Who Am I?

So good she sewed it twice.

You know the routine by now. I like a pattern, I make a pattern, I make it again … ad infinitum until one of us gets bored.

This wool mix fabric was dear by Walthamstow standards, £4 a metre. Because it’s wool, the second version of the Woman’s Realm skirt really did demand a lining. And what a lining!

Love it. Love it, love it, love it.

The ribbon was rescued from a Links present a couple of years ago and has been sitting around all that time, just waiting to be paired with some fabulous red satin lining. (How many ribbons did you save this Christmas?) Hand sewing the hem and zipper lining was my treat as I watched Dr Who yesterday. I photographed the finished skirt this lunchtime, using one of my Christmas presents:

My new Gorillapod

Who would have thought that something named after a hairy primate could replace my boyfriend! With this and the tripod my sister has promised to give me (an old, discarded one of hers) I may well be on my way to abandoning the call of the blogger:

‘Take my photo, pleeeaassssse!’

The Gorillapod works fabulously with this little hand held camera, but our heavy SLR camera is too … well, heavy.

Don’t worry. Yesterday wasn’t all about sewing. Here’s my boyfriend dishing up Christmas dinner:

In the evening, I walked up the street to my friend’s house to play Christmas games including a round of ‘Who am I?’. Someone taped ‘Marquis de Sade’ to my forehead, and expected me to guess. Like I was EVER going to get that. Still, you should have heard some of the clues for the woman who was ‘Mel Gibson’. Bearing in mind his off-screen behaviour over recent years… Mel, your ears must have really been burning.



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8 Responses to Who Am I?

  1. KC says:

    “Who would have thought that something named after a hairy primate could replace my boyfriend!”

    I love it! You are so funny. I also love my gorilla pod. Now if only I could figure out how to use the timer.

  2. This is such a nice skirt!

    I’m definitely a pattern re-maker as well. No shame in it – it can take so long to fit a new pattern.

  3. Ceri says:

    Love it! I saved my Links ribbon too, but then I even save the little ribbons they put on the inside of clothes so they stay on the hangers…(is that sad?)


  4. Tilly says:

    When did you have time to make that?! Oh, is this the point when I should be getting out of bed and getting stuff done?

    Karen, you seem to have not one but two gorgeous fireplaces in the same room. This is just plain greedy. Can I have one?

  5. Roobeedoo says:

    Ooh – gorgeous skirt! And the red lining is perfect too! And I love your Christmas presents – a gorillapod eh? What a great device!

  6. zoe says:

    Happy Christmas Karen! That skirt looks gorgeous, and awesome use of reappropriated stash ribbon. Hope to see you in Feb for the Brighton fabric shopping mission xxxx

  7. Tasia says:

    Gorgeous skirt – the ribbon detail is just perfect! Nothing wrong with making the same pattern twice, if it works then why not?
    I’m intrigued by the gorillapod, that looks supremely helpful and handy when you lack a flat surface. Merry Christmas to you!

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