Monday, May 3, 2010

the skirts so far!





i've been busy making these skirts {i really should have ironed the bottom one!}. the top two are from a wrap around a-line pattern. i also made a dark denim one. i got tired of the tie after making 2 and decided to use a band and some adjustable closure 'things' instead.

as with almost all patterns and shoes, i'm not one of the specified sizes, so i had to play with the measurements a bit ~ even though its a wrap around! i also had to trim the 'corners' of the a-line at the bottom as they ended up pointy ~ not sure if it's worth fixing this issue on the blue one, as i have a thing for raw edges and don't want to cut it.

the bottom one is a shortened version of a favourite wrap skirt i bought years ago from monkhouse. i hope they don't mind me copying the design {of course for personal use only!}.

i was really happy with the fabric i bought from duckcloth {the top one}.

happy monday :)

17 comments:

ArtMind said...

Wow! There might be hope for me and my sewing machine! LOL
Looking great and I think you must be tiny! :)

fleurfatale said...

oooh, I love those skirts, both the design and the fabrics are so cool! So there is no pattern?

Kate said...

I love them all but especially the bottom one. I'm loving that asymetrical look at the moment. Enjoy wearing them.

Gina said...

Wonderful! Love all the cuts and fabrics. But would you consider modelling them on your blog? I want to see what they look like, especially the third one, can't visualise how it sits... But I love the idea.

rachel awes said...

oh my gosh,
i am in giraffeelephant-
green gushing center goodness
skirt love!
ADORE.
sway your beauty
in this world,
lovely on.

Kylie said...

They are just wonderful Belinda!! Isn't it fun making something - I just love it. You've done a great job :) Kx

Moonangelnay on Etsy said...

my favourite is the second one... i just love that fabric!

Lori said...

They are all adorable. what a great idea to copy one of your favorites, making the changes you'd like. Love them.

jdavissquared said...

really cute! i wish i could make skirts! i'm hoping to learn how to sew someday...

found you on etsy forums, and hope you'll come visit me too!

http://jdavissquared.blogspot.com/

holly aka golly said...

Fabulous, Belinda! I wish I could sew!

C. Wade said...

The duckcloth fabric is really way too cute! Wonderful work too...sewing clothes is really too ambitious for me!

shagpile said...

I also love the top fabric! Animals are always good. I love the simple designs of the skirts as well! Nice work. :)

june at noon said...

Looking good. I like the raw edges. Well done!

June rhymes with moon said...

Very nice! I wouldn't worry about copying things you like (for personal use) - I don't know anybody who actually buys clothes at Anthropologie but I have seen dozens of sewing and knitting projects that are "inspired by"!

gretchenmist said...

thanks for all the encouragement and positive feedback :)

fleur: the first 2 are from a pattern {http://www.duckcloth.com.au/item.php?item_id=781&category_id=81}
which is an odd one as you draw the shapes onto the fabric rather than cut paper etc. . .
the last one: no pattern.

gina: i'll try to get a photo, but it's tricky in the light closest to the mirrors etc!!

thanks!

ecoMILF said...

Those are really cute and don't look too hard to make. Have been looking for something to wear with my leggings. I am pregnant and live in leggings lately but I'd love a few short skirts to liven things up. Love the top print too! xo m.

Jeana Marie said...

I love your skirts - especially the selvage edge on the middle one, pretty!

Thanks so much for saying hi and more...I really appreciate everything you wrote-telling me you've been there before means heaps to me. Will pop in from time when I get a chance while we are away. Sooo looking forward to missing most of winter!
xo,
Jeana

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