Friday, July 6, 2012

Why yes---that IS a view master skirt I am wearing today...

Wanna know just one of the great things about not working in a cubical anymore?  I can pretty much wear any bizarre thing I feel like.  For some stay at home moms that translates to comfy yoga pants and t-shirts.  For me, that freedom translates to strange things I sew using wild fabrics---and now---I present to you my latest creation...a view master skirt.  Yes...you read that correctly....a view master skirt.  And that is what I am wearing today.
Photography by 5 year old Marcus using the camera phone...hence the reason I don't have a head and I am running to scoop up my 4 year old daughter.  :)
For those that don't know, in a former life before kids, I used to work as an engineer for a large corporation.  My co-workers were mostly all male, so my work attire basically consisted mostly of boring chino pants and golf shirts.  Yep--that what I wore most days.  As the saying goes--- when in Rome, you do as the Romans do...right?
Photography by 4 year old Sophie using a camera phone
I have noticed that since leaving my job, my clothing has become increasingly more eccentric.  I didn't set out to become eccentric...it just sort of happened.   And I think that this skirt pretty much takes the cake as far as eccentricity goes.  But what can I say?  It makes me happy---so I love it!

Photography by 4 year old Sophie using...yep...the camera phone!
When I first saw this fabric in the store, I immediately flashed back to my happy days of playing with view master reels as a child.  I can remember struggling to set the reel in straight so that I could look at happy little 3D smurfs smiling back at me...or rainbow bright riding a unicorn...or whatever I happened to be into at 3 years of age.  So I contemplated....what can I do with view master fabric?  Hmmm...  A more sane, less eccentric person would have sewn a wallet or a bag or something like that.  Me?  Well, I think to myself, "I want a view master skirt!"  And so I sewed one.

The fabric is from Kokka's fabric.  (Aren't all cool fabrics from Japanese companies?)  It is designed by Melody Miller and part of her line called Ruby Star Rising.  The pattern is my own.  Just a simple A-Line skirt with a waistband, side zipper, and button tab closure.  You can also see my hidden "stealth" patch pocket in this picture for keeping rocks, sticks, Lego mini-figures, and other strange things my kids ask my to carry.
Self Portrait using my trusty camera phone
All of these pictures were taken using my VERY crummy camera phone.  Most bloggers use fancy cameras and take photography classes and things like that.  But they probably wouldn't wear view master skirts.  So on this blog, you must look at blurry pictures taken mostly by children under the age of 5.  I guess it forces you to kind of use your imagination.  :)

Take care!  And thanks for reading!!

Cathy aka The Attached Mama

Links to become "Attached" To:
Thrifty Handmade Days
504 Main
Happy Hour Projects

12 comments:

Sarah said...

I love it!!!

Clover said...

I love it too. I thought I would use mine for my daughter but you may have hanged my mind. It really isn't that crazy....right????

Cathy said...

Thanks!! :)

Cathy said...

Thanks so much. And well...it probably *is* crazy for a grown woman to be wearing a view master skirt. But hey--it is a fun kind of crazy! And I smiled the whole day I was wearing it because I loved the fabric so much. It was also very comfy and cool. Let me know what you end up making with your fabric!! I would love to see it. :)

Sylvia said...

I love it, great, fun material!

Hope Jordan said...

Cathy, I love it!! I'm sure it makes you smile the whole time you're wearing it. Very creative!! :)

Mique Provost said...

Love this cute viewmaster skirt!! I loved my View Master when I was little. Thanks so much for linking up to my Pity Party. xo

Brenda (Estel) said...

Just call you Miss Frizzle! Hee hee. Imagine the possibilities!

Cathy said...

Thanks so much!

Cathy said...

I would be honored to be called Miss Frizzle! :)

Cathy said...

Thanks Hope!

Cathy said...

Thanks so much.

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