Sunday, 18 January 2015

Bird design skater skirt

This was one of the first skater skirts I've ever made - I've actually had it for a good few years now and wear it a lot of the time.


It's got quite a wide waistband, which note to self: always make wide waistbands on the looser side for those after lunch food babies.

Thanks to the lovely lady in the fabric shop who suggested using a white zip to create a contrast against the blue (sorry, zip isn't pictured) and I think I definitely took inspiration for this skirt from her vintage 50's style when shopping for fabric.



The skirt itself is lined with blue lining and so it's really poofy when I wear it.

I love the bird print a lot; it fits nicely into my nautical seaside home of Brighton!

 [looking miserable due to the downpour of rain on a summer's day]

4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous skirt, I wish I was as good as designing like this (I'd wear it myself) x

    www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! To be honest, I made a straight line for the waistband and then the main part of the skirt is just gathered up and sewn into the waistband. Simple!

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  2. Love the skirt... did you make it by cutting a circle out of fabric?

    Chelsea (sewdarnneat.blogspot.com)

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    1. Thanks! Nope, I used a rectangle folded in half for the waistband. And then gathered the remainder of the fabric (also a large rectangle) into the waistband. It's how I make all of my skirts as I don't really like how poofy circle skirts go!

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