Monday, September 17, 2012

The last Winter Skirt…



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I’ve had this skirt in mind for a while but took my time in making it up. It’s a fairly basic skirt, but is nicely out of line with the big round circle skirts I usually make. Having finished watching Mad Men a little while ago, I decided I was sorely lacking in the cute 60’s skirt department.
I made this up with a left over remnant of thrifted vintage rosey pink wool and I used up almost every single last scrap. It’s lined with a bubblegum pink lining and does up the back with a zip and hook (and as usual with most of my sewing, I moved the zip from the side to the back. My hips do not need any extra bulk thank you very much!).

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Because it’s such a plain skirt, I thought I needed a cute detail and so found some cute buttons, made up some belt loops and then went about experimenting with different ways of designing them. I ended up hand sewing them together with a triangle pivot at the bottom - I really like how they turned out and think they add a nice little detail.

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I’m calling it the last winter skirt because it’s basically Spring now and there is the potential I won’t get to wear it much in a few weeks time. But I think it would look cute paired with the sleeveless jasmine blouse I made in autumn this year.
How do you perk up a relatively plain garment when you are sewing?
 xx
Jen

6 comments:

  1. It's really beautiful! I have a skirt that colour which I love... but now I'm craving one with those cute belt tabs! Great job!

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  2. Oh! I love the color and the button tabs at the waist. What a great style. Hope you get some wear out of it before the weather starts to warm up. ;)

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  3. Gorgeous! I really like the button tabs that you added. A great detail. Hopefully you can squeeze in a few more wears.

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  4. The belt loops really are a nifty detail. It would look lovely with a big contrasting fabric belt/scarf

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  5. What a darling skirt! The finish looks amazing and I love it with those stripes. It's good to have some plainer pieces in your wardrobe, so versatile and easy to mix and match xx

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  6. Love it!!!

    I love plain skirts like that, especially the 60s style ones. So easy to wear.

    (And yes, chocolate has certainly helped with my illness. Now back at work, but feeling quite drained.)

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