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I am SO excited to be sharing this project with you. Not because it’s so crazy amazing (I’m a newbie sewer, so it’s actually rather basic), but because it is the very FIRST article of clothing that I’ve ever sewn for myself. Honestly, I never expected to make myself anything--I started sewing to make things for our home and the boys, and never expected to do much else.
In case you missed this post a couple of weeks ago on The Crafting Chicks . One thing you will notice about me on this blog is that I love to make skirts. They are one of the first things I learned to make as a teenager, and I love them because there are a million possiblities. And now that I have an 11 month old crawling EVERYWHERE, I love them even more because they are a one nap project.
The inspiration for this Starboard Skirt came from this darling one that I saw on Pinterest. Isn't it amazing? Truly. And you should see the Fall maxi skirt version....are you kidding? In silk.
I found some gold animal print jacquard fabric a while back and instantly fell in love. I have had it for a while and waited until I was settled on just what type of skirt to make with it. I saw a gold fabric similar to this in a J.Crew skirt a few years ago and had been on the hunt for something like this. In the end, I decided to create a mix between these skirts:
I promise this will be my last time using blue and white striped fabric for a while. I just had enough left over from my Nautical Dress to whip this baby out. I decided to make the waistband on this skirt stretchy.
You will then want to take your ruffle fabric piece and make two rows of basting stitches at the top (opposite end where you hemmed). Before gathering the stitches fold the entire piece in half along the long side. Mark with either tailors chalk or a pin. Think of this as 'notches' when using a pattern. Fold in half again and mark.
Marigold over at Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! is organizing a summer sewing challenge: make a skirt (or dress) a week for the month leading up to summer.
inspired by this skirt , I decided to make a wrap skirt. mine is reversible like the original, but just black on both sides (I had a lot of black; it's actually two different shades of black as it turns out). I did a half circle (not a full circle, but it's still very nice and full!), making sure that the inner circle would be greater than my waist measurement. it was fairly simple and easy and came out very well. a very wearable piece of clothing to fuel my love of skirts!
. Well, do I have a secret for you! This type of skirt is easy to replicate, no scrounging around for a vintage pattern required. This is part one of two in this tutorial. In this installment, you'll learn to make your own simple pattern for this skirt.
Learn to make skirt patterns according to your measurements; and they’re guaranteed to fit! To give you an illustration of how easy it is to make a pattern, let’s make a 8-gore skirt like the model is wearing. For the example, we’ll use a waist measurement of 32 inches, hip 42 inches and skirt length of 24 inches. Remember, when you make the skirt for yourself you simply use your waist, hip, and skirt length measurements instead of these sample ones.
Featured : Dirndl Skirt by Valentino The Dirndl skirt (a full skirt with a gathered waistband) has come a long way since its origins in traditional German costume. Lots of prominent designers have included dirndl skirts in their collections recently. The Dirndl featured above is from the Valentino collection. You can incorporate this adorable look into your wardrobe.
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So, remember how 2 weeks ago I told you I had a new skirt tutorial? I am just now getting around to creating it, so sorry about the wait! I have had the lace for this skirt for about a year now (seriously), and have finally gotten around to making it. This idea has been in my head for a long time and it's nice to see if finally completed!