4.21.2008

wilderness wanderings skirt




As our fairy tale girls and boys always seem to be getting lost in the woods, I've designed this skirt to help them find their way back home. (The boy version is in the design process). With lots of pockets, there is ample room to conveniently hold bread crumbs, pebbles (or with my kids, "abc" gum or even clumps of mud!) to mark the path back home from the dark, foreboding woods. The skirt is made from heavy linen, the pockets of a variety of cheerful cotton prints, the waistband of ticking.

29 comments:

elliebelle said...

What a wonderful skirt! I wish that as adults we could wear a full skirt like this and not feel silly. I am always so impressed with the garments you make. :)

Carrie said...

Beautiful background,delightful skirt!

fanja said...

I love pockets, i love the purpose of these ones.. the skirt is gorgeous,it has some great texture and patterns. x

eva said...

oh this such a good idea!
my 5year old son and 3 year old daughter are in the woodforest-kindergarden...they collect EVERYTHING :)
lg eva

lera said...

Ack! Another great one, Melissa! (I adore your model!)

Cakies said...

wow!!! I love the background too! Is this in your house... if it is, man you have the greatest walls!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful story and skirt. How do you do those backgrounds? Do you photoshop them in? They are absolutely stunning.

little dresses said...

It is just too cute! I love it!

eBirdie said...

Wow, instant favorite! It's lovely.

kirsten said...

oh, wow, i SO love this idea!

lynne said...

melissa, i LOVE all of those pockets!!!

and the background is fantabulous!

Bethany Hissong said...

Another adorable idea! It looks so cute on her! Do you actually make these backgrounds lifesized or are you playing in photoshop?? I think there's a book waiting to be published here! All you have to do is compile all of your great photography and your instructions for these wonderful clothes! I would buy it in a heartbeat just to see all the pictures!

kate said...

love it! love the pockets especially, so so lovely.

Emily said...

Obviously we're all thinking the same thing today, because that is the first thing I thought of, too, about the backgrounds...

LaMammina said...

It's lovely!

Linnea said...

It is wonderful! I am sure it will be an adventure for you to empty the pockets! I am so excited to see the boy version!!!

Dawn Elizableth said...

The skirt is fabulous and I love the pose.

Audrey said...

Fantastic! I can't wait for the boys version. We definitely love pockets! I love your take on the woods! We'd love to hop into that picture with you!

lowbeamstudios said...

I have been reading your blog for awhile. I love all the clothes. Where do you both get your patterns/inspiration?

Bec said...

I think I need a skirt like this. Keeping odd bobs and things like buttons, tissues, hair clips and baby spoons in your jeans pockets is just not right (and it makes your bum look lumpy!!!). Maybe I might make myself an apron in this style - lots of higgledy piggledy pockets scattered randomly over it...ooooh, now you've got me all inspired. Thank-you :)

Kari said...

So cute. My girl's pockets are always full of little trinkets. Another brilliant idea!

just be said...

Love it, the whole mood of it is fab.love, love ,love linen.
And the book idea should be considered....

I hope you're not like me and forget to empty pockets before laundering... yes always a regrettful mess.

valentinamama said...

love love love everything...your fairytale pocket skirt, your story, cutie model, backdrop (wow), perfectly dreamy!!! my kiddos adore pockets too.

sew nancy said...

I absolutely adore this
Do you buy your linen at Gray Line in NY or elsewhere? I am looking for a good source. Thanks

Hello, I'm Sally. said...

What a great skirt. My daughter would fill all the pockets with rocks and leaves, she's a little collector. Also can't wait to see the boy version.

Dawn said...

Very nice site...wonderfully written with photos. I would love to link you in on my blog..creativeendeavors-dawn.blogspot.com. I will be back. Keep up the good work. How lucky you are to have a sister to do this with! Blessed!
Dawn

amy said...

this is a wonderful skirt. my daugther would definitely put her breadcrumbs in it. just lovely!

blissbelly said...

Just discovering your blog...what a great skirt! I am just learning to sew (in addition to working as an acupuncturist, freelance writer and editor, and have 2 wee ones...so it's slow going). Seeing your mastery inspires me to give a small project a try.

Mary Beth said...

It's darling. I love the pockets and all the fabric and can't wait to see the boy version.