Last week we were tagged by Michelle from Falafel and The Bee in the series “Blog Around the World.” Several sewing/quilting bloggers have been doing this, and we are excited to be invited to share too! (Thanks to the amazing Amy of nanaCompany, who offered the above image to anyone participating.) Here are the questions we were asked to answer. Everyone on the series is answering these questions, and it’s fun to follow the trail and read everyones answers.
What am I working on?
Since the Black Friday sales were just too irresistible, we sort of splurged. (But don’t tell Mr. Skirt Fixation, okay?) So we are working feverishly to justify some of the purchases we made by sewing them up. For example, we got these two patterns from Shwin & Shwin:
And this box of fabric arrived the other day.
So I am up to my elbows in jacket sewing!
How does my work differ from others in its genre?
Well, if this is your first time here, you may not have noticed, but we do skirts! Skirts are our main focus…but since you can’t wear only skirts (or you might look like this) we do sew some other things too.
We try to have fun on the blog as well as just showcase a bunch of skirt goodness. Here is a list of some of the fun events we do on the blog:
Challenge Create: Fabric Swap (new edition coming in 2015!!!)
We also refashion a lot! We have so many more ideas and fun stuff planned for 2015, so you will want to stick around and check back often! (Or you could subscribe to our emails and get us in your inbox! See the top of the sidebar…)
Why do I create what I do?
Is 6 feet tall enough of an answer? Well, combine that with a promise I made myself about 10 years ago not to suppress my creative side, and 7 children who are constantly growing and needing clothing and the result is a lot of creating.
How does my creative process work?
It’s a combination of what we need and what we want to make! We keep a blog planner since there are a few of us (mother and 3 daughters) working on Skirt Fixation together, and weekly we sit down together and decide who is going to post on which day. We always factor in other sewing challenges/competitions in the blog world, and items that are needed, and combine the two. Then we pick out patterns and fabric, if necessary, and if we are smart, we run those by Mr. Skirt Fixation. He truly is the style consultant for Skirt Fixation! (Oooops, the secret is out! Sorry, Mr. Skirt Fixation!!) Then we begin to sew, photograph, write and blog. We love working together on this process because each of us has unique and inspiring ideas that the others don’t and this helps keep us all creating together.
We nominate (to continue the hop in the new year…everyone is so busy during the holidays):
Teresa from Dandelion Drift
Angela from Work Pray Sew