17 October 2010

A finished Skirt!


Half term is here! Two whole weeks just to chill and spend time with the family! As soon as I got home I couldn't wait to make up the skirt so yesterday afternoon was spent with the sewing machine!

It was so easy to make up. Just a rectangle with a tube at the top for the elastic and then hemmed! My Mum is insane at sewing so didn't need a pattern, she just gave me instructions and I got on with it!

 I love how it turned out. Its so simple but is nice to wear with thick grey tights and boots! I have already planned the next skirt with possibly buttons down the front! ahhh excitement! Lol!

I have another picture but blogger is not working with me today! grrr...! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are all having a nice weekend!

Loves xxx


scrappyjacky said...

Looks lovely,Abi. Enjoy your 2 weeks off.

JO SOWERBY said...

cute girl, hope u havent got too much work to do on 1/2 temr. looking forward to seeing some LOs.
Jo xxxx

debs14 said...

Lovely! And you must be so proud when people compliment you on it because you know you made it yourself!

Lizzie said...

Great skirt, Abi! The fabric is pretty - is that your Laura Ashley vintage stuff? I loved learning to make my own clothes. I had a great book given to me, which explains how to make your own patterns - so you can make skirts with shaped panels and waistbands etc.
The next stage for your rectangle/tube skirt, is to make a waistband, then gather the fabric onto that and stitch it down. It looks a bit smarter and more structured, but is still so easy to make. You can decorate the waistband too. You can either have a zip, or buttons to fasten the skirt - you just leave part of the side seam unstitched and then sew on buttons and ribbon loops to fasten it (or buttons and pop-studs) - easy-peasy! And then you can add a ruffle (or two, or three) to the bottom, to make it into a fancy-going-out skirt... All that without the aid of a safety net (or should that be a safety pin?), or a pattern either!
Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

humel said...

Happy half term! xx

The skirt looks fab, and sounds very easy - I wish my The Girl would wear a skirt, I'd make one for her! Maybe I'll be brave enough to try one for myself....?

Maria Ontiveros said...

So cute!

Jennifer Grace said...

Very cute, I wish I had time to make myself a skirt. It looks fab! xx

Sian said...

Very cute skirt! I've got a skirt and grey tights on today, but my skirt need to be a bit longer than it used to lol

Sinead said...

wow love the skirt well done!!:)