Of course it was after the skirt was finished and I didn't have enough fabric for a proper hem. This was the compromise. But it was a happy compromise and I love how it turned out.

*My knees are still not right. It's been 13-14 weeks since I fell on my run. BUT, I am going to the doctor on Friday about these knees of mine. I'm hoping that I will soon be able to have full use of them again. Like squatting, bending and kneeling, to name a few. And it would be nice to have them not feel like they are perpetually bruised and tender. I noticed the bursitis disappeared within the past week, which is a huge improvement, however there is still a lump on my left kneecap.*

4 comments:

amandajean said...

i love the skirt. the stripes around the bottom are such a great touch! and hurray for 3rd time's a charm!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karyn said...

Wow!!! Awesome skirt Lera! The fabric is absolutely perfect.

Diane said...

Great skirt!

Hope that your knees are better soon.

FinnyKnits said...

The skirt is really cute, and I do like it with the contrasting tights, but I do wish your knees would get better and behave themselves for you.

Naughties!