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Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

The Suede Mini

I love this skirt.  There’s nothing special about it.  It’s just a slightly tapered tube with an elastic waste… but I love it.  The best part about it is that I didn’t actually buy the fabric.  I probably never would have picked a micro suede for Chase but someone gave it to me and now I think it’s cute and ironic.  She was really excited about it too.  She actually let me take pictures of her.  This is new over the last couple of days.  All of a sudden she’s all standing at the top of the stairs saying ‘cheese!’  I don’t know what changed but something clicked somewhere.  

I hate… HATE rolled hems.  To avoid turning the raw edge under a 1/4 inch I used hem tape.  I’ve never used hem tape, I didn’t take any time to even really think about how one might go about using hem tape.  I don’t even know why I had lavender hem tape mixed in with my stuff.  The technique is definitely something to investigate it made having a finished look on the hem so stinking easy.  

I topstitched a little detail around the hem in green.  The skirt is supposed to go with the cute little kimono style top (Vogue7894) that I cut out of this sweet turtle print.  I’m psyched to finally put this top together but he fact that I bought it years before I had any concept of Chase because I loved it so much is adding a little unnecessary pressure to get the job done… well.  Hopefully I can get it done this weekend.  I took the night off tonight for Project Runway.  There were almost as many tears on that show tonight as there were the night and day before Chelsea’s wedding.  Damn, I still need to write about that too.  Gotta put it on my to do list for tomorrow.  

 

And I’m thinking a lot of skirts this fall, we’re going to need more tights or better yet leggings.  Where can I get cute tights or leggings that won’t break the bank?

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