Wednesday, 31 July 2013

The Sound of... Curtains!

What is for you one of the most memorable scenes from "The Sound of Music"? My list of memorable scenes from this musical gem is endless. I Love this film and have seen it a thousand times! And we all know how much we laughed - and loved - in awe when all the Von Trapp children came running wearing their new clothes which adorable, talented and loving - let's just say, perfect - Maria had made for them from the curtains in her bedroom.

So I made my own version of the Curtain Style. Totally unconsciously. Or not? Deep in my subconscious was, I'm sure, those warm memories. 

Four years ago I found some very big curtains in a charity shop here in Stockholm. and the price was irresistable so I had to get them. I like the English rose country cottage style. A few months ago I finally decided to make an A-line skirt out of this fabric. Then I decided to make a bag. And when I wore the skirt and used the bag at the same time, for the first time, I couldn't stop thinking about the Sound of Music!

I love this outfit, skirt-and-bag, and I wear it in every season, with or without tights, with a warm polo neck or a summery top. 

The A-line skirt: Pattern inspired by the instructions in both "Sew What Skirts16 Simple Styles You Can Make with Fabulous Fabrics" and in "Sew-U-BuiltbyWendy".

The bag: Pattern from Keyka Lou. "Easy Grocery Bag" Check other ones I've made! Here and here.


  1. Hé there is she again!!!! So good to see you back from time to time..... LOve the fabric and those things you made with it.

  2. You have done a great job! The fabric is so nice, a great finding as well! :-)