27 November 2008

Giving Thanks

There is much to be thankful for!  I remember often all that I am thankful for, so it's definitely not limited to today.  But today I am thankful for Whole Foods, which prepared much of our Thanksgiving dinner so that we could relax, hang out together, take pictures, and blog!  LOL  I'm also thankful for a few extra things, like easy skirt patterns that give good results, tall heels that don't hurt much, clothing swaps, and very warm Thanksgiving days.

Butterick 4924 was so easy to whip up!  I have attempted several Butterick patterns in the past with generally bad results, almost always due to fit.  They have been like New Look patterns for me, where the smallest size still requires some grading down (i.e. a combination of prayer and luck).  In this skirt pattern, I actually went up to the second smallest size and the fit is just right (thank you, post-baby waistline!  Ha-ha).

If you're looking for a little party skirt, I strongly recommend this pattern.  A couple of sewing notes: I sewed View C, which should have a contrast band, but I left off the contrast band.  This means my actual skirt is something like 17 or 18 inches from waist, not the 23 inches it would have been with the contrast band.  Also, the skirt is actually meant to sit at the natural waist.  After years of low-waisted options, some intentional and some just too big, I really like the way this skirt feels!  

Thank you so much for reading, for commenting, for sewing, for inspiring.  If you're celebrating today, Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Cute outfit! I adore skirts so I will try this one. Chicago is beautiful today too. but probably a few degrees lower than where you reside!

  2. Sleeveless! I'm so jealous!! It's cute, too.

  3. Look at you! So cute from head to toe!!! Excellent taste as always...hope you had a great day!

  4. Antoinette, that entire outfit looks AMAZING! I love it!

  5. That is so cute, and the shoes are to die for!

  6. CUTE outfit. I love it. Looks great on you!


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