Monday, March 8, 2010

Bark Cloth Skirts

Dear Friend...
I just adore bark cloth fabric!!!
But always stumble when it come to knowing what to do with it....
I like it but I really can't seem to find the right time to use it...
They are always bright-flowery or just not big enough to do the job...
I know there are a few friends who would be waving their arms about screaming....WHAT!!!
"I can think of heaps to do with it"...
But for me my little stash of ex curtain bark cloth has sat idle in my pile...until now...

Thanks to a crafty friend...
I have decided to have another go at making some clothes...
And the fact that my wardrobe is looking sadder by the day helped spur me on...
So after my first attempt...above...
I made another... top picture...I know quiet game of me...
And I even wore it out in public...
Yes to me sisters birthday...

So glad she made her own cupcake bouquet...
For I am certain my attempt at this would be disastrous...
Give me a hook and yarn any day over a piping bag and icing...

I have also started to repaint the kitchen walls...
I am not loving the all white so I have tried a very dark french blue...
I hope to have enough painted to take some pics soon...

So till next chat...
Regards dear friend and thanks for listening....
Michelle...

10 comments:

  1. I love your skirt! You have now inspired me to do some dressmaking again! I would love to see your kitchen photos when you have painted! suzie. xxx

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  2. Oh wow, it looks fabulous! There's nothing better than transforming a vintage curtain/tablecloth/bedspread into something new and hip... and of course if it's floral, then it's even better!

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  3. Your skirts are fabulous, well done
    Melissa x

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  4. what gorgeous skirts! I'm definitely in need of a wardrobe revamp, maybe I'll hunt down a barkcloth curtain. I bought my first vintage cotton sheet today, orange and pink, perhaps there's a sundress in it?

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  5. Greetings from Kansas in the US..
    I too, love old vintage little travel trailers..love seeing your pictures. And Bark Cloth..love that too. So glad to have discovered you. Have a great day.
    Cheers,
    Val

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  6. Hi, just found your lovely blog....looking forward to having a read through xxx

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  7. Great skirts Michelle - I love barkcloth - such a wonderful fabric. Your sisters bouquet is amazing - i would love to be able to decorate like that.

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  8. I love that skirt! You look fabulous!

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Thanks for "Loving The Vintage" as much as I do...