Friday, August 22, 2014

My Rae skirt goes to Rome

I was a pattern tester for the Sewaholic Rae skirt several months ago. I kept forgetting to take pictures, so I threw it in my suitcase to take some pictures of it in Europe. We drove from the Amalfi coast up to Rome and spent a day in Rome. This was due to flights: all the flights from Naples to Corsica were around 700 euros, and if we flew from Rome to Corsica, it was something like 77 euros total. Plus we already had a rental car, and Andrew loves driving, so that was an easy decision. 

Sewing the skirt is super easy, as it meant to be a very very beginner's pattern. It is just an easy skirt to make and took me an afternoon. My fabric is some random knit from JoAnn. Probably the worst part of pattern testing is due to the time constraints, I always end up using some less-than-ideal, shit fabric from Jo-Ann. I don't think the pattern suggested knits, but all of the other prints were hideous. 
My crappy knit fabric
From our hotel room balcony on the Amalfi coast. 
 Later that day at the Coliseum:
 If I had actually made it for vacation, I would have chosen a brighter and more fun print. And maybe hem it a little shorter too. It's kind of a frumpy length, I think. For me and my short legs.

While in Corsica, it rained and then we got to see a double rainbow!!
 I also surprised Andrew with a pig pastry from the patisserie! So cute and it was chocolate on the inside and cake.
Any suggestions for online photo albums? I think I had a flickr account many moons ago. I would be very happy to never put anything on facebook ever again, but my mom wants to see our vacation pictures. Ideas? :)

3 comments:

  1. Hi Molly - I love your vacation photos - especially the pig pastry! When Flickr changed everything a while back, I opened a free account with Ipernity and have been pretty happy with it. It looks/acts a lot like Flickr did before the drastic changes. Happy sewing! Diana in No. Cal.

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  2. I really love your photos of the trip! So if the pig pastry was for Andrew who got the chocolate? It looks so good! Your skirt is beautiful! I love the fabric.

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