3.03.2008

fly, fly little twirly skirt!


I love to watch movies with my man when the kids are in bed. We snuggle up together under our warm denim quilts and enjoy a few moments of calm together. Occasionally he'll rub my feet, sometimes even with lotion. Over time, we've accumulated a list of amazing movies: our favorites being BBC and old classic films. (Long live Netflix for delivering them to our door ever other day!)

This fall while watching Hitchcock's the Birds, inspiration came my way: a twirly skirt covered with birds. Dozens of birds flying frantically this way and that way. So immediately I got out my fabric and started snipping and sewing, and la voila!

This is a high flying twirly skirt, probably the twirliest of all. And with a stretchy elastic band, it's easy to put on, and has become the default skirt that H. would wear everyday if I let her! So don't fly away little twirly skirt. Stay with us. We like you.

33 comments:

amy said...

what a wonderful skirt! simply wonderful. i, too, love to curl up and watch classic films. i would do it every night if i could. i love cary grant films.

Lauren said...

Lovely - did you make the pillow covers too? Are you taking these pictures in your studio? The lighting is beautiful - hope you enjoy the sunny day:)

Cakies said...

Melissa these are beautiful! Wow... it makes you want to fly away into dream land. So lovely!!!

Oliver Rain said...

I love that skirt. I really need to sew more and I might use your sewing as my inspiration, if that's okay?

miss chris said...

This? Is wonderful. Thanks for sharing. xo

lera said...

Very sweet! And doesn't she look very pleased with her new skirt?!

Courtney said...

adorable, and a great idea for clothes that grow with you. I'm trying to come up with a few basic styles for Lucie that she can wear for a while, and then buy the rest...

luv Abby said...

gorgeous I love this skirt.... what a happy girl you must have.

Jess said...

As ever, a totally fantastic project.
I think that my hug-a-bug needs a twirly skirt to wear to dance class.
Did you paint the birds on that fabric?

Dawn Elizableth said...

Just lovely. Love how you stacked up the pillows for the picture.

Belinda said...

Just divine, I love how the birds appear to be flying across the skirt.

Also love the stack of pillows, any chance you could be convinced to share some corners of your home. I'm sure it's as gorgeous and well thought out as the beautiful clothes you make.

lynne said...

melissa, so fantastic!! i looove that picture of h. piled up on those pillows. and i love all of those birds flying around on there. you are AMAZING.

Carrie said...

Dresses inspired by movies,that's fun! My seamstress friend is going to make a mini emerald green dress inspired by the one Kiera Knightley wore in Atonement for her daughter! By the way,thank you for the Zola post because it helped me finish a crossword this weekend!

Alexandra said...

So adorable, and that photo of your daughter, too. It looks professional. Both do.

Joslyn said...

the skirt is divine and the pic on the stack of pillows is rather excellent too.

letter9 said...

Um, just so long as the skirt doesn't also attack you and peck you to death, as its inspiration (the Hitchcock) might suggest. THAT would be scary!

Kennedy & Friends Co. said...

i have been wanting to make a little skirt for my little girl....and once and for all i will overcome my fear of sewing clothes. you are a great inspiration! i love the skirt and the photo.

Rach said...

Just gorgeous. I would wear that every day too.

Little Munchkins said...

Oh my, what a beatiful skirt. I love birds (and fabric with birds) :)

little dresses said...

Oh how sweet! I love it! I have a freebie pattern on my blog you may like.

mikodesign said...

this is such a pretty skirt, I can see why she wants to wear it always!

little dresses said...

I'm glad you liked the dress pattern! Yes, I made the blue coat it was the first coat I ever made.


When will bloggers be able to respond to comments by email?!? I have thought about wordpress, and I have even opened an account, but I am still trying to work out getting my archives transfered. Yuck!

Poshyarns said...

So lovely and the colours you have used work really well, I can quite see why it is a favourite.

lowbeamstudios said...

With Spring around the corner, skirts and dresses are on my mind. That is on cute twirly skirt.

fanja said...

love the fabric and design, lucky girl!

Bethany Hissong said...

I just love that you translated a feeling in a movie to fabric!! That is cool. And the blue is beautiful...no wonder she wants to wear it frequently! I love watching old movies... we are avid Netflix customers too. And your husband is definately a keeper!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

That skirt is so sweet! I love it!

beetlegirl said...

What a lucky girl. This is lovely.

Cathy Nichols Art said...

You are SO talented. I love that your inspiration came from The Birds, too. You've transformed something scary into a thing of beauty. A true artist!!

Anonymous said...

It was certainly interesting for me to read the post. Thanx for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to them. I definitely want to read a bit more on that blog soon.

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