Everybody Loves a Parade

At the very last minute (like literally as my husband was walking out of the house and off to work), I suggested that we try to check out the victory parade for World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. The standard orange blouse I wear to all Giants games had been worn over the weekend and I had absolutely nothing to wear.


Last week I bought some the most perfect fabric for a Giants dress for about $.50. I never got to making a dress in time for the series and since I hadn’t planned on going to the parade, it sat unused on my sewing table — most likely until next season.

From the time I decided to go, it took about twenty minutes to make this skirt. Thankfully it was a strip of fabric that was already the right dimensions. All I needed to do was stitch up side seam and — because of lack of time — make an elastic waist band. The shirt was a store-bought tee from forever ago that escaped the purge.

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Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. i sell that fabric! it is by an AMAZING artist sally and her company is raoul. come see more of her amazing stuff where i work! i work at de sousa hughes! that pattern is one of my favorites. is it heavy? cause that is typically used from upholstery. you did an amazing job, i love it!!!
    oh my god, bart was sooo crazy this morning, it felt like i was in a canned sardine!

  2. this looks fantastic for a 20 minute skirt! you two looks great.

  3. Wow girl! 20 minutes *REALLY AMAZING*! You look fabulous!

  4. Wow and perfect for the parade! Haha I went too! Wasn’t it super fun?

  5. You are amazing.. Love it..

  6. That skirt is TOOOOO cute.

  7. I really wanted my beloved Phillies to win the National League championship series, especially since my husband and I had tickets to game 7 which didn’t happen. SO disappointing!
    But… even though your Giants went on to the World Series — and won — I have to say that I love the skirt you made. It looks great!! And Pen is such a cute little fan. :) I love dressing our kids up in Phillies gear.

  8. Sheesh! 20 minutes? Did you hem it or did you just leave the fabric folded in half from when it was on the bolt?

  9. So cute, 20 minuets wow. Your daughter is a doll BTW.

  10. Love that fabric and skirt! So great! :)

  11. Contratulations Giants fan! Great outfit for the parade.