Monday, August 3, 2015

More for Me: Self Drafted Gathered/Pleated Midi Skirt with Pockets.

This skirt is by far one of my favorite creations.  It's rather simple and took me all of about 1 hour to make from cut to sew (haven't hemmed yet).  I have had this fabric in my stash for about 3 years or more.  Never knowing exactly what I was going to make with it.  I actually initially thought about making some kind of  handbag, but I thought it was just too pretty and deserved to be something more than a bag.  But I didn't think I had a enough fabric to be much else. I think I may have right at a yard.  My buddy Kay actually cut the skirt and showed me that it could be a pleated skirt.  I was like wow, I didn't see that.  I needed to use a contrasting waistband, which I used a stretch cotton and contrasting pocket. 

The fabric is by Alexander Henry and its called "La Dolce Vita", from 2008.  The print and details in the fabric are amazing.  Its a retro print which makes it even more funky. 

I really love how it turned out. 


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Happy Sewing!

14 comments :

  1. that is beautiful! if you haven't hemed it yet I'd do a rolled hem as to not lose any of the beautiful print on the bottom, just a thought!

    Helen

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  2. I love this! The print and the style and everything!

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  3. Beautiful use of Gorgeous fabric! I love your skirt! Great job!
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  4. What a beautiful skirt! Love the way you did the contrast waist band.

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  5. Yup that's a cute skirt, the fabric is everything tho!

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  6. That is a very nice skirt and it looks lovely on you! Shauna

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  7. Great idea and in such beautiful fabric!

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  8. OMG what a gorgeous skirt! It was totally worth the wait of using this fabric!

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