Tuesday, August 10, 2010

my first moda bake shop project!

So here's what I have been hiding from you:

It's my very first Moda Bake Shop project, a skirt!  If you sew, and you don't know about Moda Bake Shop, get on over there right away.  It is a fantastic blog full of imaginative projects using Moda pre-cut fabrics.  I have had so much fun with this.  My awesome friend Jen took me down to the Mayfield Nature Preserve here in Austin and we had our own little photo shoot. 

It's so wonderful having a friend like Jen!  She is a crafty kindred spirit for sure -- she helped me learn how to knit, and we love doing all kinds of crafty things together.  One time we even conquered the yarn shop hop with two fussy nursing infants in tow!  So if you live anywhere from San Antonio to Dallas, she's your girl for portraits and weddings.  Her blog has more samples so check it out.  Here's some shots from our fun morning in the park:

I am not a professional model by any means, but I can read a book.

And walk through a door.

And stand still on high heels!  Not bad for someone who wears flip flops all the time.

But someone else wanted their picture taken, too.

Jen was laying on the ground all twisted up like a pretzel, shooting away, and he just wandered into the frame.  Not that I'm complaining.  Look at those colors!  Nothing I could make could compare to God's creativity in making this guy. 

I also did a few poses in front of this cool rock wall.

And in front of this cute door.  You can't even tell that I'm gagging from the smell -- this is the peahen house.  My modeling skills are amazing.

All joking aside, I do really love how this skirt turned out, and if you know me in person you can expect to see me wearing it a lot.  With my flip flops.

If you want to make one too, head on over to the tutorial here.
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  1. Just saw your skirt on Modo Bake Shop. Was surprised to see it was your first project there - you did a great job and gave a great tutorial. I have been out of sewing mode for some time, but this has got me excited to jump in again. Nice job on your blog too.
    A fellow sister in Christ.

  2. very cute project Amy! And your modeling is superb. :)

  3. I absolutely love this. You did a great job in designing this!! I can't wait to see more from you.

  4. Great Job! Congrats on your fab modeling and also your adorable skirt! : )

  5. fabulous skirt and I really *did* have fun in the 300 degree (what? it wasn't that hot out? Only 100 degree?) heat! You rock!

  6. thanks for all of the kind comments! Send me a photo if you make a magic skirt of your own!

  7. I can't wait to make my skirt and one for my daughter too. Wouldn't this be cute in Halloween fabrics? Or Christmas prints? I think I better get busy. Thanks for sharing your creations with us.

  8. This is AWEsome! I just found your blog via Moda Bake Shop. I've so been wanting to make a skirt, and your tute is so clear and simple to follow. Thanks so much! I will be back to explore your fun blog again!

  9. Thank you for the tutorial! I just found it this morning and made the skirt today using a solid blue and my strips are from a Hunky Dory charm pack. I love it! I did end up modifying mine a little. After I put the elastic in I realized that my shirts don't really work with a skirt that full (I usually wear just jeans). So I ended up cutting the sides smaller and putting in a zipper.

  10. Wow, a Moda Bake Shop project! How exciting! Can't wait to see what else you create! Congrats!


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