Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sewing: The Delphine Skirt Again

Here she is again, the 'Delphine Skirt' by Tilly and the Buttons.  I love this skirt.  So easy, despite the zipper, and on my slightly smudgy shape, so flattering.  I also find that the size I make up from the pattern (and there are several to choose from), fits me really well.  I know I can happily make it up without having to do any tricky adjustments, and this particular pattern I can do one up in a day if I can dedicate that much time!

This version above was actually my first attempt, (the Delphine Skirt I showed in a previous post here, which I did in plain navy, was actually my second time around).  I saw this Apple print fabric in Spotlight and just had to have it.  The zip I put in here was my first attempt so it wasn't quite perfect, but I got it in and was pretty pleased with myself.  The pattern calls for an invisible zip, which I can't seem to find these anywhere, but I have been using normal zips now and just not following the patterns instructions when I put them in.  Instead I just got on to Google and worked it out from there.  Success!  Google you are often my saviour.

The Delphine Skirt is, of course, an A-line skirt, but it's not hanging so well here due to it being an exceptional windy day (so it's blowing a little lopsided) and you wouldn't know it from this photo, but it was freezing!!


11 comments:

  1. You look stunning! Glad to know the first zipper try was a success! (;

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    1. Well sort of! I got it in but it wasn't perfect. Definitely improved it on the second go!

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  2. I love it! These face-covered photos are actually really fun. I feel a trend starting?? ;) ;) Google is often my savior too, although it's more with "HELP MY CAMERA IS BROKEN" or "HELP MY COMPUTER IS OFF".... LOL. Technology saving technology. I'm so glad you're sewing things you love to wear, that seems so rewarding!!

    MUCH LOVE!!

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    1. Yes, the face covered photos will be the 'new' way I take any outfit posts, which I'm not actually doing outfit photos any more, just taking shots of what I've made...which tend to look way better on to show what they really look like. Covering my face up should hopefully keep hubby happy! Yes, Google is a bit like that. Once you have kids it also becomes the "Help, my kid has weird spots" or "help, my kid just swallowed a piece of Lego...."

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  3. That skirt is so cute, love the print
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  4. Love that skirt!! Nice pic!!
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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