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The Eagerly-Awaited Skirt Giveaway Remake Results!

giveaway skirt remake results

Allllllllllright!  Now we apologize first of all for keeping you waiting, but yesterday we were on the go all day long, and we haven’t gotten mobile blogging down pat yet, so without further ado, we present the Skirt Giveaway Remake Results!

Just to refresh your memory, here is the before skirt once again.  We were given it by a grandma lady, and it was won by another dear Grandma.

free white stag skirt!

Here is what Grandma M. said about her remake process:

Well, I finally was able to get to this skirt!!  It took me most the day Saturday to get it done, but I enjoy sewing & love the end product!  I patterned it after one of my favorite skirts from days gone by, you maybe remember the flannel skirt in greens, maroons & creme colors?  Anyway, the giveaway skirt took longer b/c of being made from rayon, needed lots of edge finishing & since I’d cut it twice there were lots of edges to attend to. 
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And it’s very “full & flowing” with a bottom circumference of about 10 1/2 feet and a finished length of 41″  :O)  This skirt took lots of math & measuring, so might be in the advanced sewing bracket.  I took a close-up to show the braided pattern in the black material that I used.  It was some from (one of my daughters) projects from high-school.  :O) 
giveaway skirt remake resultsWhat a gorgeous skirt remake!  To tell the truth, we couldn’t imagine what to do with such a “grandma” skirt, and we were so excited to see the results of whoever won!  What a fabulous remake.  We are absolutely bowled over!  So now Allegra and Aria have one Grandma who they hope to inherit fashion sense from, and another Grandma who they hope to inherit sewing ability from!  What an incredible sewing talent, and such great vision.
skirt giveaway remake resultsWe love how you paired this fantastic new skirt with a coordinating sweater and black jacket and boots.  What a great autumn combination.  Bring on the falling leaves and amazing fall colors!  Grandma M. will be there right in the middle of the action, in her beautiful new skirt.
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 So now you know what to do!  Leave Grandma M. some comment love and tell her what a great seamstress she is!  For that matter, tell her what a great Grandma she is!  Tell us about one of your Grandma’s and what she sewed!  Or let us in on your latest sewing project!  How about telling us about your favorite skirt?  We’d love to hear from you!

Make it beautiful,

Audrey

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Skirt Alert! and Giveaway Winner!

floral skirt

Today’s Skirt Alert includes celebrity skirts!

lace skirt

First up is Beyonce in a lace coverup skirt on the beach in Brazil on September 17.  What a swimsuit coverup!  She wears this one with flair!  I think she actually wore this one to several functions during the day…must have been super comfortable!

floral skirt

Katie Holmes wore a cute floral skirt to a fashion show September 11.  She paired it with a green top, matching the foliage rather than the flowers.  Cute, cute, cute!  Looks sort of vintage, if you ask us!  Love the creamy clutch too.

olivia palermo skirt

We found a totally cute outfit that Olivia Palermo wore to a fashion show on September 16, on What She Wore, one of our favorite websites for finding celebrity skirts. This picture shows Ms. Palermo in a navy blue ensemble comprised of a skirt, shirt, and jacket. We love the shoes that she wore with this outfit, and we adore the asymmetrical zipper on her jacket.

Well, that’s this week’s skirt alert; let us know what you think of the chosen outfit in the comment section.

free white stag skirt!

And now for our free skirt giveaway winner!

The random number generator picked “Gramma Mary” who commented the following!

I have very few memories of any of my grandparents because they were all gone by the time I was 8 years old. But I do remember spending a couple weekends with my mom at her folks. I loved to sit & watch my Gramma iron. I was intrigued because she still used two old “flat-irons”, keeping one on the old cookstove to heat, while ironing with the other one – hot off the stove! But before you think this was way, way back, it took place in the 60′s. My grandparents were in their 80′s & chose not to update their home with all the “modern” inventions. :o )

This gramma was a seamstress by trade. My mom said she could look at a dress in a store & then go home & cut a pattern out of newspaper & sew it up. Maybe that’s why the women of our family like to sew & re-invent and do it so well! :O)

So be watching your mailbox Gramma Mary!  You’ll be receiving the skirt soon!  We can’t wait to see what she refashions it into!  We’ll keep everyone updated and post the end result as soon as we get it!

Always be Exciting,

Allegra.

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Skirt Giveaway! Grandparents Theme Week

free white stag skirt!

free white stag skirtThis week we are so excited for all the fun to come! Yesterday was Grandparents Day, and we sure think Grandparents are wonderful!  We were blessed with some really awesome Grandparents and great-Grandparents!  We thought that each of us would share a little grandparent love, and then we have a way for you to join in!

To start off the week with a bang, we’re holding a skirt giveaway!  We’re offering the Grandma skirt pictured above.  We got this skirt from a dear grandma lady, and we’re going to share it with you!  It is a White Stag size 8 women’s skirt.  We’re quite sure you could come up with a really cute refashion for it!  Will you attach it to the bottom of a denim mini?  Will you make it into a pillow?  Will you add some purple lace to the bottom and go?  Will you cut it into strips and incorporate it into a quilt?  Will you shorten it to a mini?  We can’t wait to see what the winner refashions!  Here’s how it works; Leave a comment, and tell us something about one of your grandparents.  Agree to send us a photo of the (re)finished product if you’re the winner of the random drawing!  That’s it!  On September 21, we will draw the winner, and send the lucky person the skirt!  So without further ado, here are our Grandparent memories:

Audrey:

My Grandma is the greatest lady in the world!  If I turn out to be even 1/2 the woman she is, I’ll be blessed!  I love the way she laughs so hard tears come leaking out the corner of her eyes.  When I walk into her kitchen, the smell brings tears to my eyes…there is no better smell, and no matter how hard I try, I cannot replicate that smell!  One year Grandma gave me some blackberry jam she’d made from the berries in her garden, and I savored each and every bite!  Since this is a skirt blog, I must mention my Grandma’s sense of style!  I covet her timeless, classy style.  A smart lady, she was the secret behind my Grandpa’s business success.  Quiet, soft, strong, and steady, my Grandma loves to feed the birds and discuss ways to outwit the squirrels.  One thing I wish she would teach me is how to fold fitted sheets neatly.  I’m convinced she irons them although she laughingly protests she doesn’t!  One of my goals in life is to become as much of a lady as she is.

Allegra:

My Grandma M. is a big encouragement to me. I am thankful that she is such a loving grandmother that really likes to sew as much as I do. I love it when she helps me on sewing projects- I learn so much!  One time she showed me how to make a renaissance costume!  I loved it! I am also thankful that she taught my mom to sew, otherwise I wouldn’t know how!!! She has a very comfortable style, and she wears a lot of skirts! She likes denim skirts, which is something that we share in common:)

Aria:

My Grandmother is so nice, as all Grandmas’ should be. She goes to Goodwill once or twice a week, and sometimes brings us the cutest things. It really was her who introduced us to Shelly, at Shelly’s Boutique. Sometime she’ll take Allegra and me to the mall as a birthday present. Sometimes, when we go to a second-hand store, we’ll see a skirt that looks like her style. We always see if she wants it before we remake it. I wonder if there is a best grandma award, I think if there was, I would give it to her.

Annie:

I like my Grandma because she came to our house and she’s my mom’s Mom.  She read me Mary Poppins.  I like my other Grandma because she comes on Wednesday and helps us clean the house.  My great-Grandma has lots of toys in her basement, a bunch and I wish we could go there more often to play with them.  I like all my Grandma’s skirts!

Well, that’s our memories and Grandparent love!  Be sure to enter the skirt giveaway by leaving us a comment about one of your grandparents!