July 23, 2012

Little Gnome Skirt

Just finished this little skirt, from the extra fabric I had from the dress. I really love this fabric, and like I said in my last post, I had to have some more of it. I just got a meter of it in the mail on Saturday, and it will be tucked away for future grandchildren :)
I think it is a pretty versatile fabric, as it can be worn in the fall with a little turtle neck,
or a nice little light weight top like the dotted Swiss one that is also in the shop.

I bought some beautiful Italian wool the other day to start on some fall/winter garments. I love this fabric store that I go to in Berkeley, because they have the most gorgeous fabrics from designers, and clothing manufactures, and they usually have really good prices, on these luxury fabrics. I'm excited to make some little jackets or vests with them.

Hard to think about woolens when it is so toasty outside though! I just don't want to be behind like I was last year. I'm really still feeling my way around with Etsy. I think it really takes time to figure out just how much you want to produce, and the time you want to put in it. The main thing is, that I like doing it at my own pace and not thinking I'm going to make a ton of money out of it. It just brings me joy to create little pieces of clothing, and for right now, that is OK.
Right now it is really fun coming up with the color story and the look of the pieces I want to make. I will start cutting into the wool this week, and start to shop for some more fall looking fabrics. Each season always brings a bit of excitement with big plans and ideas.
I'm sad that I didn't get to do all the summer ideas I had, but I guess I'll keep them for next year.

I'll be back soon with more photos of the fabrics and some fun ideas!!


  1. The little skirt turned out darling. Love the contrasting ruffle.i would love to see two sisters together, one wearing this skirt, the other wearing the little dress you showed us the other day. It would make for sweet memories.
    I am glad you are getting on the "fall" path - although the temp outside is ridiculously hot, I, too, have autumn colors, wool, and projects on the brain.
    I can't wait to see the fall fabrics you have chosen. Wish I could have gone shopping with you.

  2. My friend's little girl bought the dress, and the skirt was sold to a little girl in Canada. I would love to be able to make more things with the fabric, but for only a meter, I paid $21.00. I did buy one more meter, but I'm saving it for future grandkids :) I really wish I could find similar fabric here so I wouldn't have to spend so much.