Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The AP Scholar Skirt


I finished this skirt late. It was supposed to be for one of my daughter's birthdays. So instead of a birthday skirt, I told her she can wear it for the dreadful AP (Advanced Placement) test on Friday. Works for me.

10 comments:

Annapurna said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the kindest of all comments I received. You have a very entertaining blog. Very interesting. Love the pictures, your projects, videos, everything. Will be back for more. Lovely skirt and idea.

toxiferous said...

That skirt is so great! I may be a little biased because those colors are some of my favorites but it's absolutely gorgeous.

Lottery Girl said...

Annapurna,

Thank you for the lovely compliment! I am so glad you stopped in.

Lottery Girl said...

Toxiferous,

Thanks a million for the compliment! I appreciate you stopping in.

My Paper World said...

Wow! The skirt is GORGEOUS!! and I LOVE, LOVE the colours!

Lottery Girl said...

MPW:

I'm so glad you like it! Thanks for the lovely compliment, and thanks for stopping in.

Rhea said...

Very cute skirt! I'm impressed you made it. My son's school has a 50's day coming up tomorrow, and that skirt would be perfect (well, not for him. lol).

Cate said...

I love that skirt.

In fact, I want to make one for myself. Can you tell me where I can find that pattern?

Lottery Girl said...

Rhea,

Thank you so much! My kids love those dress-up days at school.

Lottery Girl said...

Cate,

Here's the skinny on the skirt:

Butterick, 4520
The green fabric is actually from the home decorating side of the store, and comes in probably six or seven colorways, all stunning. I want the pale blue with brown ribbon fabric for me! Oh, and of course, I'll need a dupioni silk blouse to match.

If you like to sew, see if you can sign up online so that they notify you about sales on the patterns. I only sew a couple times per year, but this still comes in handy. They notify of a one-day sale where all the patterns sell for $4.99 or $5.99, which is a significant savings. I don't know if you saw the dress I made for my daughter (Check out April's posts) but that was a Vintage Vogue pattern that I got on sale.

BTW, I am making the same skirt again for the other daughter. Will look very different. I'll post it when I'm done! Thanks for stopping in!