Wednesday, April 25, 2012

An Apple a Day, Part 2

While I was sewing this skirt, I had the perfect bright red button-up cardigan in mind, or so I thought . . .  I never actually pulled the sweater out of the drawer to compare the color with the apple print.  BIG mistake. 

The red was nothing like I remembered, and the color was much more orange than my apple print.  With my shoes it just did not work.  AARGH!

Well, after digging through all of my short-sleeved red sweaters (the pile was not very large – I think I need some new red sweaters), this is what I came up with.  And it actually works!    

Because the gingham lined scallops are not exactly visible as worn, I decided that an added skinny belt was necessary.

Overall, I am very pleased with this project.  And I believe I may keep that idea for a wool version in mind for when the cold weather returns.

And yes, there was twirling . . .

Skirt:  Made by me, Spadea 1149
Sweater:  Mervyns
Shoes:  Nine West
Earrings:  Macys
Ring:  Grandfather’s high school ring
Necklace:  Rafael Jewelers


  1. HI, your adorable outfit just popped up as I was perusing blogs. Fabulous, wonderful combination and colors. I've been lurking and enjoying your vintage sewing jewels!

  2. I absolutely love this outfit. :-) really like the scallop trim down the skirt - very pretty. I may have to borrow that idea sometime!

  3. I really love this! The shape is extremely flattering & the scallops are a really fun (yet almost subtle with your print) touch. I love that you were able to get another go out of this pattern - isn't that the best feeling? :) Especially with something like a Ceil Chapman evening gown!

  4. The scallops came out beautifully and add a wonderful little twist to the full skirt. I just love the whole look, and the top and shoes work perfectly.

  5. Awesome skirt with a perfect twirl factor! I love everything you make! :]

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  7. Almost 9 years later, and I'm inciting the infraction.

    All that twirling is going to catch up with you, Laura Mae!