How does my garden grow? Well it’s got a few weeds but that’s ok with me!

I love a good flower. I’m not one of your weirdo obsessives though. I don’t walk around every day with flowers in my hair (although I have been to San Francisco and it was really good) and I’m not a flower power tree hugging hippy.

If only I looked as good as this I might become a flower power tree hugging hippy!

Maybe if I looked as good as this I would seriously considered becoming a flower power tree hugging hippy!

When it comes to flowers I like to grow them, I like cut flowers in my house, I like pictures of flower gardens full of flowers, I like finding them growing wild and I just love being given bunches of flowers. In other words stick a pot on my head and call me Daisy!

I’m also no shrinking violet when it comes to buying fabric with flowers on it.  I have been known to purchase the odd metre or two or three of floral fabric. Of course once I buy all this fabric I drool over it and stroke it gently while imaging the fabulous garments I will create. After that I shove it away in my stash until I can’t remember what type of fabric it is, when I bought it or even how long I have owned it!  Oh sewing is so much fun!!!

Anyhow that’s pretty much how I came to choose this fabric for a skirt I am now making – I know it’s cotton and I think I bought it on ebay but that’s about all.

Bloomin' marvellous

Bloomin’ marvellous

Because I am two seconds away from being some kind of sewing whizz genius I am using my own self drafted pattern block for this skirt.  I actually made this pattern block a few years ago.  It still fits pretty good ( I have gotten a little bit chubbier since 2006 but let’s not talk about that) and with a few slight adjustments, a couple of tweaks, some good guesswork and a promise to myself that I will soon be back in my totally awesome 2006 body shape again, the pattern was good to go.  Too easy really.

After what seemed like days and nights of concentrated thought I came to a momentous decision – I’d step out of my comfort zone and let my head go by… LINING THIS SKIRT!  Waaaa! Talk about a walk on the wild side!  Life doesn’t get much more exciting than this.  What can I say – I’m a thrill seeker who likes living on the edge.

Once I made the decision to “posh up” this skirt with lining it came together really quickly. As you can see below it looks ok so far. (notice the steel and plastic bits inside me and I only have one very skinny leg -lol bet you weren’t expecting that)

Nearly finished

Nearly there

View of the lining - so posh!

View of the lining – so posh!

It’s not quite a done deal. I Googled how to add the lining (is there anything that Google can’t do) and surprise surprise I didn’t stuff it up. I also had a bit of trouble with the invisible zip. It didn’t look right the first time or the fourteenth time so back to Google again to get it right.

This fabric always brings a smile to my face and for that reason I think I will wear this skirt a lot. Maybe its a flower thing!

I have started making a top to wear with it but that isn’t finished yet either. Two projects not finished. Do I hear the words uncommitted,  disorganised, a starter not a finisher, slack brained bubblehead???  Nooooooo!

The reason both of these projects are not finished is because I have gone on a holiday!  When I started making them I was in Brisbane but right now I am in the good Ol’ USA.

This girls at Graceland y'all

This girl’s at Graceland!

I’m having a little holiday but I’ll be home soon.

Take care y’all

About Sew it up Buttercup

I love to sew and I love to talk about sewing. I also love reading about fashion designers and how they develop their ideas.
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3 Responses to How does my garden grow? Well it’s got a few weeds but that’s ok with me!

  1. What a fun print! I always shy away from prints and am amazed when others seem to find excellent ones.

    I was in Memphis a few years back on a weekend when they got 5″ of snow. The entire city went into shock, and I went to Graceland. 🙂 There were three other people there besides me. The docents answered all my questions with spare time to chat, and I was able to linger and see everything. It was a lot of fun and it really helped me see why people loved Elvis so much. I hope your trip is also as fun is it can be!


    • Thanks Theresa,
      We had a great time travelling around the U.S. We went to so many wonderful places and the people we met were so warm and friendly.
      Glad you like my print fabric. It’s funny how some things can cheer you up just by looking at them. This skirt is definitely in that category for me 🎈🎈🎈


  2. Very nice print! I love colourful prints in the summer time especially.


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