For those of you unfamiliar with Daphne, I am referring to one of the girls on the classic cartoon Scooby- Doo. ( I think I should let it be known that I actually despise Scooby-Doo, simply because it was the most frightening cartoon show ever!) But back to the skirt, I finished this skirt and paired it with a lovely vintage scarf, to which one of my teenaged brothers loudly exclaimed that I looked like Daphne. Sigh. So, caring entirely too much about the opinion of my brother, I opted for a necklace and ditched the scarf.
|I used the pattern on the right.|
Lets get to the details now, shall we?
- Pattern: McCalls 5004 circa 1976 from an estate sale
- Fabric: Pink cotton broadcloth from an estate sale ~$.50
- Notions: One 7" zipper also from an estate sale and thread, of course, which cost a ridiculous $4 at Joanns.
- Design Changes: I cut 4 inches off the bottom as this skirt is much longer than the pic leads you to believe. I haven't hemmed the skirt yet because I am debating about chopping off another two inches or so. What do you all think about the length? I also sewed a lapped zipper instead of a centered one per the pattern instructions.
- Make again? I may make this again if I want another slightly high-waisted A-line skirt.
Now, for the details of the outfit.
- Cardigan: Rafaella, thrifted
- Cami: Eddie Bauer, on clearance from website
- Shoes: Worthington, from JcPenney
- Necklace: Vintage, from an estate sale
Hopefully, I will be able to write another installment of Sewing Blogs: Spread the Love in the next few days.