10 April 2007

"banking off of the northeast wind, sailin' on a southern breeze..."

"skippin' over the ocean like a stone." I've got that song, "Everybody's Talkin," in my head. Have you heard Madeleine Peyroux do this song? Quite good. My dad calls her a "chanteuse" which Twin laughingly repeats as "chartreuse." And now whenever I hear the album, I imagine the lovely lady Peyroux belting out her sultry singing with a sickly pea-green face.

We are off to Virginia for a few days. Looking forward to sunny warm weather, good home-cooked food, and a peaceful break.

Oh, and there's nothing like a straight skirt for getting your sewing mojo back. This awesome print is an Alexander Henry. And the pattern is from the Sew U book. Love it. Packing it in my bag in the hopes it'll be warm enough to wear it.

"going where the sun keeps shining through the pourin' rain. going where the weather suits my clothes..."

see you next week!

26 comments:

Jen said...

Oh, I just saw that fabric today--I love it! The skirt is perfect, of course.

And funnily enough, I watched The Sting last night, just to pass the time, and in one of the early scenes Paul Newman is talking about a chanteuse, but he pronounces it "shontoosie." Made me immediately want to adopt the word and talk about nothing else but 1930s singers, but I'm weird like that...

Hope you two have a great trip!

Alicia A. said...

Have a great trip! I hope the sun finds you and warms you in your cute little skirt.

shari said...

cute skirt! nc warmed up today so i'm imagining va is warm too. happy travels julie! xo

sally said...

What a springy skirt. Hope you and Twin have a fun time in VA. =)

Norma said...

Great skirt and I love this fabric. Thanks for sharing.

Connie said...

oh i hope it is warm enough because that skirt is great! what a fun fabric

Claire said...

Lurve that skirt. Adorable!

beki said...

Darling skirt!

rfg said...

Love it! I might just get up the guts to make my own! So cute.

Dinah said...

LOVE the skirt! Have a great time in beautiful Virginia. (By the way...I haven't found that fabric online yet. Can you tell me where I can get it?)
email: dynacinsc@yahoo.com

Jillian said...

Love your skirt. I have Sew U but I have yet to make the skirt from it. Maybe I'll get around to it this weekend after seeing your version.

pip said...

don't goooo!

just kidding. have fun. be merry. eat lots. enjoy the sunshine and clean air. mmm.

meanwhile, i will be at the office, dutifully playing creative director for the remainder of the week.

good day. gooooood day.

erin said...

have a great getaway! love the skirt - the fabric is wonderful.

Taryn said...

I actually just found out about Madeline Peyroux last week while visiting my mom. Wonderful voice! At first I thought it was a Billie Holiday album. Her voice is from another time...

SweetJen said...

Have fun!

Enjoy that skirt, too...it's too many kinds of fabulous to count.

Oiyi said...

Great print!

sulu-design said...

Holy cow, that skirt, that fabric - come on summer! It rocks!

kristin said...

oh, that skirt is so very cool.
i love the cut and the fabric.
makes me want to pick up the sew-u book!
hope you got to wear it on vacation

Dacia said...

love that fabric. hope you have a nice trip!

amandajean said...

that looks like a lovely little skirt...I have been wanting to try my hand at skirtmaking (I don't sew garments...yet) but am a little chicken to take the plunge. I will have to check into that book. thanks for the tip. ;) hope you have a great trip with great weather.

African Kelli said...

Julie -- I hope you have a great trip and that skirt is simply wonderful!

Veronica TM said...

have a wonderful break! the skirt is beautiful.

PĂ©itseoga said...

lovely skirt, did it take long to make?

amisha said...

gorgeous new skirt... i love that print! alexander henry... such good skirt fabrics, no?
have a lovely time in virginia. hope you find lots of skirt-wearing sunshine and deliciousness and relaxation!

Taryn said...

Heard what happened in Virginia today. I'm sure this has put a damper on your trip and hope you all and everyone you know are okay.

Marjorie/ MarmeeCraft said...

Hi! I just found your lovely blog! I shall be back to read more soon! : )