Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Inwhich We Delve Into Marcia's Sordid Past:

Ok, Marcia's past isn't that sordid. And she's going to stop talking about herself in the third person.

That's better.

My first boyfriend my freshman year in college was Brian. I thought he was dreamy. He thought I was dreamy. But we never really made it past that first month of dreaminess, and then I met Matt.

And then Matt and Brian had the same major. And became close friends. And were roommates together in London.

And then Brian came to the fabulous Marcia and Matt wedding of Petron margaritas (or, at least, I think that's all that Brian remembers). And then I was lucky enough to go to a wedding in Minnesota with him and his gorgeous girlfriend Alli this summer.

Alli (who I like to call Guest for reasons that are evident in Brian's post about the wedding this past summer), was nice enough to send me a pair of her old jeans. Which I then turned into probably my favorite skirt I've made yet. It's another flower-y embroidery skirt, and it's done all in pinks with a little purple, white, and yellow.

Guest Front

And the back:

Guest Back


I really like how the trouser-length hem at the bottom of this skirt made that pretty distressed pattern at the bottom.

Also, as you know, I like to show off my work, so here are closeups of the embroidery:

Guest Side 2


Guest Side 1


Becuase I was doing frayed edges on this one, I did all the stitching by hand. And I think it worked out really well.

And remember, email me at marseeah(at)gmail(dot)com if you want a skirt of your own!

9 comments:

1961 said...

I just happened on to your blog. My sister was named Marcia. When we were children, we pronounced it 'Mar-shee'. When she 'grew up' she pronounced it 'Marsha' all the while spelling it Marcia. I'm glad you kept the pronouncation. My sister died in March, 1999. I still miss her. p.s. I love your skirt.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THE SKIRT!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! and i'm wearing it tomorrow with my tall boots and I will forward some pictures! Everyone buy buy buy, these skirts are a masterpiece!
-guest

tsn said...

That's beautiful, Marcia!!! You are so talented!

lisa said...

Very cool. I wish I could blog about my ex-es and their wives.

lisa said...

Oh, and my hand-made skirts.

Kat said...

Dude, the groom's cake rocks almost as much as that skirt! Your husband is a hot nerd.

Lena said...

Note to self: Send Marcia a damn pair of jeans already. None of them fit your butt anyway!

P.S. - This is my favorite yet.

bobealia said...

Yay!

blog Portland said...

So what services are you offering the men? Strictly fabric-based, of course.