Sunday, March 13, 2011

Grey and Pink Skirt

Originally, I had planned to use this fabric I bought in Portland over Xmas to make another version of this dress, which I love. I was being delusional thinking I could make an eight gore skirt and dress with pockets out of two yards of fabric, duh. In the end, I used the skirt pieces to just make a skirt with no waistband. It turned out really big, and then I had to go back and take in about half an inch on all of the seams, which fixed it.
Every time I take self-timed pictures, T-Rex has to interfere.
The back is simple. It would have been impossible to line up the print with the shape of the pieces, so I just aimed for having a pink stripe down the center of each sections, and I am pleased with the result.
I sewed on about four grey buttons, and then decided I hated them and they were boring. I went to Jo-Ann and picked up these cheap, but cute pink buttons. $2 for ten, whoo hoo.
It has pockets, which is a plus!
Also, you can see my garden so far. Now that the weather is in the 70s, I will be able to sit outside and enjoy the balcony again!

I am still trying to finish the devil that is my military dress. It is evil and I am frustrated. The benefit of only having one bobbin is I can refuse to switch it from brown until I finish the dress! Take that, Molly!

10 comments:

  1. I like it! I think this skirt showcases your fabric beautifully!

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  2. Your skirt turned out really cute and I love how the fabric lines up in the front! Looks like T-Rex is feeling better. I like the pink buttons better too!

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  3. Adorable fabric - and the skirt looks great!

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  4. This is so cute, loving your fabric choice!

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  5. Love this skirt and the choice of pink buttons was the better one.

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  6. I love the skirt! That's such beautiful fabric!

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  7. Your skirt is super pretty, I want one!

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  8. Definitely, I love that skirt, you got a 70s look and the colors are my favorites by its softness. Great job. Sooo cute.

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  9. What fabric is that?! It looks like a liberty print. You are right, the pink buttons look great!

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  10. The fabric and skirt are both so cute! I came over here from Burdastyle. I just wanted to tell you how much I like the skirt, and the way you placed the print on the panels. Love it!

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Thanks for your thoughts and feedback!