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Monday, May 26, 2008

Show and Tell Monday at MMP

It's Monday again and you know what that means--Show and Tell Monday! It's the day where the shops at Make Mine Pink share on our blogs what we have been doing. What have I been working on lately? It involves sewing of course! Here's my latest skirt:

And a close-up:


I have had so many customers ask me about designing skirts to flatter rounder figures. So, I added a contrasting border at the bottom, just as an experiment to see how it would work. I love the way it draws the eye down--away from the hips! I think this one is a keeper.

24 comments:

Lisa said...

Karen

Your creations are amazing. I love the solid color border, it looks great.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Susan said...

I love those skirts! My Mother calls them gypsy skirts! Being a former...well, still actually...flower child, I just love the look!

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Karen,

That is such a beautiful skirt. Love the small flora patterns on the fabric!

Pei Li

Inka Thomas said...

Yes that one is a keeper. Great idea and I love the color too!

Inka

Dianne - Mama's Pocketbook said...

Karen that skirt is AWESOME! Oh how gorgeous those colors are together. You really have a great eye for designing. I'm loving this new line of clothing you have going here. You have inspired me, and of course being your CT, I want to be just like you ... so I am going to try my hand at desiging vintage/retro reproduction dresses! I am going to have to get one of your skirts! But which one??? Hmmmm...
Great job my friend!
XOXO

Cottage Flair said...

Gorgeous color combinations. I think you accomplished your goal ... the border and tie sash draw the eye away. Just beautiful!

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

What a beautiful skirt! The border at the bottom looks perfect. You really do wonderful work!
Carrie

Marie said...

Hi Karen,
It is really lovely. I also love your photographs. They always look so professional.

Carol at Clutter Bug Studio said...

Karen, what a lovely skirt. I really like the color combination you chose. Thanks for thinking of us with more rounded figures. LOL

Beloved Creations said...

Karen, that skirt is beautiful. I love the contrasting hem and the material is just right and beautiful.

Joyce Lucas - Cottage Collections said...

I LOVE the skirt and the flattering design. What a great idea Karen. You are destined for GREAT thinks with your own designer line!
xxoo MB

Sharon said...

That skirt is perfect for 'classic curves'~ oxox~S

Susie said...

Karen, It sure is a keeper! I love the colors you selected.

Susie @ The Polka Dot Rose

Shabby Rose Cottage said...

Karen
What wonderfully fem designs! Love the skirt.

sita said...

YOu are a sewing fool! Your designs are wonderful. Do your daughters wear them? I just imagine you all having tea together dressed to a " tea"!

gail said...

Hi Karen, happy Memorial Day. Your new skirt is beautiful. I love the border around the bottom. Thats a very good idea. Your work is beautiful........happy creating,gail

Theresa said...

Karen,
As usual your design is fastidious. Every thing about your work from design to photography is so well thought out and executed. It is like you have a team of professionals hanging out at your house. Do you?
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

cathy said...

I think the border on the bottom DOES draw away from the hips. It's a beautiful outfit! Great job!

Debbie said...

Karen....that is a beautiful ensemble.....I love the belt and your new skirt is outstanding!

xo,
Debbie

Patricia said...

Karen, I'll say it's a keeper, sooo pretty. You do the nicest work. These skirts look so comfy and appear they will be nice and cool for summer.

Pat

K&E@forgetmenotdreams said...

You do such beautiful work Karen! Such a talented lady!
Eileen
www.forgetmenotdreams.com

Michelle M. May said...

Beautiful color choices Karen. The band around the bottom is so pretty.

Hugs,
Michelle

Cathy said...

Karen, I think you are right. This one is a "keeper". It definitely takes your eyes straight down instead of up near our hips and other fully stuff!

xoxox
Cathy

Craft Diva said...

beautiful skirt, karen. you are so talented!