12 June 2007

It's 90 degrees here.

You know what that means...it's skirt weather! So I'm proud to report that I finished my first pattern based skirt!!!

I'm so proud of myself. It's not perfect, some of the top stitching around the hem is a little outside the lines from the bias tape I used, and the zipper could use a little work. But hey, it's the first one!

I used the basic skirt pattern from Wendy Mullin's book- SewU with some gorgeous Amy Butler Fabric. The pattern is from Simplicity, but I think it only comes with the book- pretty basic. (Also in progress is my ability to take photos of myself...) Beautiful shirt compliments of Alison of circularaccessories- I just love it!

I just bought Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing, and I'm so excited to try out some of the beautiful patterns that she's got in that book. Stay tuned...


  1. Hi, I have both those books too. The first thing I made from the Sew U book was also the skirt :) I love mine, it's so simple and great. Your skirt looks wonderful and I love that fabric.

  2. i LOVE the skirt - congrats on achieving your goal, it looks smashing!

  3. Will these gorgeous skirts be available at your Etsy shop?

    Sooo cute!

  4. Thanks everyone! I had a great time making it, although I don't think I'm ready to venture into the selling of clothing...

    It was so simple, that picking great fabric was really the key to making this a great skirt.

    Thanks for the comments!