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Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Skirt

Prepare to be impressed...nay, amazed.  Fiona has made a skirt!

I embarked on this sewing lark a few months back, enthused by The Great British Sewing Bee and inspired by Lazy Daisy Jones who blogged this fab tutorial.  I persuaded some ladies at my Stitch & Bitch class to have a crack at it too and they did.  It didn't go smoothly for me but after some consideration,  kind comments and encouragement from you lovely lot out there,  I decided to press on with it.  In addition to Daisy's tutorial I also had some welcome advice from my good friend and neighbour Eunice, about hemming, tacking and general finishing off, which I did in the sunshine accompanied by Prue and a glass of Pimm's.  




The fabric is plain as I thought pattern matching was probably a step too far for a novice like me, so I jazzed it up with some ric-rac...radical eh?


Is there an approved way of tacking???  I dunno but this worked for me.



I wore it to Stitch & Bitch today and unbelievably even the tutor (who never fails to point out the smallest mistakes) didn't have a bad word to say about it.  

 necklace - junk shop
t-shirt - BHS
sandals - cats protection chazza
skirt - all my own work

 

 It's not perfect, the fabric is unexciting and it took me ages to make, but nevertheless I'm quite pleased with it.  I might even have another bash, with a printed fabric ....but don't hold your breath.


19 comments:

  1. It's not boring at all with that zingy colour and the retro ric rac! It's the perfect shape for you and you even found a top in the same shade. Sheer genius! xx

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  2. Its absolutely brilliant, the colour is gorgeous and the rik rak is perfection. I bet the tutor was well impressed! xxx

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  3. Fiona, what do you mean the fabric is unexciting?? It's a fabulous colour and I love the ric-rac embellishment. You look stunning m'dear. xx

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  4. Bloody brilliant job, love! The colour is divoon, and ric rac makes me DRIBBLE! XXX

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  5. I was all confused for a minute I thought that's a frock, why is she saying skirt? then I looked closer and realised! Doh.

    What a fabulous colour on you. x

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  6. It looks absolutely fabulous ... you're a natural ... keep it up :0)
    xx

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  7. I've been waiting for this post...
    You've done a brilliant job Fiona - it fits you to a tee (very 70's pencil-skirtish) and I love the colour (aqua really suits you).
    Well done and now on to the next one eh?!

    p.s. I think your meant to crack the Pimms when you FINISH sewing, not during the process ;)

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  8. Oh my goodness gracious thats a beauty, what a fabulous fit and I love the colour too, ricrac is the icing on the cake!
    Congrats on not giving in and BIG well done to you,!!!
    I love it
    Daisy J xxxx

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  9. It is great Fiona!!!! Love the ric rac edging too, and the colour of the fabric. Well done you! xx

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  10. That is gorgeous!! Love how simple and pretty it is a nice, universally flattering shape, too.

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  11. There I told you so, you did a great job can't believe the colour match with the Tshirt.

    Eunice
    X

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  12. I AM impressed - very! The skirt look really great, love the ric rac trim, and with the vest top, it looks like a beautifully fitting dress! Go on, make something else, I dare you! You get faster the more you do, honest! xxx

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  13. Well done on the sewing, the skirt fits perfect! Love the ric rak on the hem, bit of a ric rak fan!!

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  14. Woohoo! You're sewing! How fantastic and what a great job you've made of it. Love that skirt, it's a great colour and the ric rac is a great touch. Also it's lovely to see you modelling it, you're a natural. More, more, more!! Xxxxx

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  15. Hello Fiona, your dress is outstanding and you look great in it :) That is a good color on you, too. I have been making new curtains for my laundry room, but I haven't made a dress in so many years . . . you might have just inspired me to give it a go, again :)
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  16. Fabulous sewing Fiona and what a great matching top! I thought at first glance that you were wearing a dress:)
    Val x

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  17. Fabulous sewing Fiona and what a great matching top! I thought at first glance that you were wearing a dress:)
    Val x

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  18. Am always in awe of anybody that can sew, and what a great job you've done on that skirt. It's lovely!

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  19. It looks great I love the tic rac! I made two skirts in this sew along but have been too slack to blog the final result. Better hope to it.
    Pa you must make another one tho because it's much easier second time around.
    Pss lived your France posts. Lucky you!

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