Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Red shoes

I was running some errands last week, Useful errands, not shopping for the pure pleasure of shopping. Suddenly, I spotted those red boots in a shop window.
(I kept the cat and the birds on the picture, to prove you that the witch of the previous post is really me)

I kept saying to myself that they were too fancy, perfect for my daughters but not for a 50something lady (or witch), that I had nothing to wear with them, etc... But if you have read tales, you know you can't resist red shoes. So I went back to the shop the day after, and tried them. At least, the story would be over since I can't find a pair of boots that fits me. I can't imagine those would fit. Well, you know how red shoes behave. They did fit. So, what was I to do?????
Buy them, and stop by the fabrics shop on my way home to find some "sober" fabrics to go with those fancy boots :-)

Pattern Description:
At work or at home, this bright yellow basic will chase away those storm clouds! The A-line shape, small patch pockets on the front, a front hip yoke and faced waist lend this skirt Sixties appeal.
Pattern Sizing:
size 40
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
In fact, I did not follow the instructions from the magazine but from Deb Thompson  who provided an illustrated step by step
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the A shape
Fabric Used:
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I cut the back middle in two in order to sew the zipper there.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think I would use it again
I needed a skirt in a hurry, and I made this one in one (big) afternoon. So it was perfect.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Those boots are worth the effort of making a skirt to go with them. I think you are allowed to wear what you want at this age. :)

Susan Elliott said...


And I'm SO glad you went back and bought them! Good for you!

Cat with a Garden said...

The boots are pawsome! So cool that you bought them.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Those boots are perfectly wonderful. Everybody needs a pair of red boots/shoes and these are perfect!

Gail said...

I love the boots and would wear them. Unfortunately my 13 year old daughter wants a pair just like them which would rule them out for me. I love that skirt pattern. It seems to work in all fabrics.

HubbleSpacePaws said...

I agree with Lisa. At our age, we are entitled to enjoy things that make us smile... and not give a hoot what anyone else thinks! Glad you went for it! :-)

Joyce said...

Every girl needs a nice pair of red boots. At a certain age you can please yourself and not worry about what others think. I'm off now to search for a pair of red boots for myself!

JoWynn Johns said...

Red PLAID boots. Omigod! I want to see you wearing them, with the skirt. C'mon. Picture, please!

Kristy Chan said...

Oh now I am definitely making this skirt in a solid colour when winter rolls around here in a few months. And I can't believe you had to think twice about those fab boots! You're lucky that they were still there....

Rosemary said...

Love the boots and the matching bag............and I would say you are not too old! Great skirt impressed you whipped it up in an afternoon.