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A Skirt and a Sunset

Finally!! This is a bit delayed seeing as how I finished the skirt like, 2 weeks ago. Whatever. My bad 😉

Sooooo without further adieu, here’s my Colette Ginger Skirt made with Melody Miller’s Ruby Star Rising.

…and Lucille of course, since she photo bombed my shoot. What a ham.

This crazy Vermont weather is not treating my face so nicely! I have a major headache and my ears and nose are half stuffed up, half soggy. Kinda gross. But anyways, I’m really not feeling so hot. After a few photos I asked the Mr. if there was at least one good one in there, since it kinda hurts my brain to smile at the moment haha! Lovely, lovely sinus pressure.

I originally got dressed to go to my friend’s Roller Derby bout, but decided to bail last minute due to this headache. 🙁

Since I can’t leave a blog post on a downer note, here’s a totally UN-photoshopped photo of a sunset over my house that I took a few days ago…

Pretty beautiful huh?

I hope you’re enjoying your weekend so far! I’m off to find some NSAIDs. STAT.



  • Melody Miller

    man I love this skirt.  In fact, I ordered the pattern last night.  Gorgeous!

    • Well thank you!! It’s a GREAT pattern. Good fit and a really quick project. I’m all about the instant gratification sewing 😉 I have plans to make another one out of the new Red Cameo print! Maybe with some fandangled pockets though… I really love skirts/dresses with pockets. 
      The new collection is fabulous by the way. I’m in love with the typewriters! 

  • Verenezara2011

    This one is my favorite!  And not just because Lucille is in the photos lol!  Very cool print, loved the ribbon around your waist as well!  And the sweater! And the sunset!  I loved this entire post actually!  Should’ve just said that from the start.

    • You’re so funny 😉 and thanks Doll, it’s always a pleasure to read your comments. 

  • Miss Crayola Creepy

    Lucille is just the happiest dog!

    Love that fabric for your skirt. Actually, I like ALL your fabric choices! 🙂

    • Thank you! You know me, bright colors and prints! 😉

  • Wow! That sunset is amazing! I’m sorry you haven’t been feeling well but that skirt must sheer you up. Such a lovely print!

    • I was pretty amazed by the sunset myself.
      I do tend to dress brightly when I’m pretending I’m not sick haha! …I’m not getting sick, I’m not getting sick, I’m not getting sick! Actually I really don’t think I am because I feel loads better today 🙂 

  • Julia Diamente

    Lady, you are ace of base.
    You look marvellous in your fancy pants skirt.

    Yours truly, Julia Bobbin

    • Wha’ thank you da’lin! I like to be a fancy pants when ever possible 😉 

  • I also have this weird sinus, face blocked-ness problem. It’s horrid! I hope we feel better soon. The skirt is absolutely fabulous, I love it!! Talented lady, I’m jealous! (In a nice way of course.) Also, what does being a ham mean? I hear it a lot on blogs but England doesn’t know what it means haha. 

    • Thank you! 
      Being a “ham” means you’re a goofball who’s always in the spot light. I text my good friend who’s native to England and asked her what the UK equivalent was, but she hasn’t gotten back to me yet. I’ll keep you posted on that! p.s. I think the English have the best slang terms! 

      Feel better soon!

      • Well, on behalf of England, thank you for complimenting our slang terms haha. Some of them are pretty ridiculous. I cannot for the life of me think of a UK equivalent to being a “ham”. Perhaps I’ll just start using “ham” instead, I’ll bring it to the UK haha! 

        • That’s so funny! I think “ham” is a pretty well known/used term in the US. I guess we have more people here who enjoy “hammin’ it up” so a slang term was needed haha! You should totally bring it to the UK. My English friend has me saying “wobbly bits” and “swimming costume” now 😉

          • Believe it or not, Ham is in our dictionary!! Haha! Too funny…
            2 noun,verb, hammed, ham· actor or performer who operator of an amateur radio station.
            verb (used without object), verb (used with object) act with exaggerated expression of emotion; overact.
            Idiom4.ham it up, to overact; ham.Origin: 1880–85;  short for hamfatter,  after The Hamfat Man,  a blackminstrel song celebrating an awkward man

          • Oh yes! We use “hamming it up” when someone is exaggerating but I just didn’t connect it to a person actually being a ham haha. How amusing. I just think of meat the entire time though haha.  

            Isn’t language sharing fun!? 🙂

  • Eek! Let’s hope your headache and poor nose clears up soon! 

    I love, love, love your skirt! That fabric is so fun and I love all the colours. It’s always nice to see Miss Lucille in your photos, too. 🙂

    As to the Sewing Through the Decades Challenge, there isn’t a deadline, so feel free to join and sew along!

    • Thanks! And I’m so excited to hear there’s no deadline, I will definitely be joining up on that one in the next few months!!

  • Can I just commission some skirts from you? haha I need like…a hundred. 

    • Hahah! I totally would, but it’s hard to guarantee they would fit you if you weren’t here to try all one hundred of them on. BUT! …I may just be able to make you one since it’s an easy pattern and I like you a little bit 😉 

      •  I wasn’t fishing for free stuff, I swear.

  • sallieforrer

    Holy Crap to that Sunset!! I mean…that shouldn’t be legal…

    Sorry about the sinus headache (ugh!) Maybe the crazy weather will move on quickly and you’ll soon be relieved. 

    Skirt is so cute! That Ginger pattern is a good one. Truly classic. And that picture of Lucille’s head in your lap is priceless!

    • Isn’t it beautiful?! Vermont is very beautiful minus the 9 inches of snow, followed by 70 degree weather 3 days later! I really can’t blame my sinuses for trying to deal with that. That’s just crazy. 

      This was my first ginger skirt and it’s a great pattern! Lucille has her face near me every moment she can 🙂 She’s a mama’s girl.

  • angie.a

    I really need to try out my Ginger pattern, it looks so quick and easy. Great print and adorable skirt!  

    •  ps…I have had that exact headache for nearly a week! I feel some better this weekend. I hope you do too!

    • It’s a very quick weekend project, and a great little skirt! Highly recommended! Hope you feel better soon 🙂

  • Renae A

    That is an awesome skirt and such a cute outfit!

  • Gosh, this is cute as can be!  Hope you feel better soon.  🙁

  • Sorry your head hurts 🙁 You look adorable and THAT FACE ON LUCILLE. I want to smoosh her jowls!

    • Thank you, and yes Lucille has THE BEST smooshy face! I smoosh it a lot 🙂 

  • Oh my goodness, your entire outfit is just perfection. You look so cute! I am drooling over that skirt, the pattern, the colors, EVERYTHING.

    Also, I am so sorry about your headache/sinus’. Jen is VERY allergic to nearly everything outdoors, so she’s feeling very similar and I wish I could do more for her!

    • Thank you! You’re too sweet!! 

      I’m sorry to hear Jen isn’t feeling well either 🙁 Stupid allergies!