Tuesday 2 March 2010

A bit of skirt?

Spurred on by Ric-Rac & Flowergarden's forays into skirt-making (and a well-timed visit from my mother!) I now have something new in my wardrobe.
NB: In the above photo, I have employed Jodie's excellent 'how to pretend to your blog friends that you're slim' technique of folding 'six or eight inches of fatty boombalatta' excess to the back.
Mum whipped this skirt up for me in no time. She trained in dressmaking many years ago, and knows stuff about making garments fit well.
The floral fabric is 'Shanghai Edition' by Art Gallery Quilts. We added a 1" frill around the bottom edge, in a fabric from an old Amy Butler range called 'Charm'.
The pattern we used is Butterick 3597, now out of print. It is a simple A-line pattern, no waistband, zipper in the centre back. We lined the skirt, which makes it super-smooooth to wear.
Skirt making doesn't get much simpler than this - I love it!

So here I am, basking in the glory of a brand new skirt and some Autumn sunshine! Thanks Mum.

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