30 April 2013

Skirt






My adventures in sewing have continued this week with a skirt.  I shared a picture of the pieces along with two pairs of trousers.   This skirt was made up of fourteen pieces of material in five different fabrics, the pieces were cut into a tall trapezoid.  I arranged the fabric on the floor to get them in the order I wanted them once I had a plan I started to sew them together once they were all sewn I attached a waistband and then sewed the skirt together, the waistband is elasticated in exactly the same way as the trousers.  When competing the hem I could have just turned up a narrow edge but I decided I rather liked the bias binding tape used in pattern I was following so I did the same.  It was relatively easy to attach this to the hem, my sewing is not that even but for my first attempt I am very pleased, I expect it will only be worn for one summer as my youngest grows so fast!  I can see myself making something similar again in the future as it was much easy than it looks.

The pattern for this skirt is from a book that I currently have out on loan from the library. I have looked at many sewing books recently, online, in bookshops and in the library but could not find any that I liked or thought I would make more than one project from. This book is what I was looking for and I expect I will asking for it for my next birthday.

Joining in with Nicole for this weeks sharing on Keep Calm Craft On.

12 comments:

  1. That's lovely! So summery :) x

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  2. Your skirt is so lovely. There is something very fulfilling about dressing our kids in clothes that you've made yourself.

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  3. Lovely! The colors are so bright and cheerful.

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  4. Looks delicious!Wonderful!

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  5. Adorable skirt! I haven't sewn from a pattern very much yet either, but I just bought a sewing book last week and I want to do just about every project in it, lol. Now I just need to get over my fear of messing up and I'll be good to go!

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  6. Lovely skirt very cheery and will go with anything.

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  7. That's really pretty, and properly twirly by the looks of it ... just what every little lass needs, a pretty, twirly skirt :)

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  8. that is a lovely skirt. you did such a great job

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  9. Fantastic! I'd love one in my size.

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  10. That's so cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Fab skirt, am very inspired to have a go. I saw an amazing dress made of old ties once which I have always aspired to being a good enough sewer to have a go at.

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  12. Beautiful! I want one for me!

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