Thursday, October 1, 2015

Sewing: Skirt for Spring

I mentioned in my previous post that I was away and during my 'time off' there was a whole lot of sewing going on.  This wrap skirt was just one skirt I have made recently and was a great easy project.  I found a fantastic book at my local bookstore called "Love at First Stitch" by Tilly Walnes, who also has the blog site Tilly and the Buttons.  Her book is about demystifying dressmaking for beginners and I have found it very useful.  I am currently working my way through the book, having made the pyjama bottoms and two of the 'Delphine' skirts (which I will show you soon). 

This skirt above is her 'Miette' wrap skirt and you can buy the pattern here as well as the book on her blog site too.  I love this book and the easy to follow instructions, as well as the way you work your way through it, doing all the projects, and gradually learn new skills, which you continue to apply as you go.  The patterns are also really sweet and completely match up with the style of clothes I really want to wear.  Perfect!

Here is a close up of the fabric which I thought was lovely for spring!
The skirt did require a whooping three metres of fabric, so you might want to shop around for something on special, but I really liked this despite the $16 a metre price tag, so made sure I was careful not to fluff it!  It's a great skirt to make for a first timer because there are no zips, buttons or other tricky bits, and you could go on to make a whole pile of them in an assortment of colours and patterns!



14 comments:

  1. lovely
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  2. Girl! This is amazing! I'm extremely impressed! I wish I could sew. I feel like I'd never ever buy clothing! I mean, I think that now, but if it ever came down to it.... haha. I can't wait to see all your other creations down the road! <3

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    1. Thanks Kiki, I'm sure you could do this one because it's a lot of straight line sewing and no zipper or anything. It did, however, take ages to cut out! I was at it for ages! Other creations are coming I promise!

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  3. I like it, Amber, the color of the fabric, the print, the loose-wrappy-ness of the outfit looks so comfortable. Three metres of fabric for one skirt is a LOT !~! And it looks Great on you.

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    1. Thank you Lynda! It was a lot of fabric, and there was actually a lot of wastage too so I don't think I will do this one again, unless I find a really pretty CHEAP piece of fabric!! lol

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  4. Love it!! The pattern up close is not my style, but I think it looks amazing from the photo-distance and as a whole in a skirt!! That surprised me. I think it's beautiful (although I cringed at the $16/metre price tag!!)... Well done!!

    Much Love!
    -Stephanie Eva

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    1. Yeah, the price tag was a bit out there, but I have seen fabric for $30 a metre!! I just finished a little dress for Imogen yesterday (which is the cutest ballet fabric....couldn't resist it for her) and it was $25 but it wasn't so bad because I didn't need quite as much. I will show you the dress here. I was soooo proud of that effort because it has a sailor collar and it was difficult for me....and I had to redo the neckline and collar twice!!! (idiot) Anyway, back to your comment....I actually prefer the tie to the back, which is how I'm actually wearing it today. I put it with the bow at the front in this photo because that was how the pattern was. Any who.....

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  5. Such a charming, pretty fabric. The colours make me think of all sorts of delicious treats, from ice cream to candy. Great work on this skirt, dear gal!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica! Hey it is a bit cotton candy, ice creamish!

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  6. it looks great!! such talent :)

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    1. Thanks Elle, although I can hardly say talent at this point...a bit more hit and miss!! lol

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