It wasn't a rock, it was a rock lobster!

Posted by Kristin on Friday, June 14, 2013.

We were at the beach
Everybody had matching towels
Somebody went under a dock
And there they saw a rock
It wasn't a rock
It was a rock lobster...

Or so sang the B-52s. I also have some lobsters, only mine are wearable...

I actually finished this skirt a few weeks ago, but I haven't blogged about it because I was waiting on the perfect backdrop, the ocean!  Where else would you wear a lobster skirt?  Well, besides out to dinner at Red Lobster, of course.

This skirt is a modified a-line from Deborah Moebes's class on Craftsy.  I took my original a-line pattern and added volume to it by slashing and spreading the pattern.  My original skirt is here in case you missed it.  I also fully lined it in a nice white cotton (I had never lined anything before...another first!).  I finished off the waist with a red bias tape.  I bought it premade as always...I'm still not brave (or patient) enough to try my own bias tape yet.  That day will come, I'm sure.  The waist sits a little lower than I would like, but I'll live with it.

The fabric is Michael Miller's Shore Thing Lobster Pot.  I got the grand idea to do a skirt out of lobsters after watching TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress."  A young bride was wearing a dress covered in lobsters while shopping for her dream dress.  I immediately pulled up Google and started my search for lobster fabric. I bought four yards because I had envisioned a dress of lobsters.  Once I got the fabric I realized that a dress would have been an awful lot of lobsters.  

The shoes I am posing with are completely unwearable.  I bought them because they were only $12 at Belk just over a year ago.  I've never worn them.  They hurt.  But I packed them up and dragged them to the beach just for these pictures.

Mom really liked this picture (above) because of the way the wind made my skirt look like a big triangle.  See those heels????  I'm surprised I could walk across the deck in them without spraining an ankle.  I've never been accused of being graceful.

I love my lobsters!  I've even gotten compliments from strangers, which I consider the best kind.  Now, to go take my skirt and killer shoes off because we are doing a Ghost Walk in Beaufort, NC this evening.  I really would break something doing a ghost tour in these shoes.  And the wind would catch my skirt.  I'm switching to some safe jeans and tennis shoes (for when I have to run away from the ghost of Blackbeard!).

2 Responses to It wasn't a rock, it was a rock lobster!

  1. Shelly Penko

    So cute! I love the lobsters! That pattern looks great on you!

  2. Kristin

    Thank you Shelly!

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