I made a bit of a promise to myself that this year I would try and make more clothes for myself.
Well, so far so good. I was visiting a lovely fashionista blogger - Jacinta, a few weeks back when I noticed this outfit she was wearing and commented on how fabulous her skirt was. When she replied stating that it was a simple design with elastic in the back, my mind started ticking.....
....so with a Spotlight voucher sitting idle in my purse for 7 months I raided my draw full of patterns and headed off on a mission. I was really worried once I got home that I'd made the wrong fabric choice....the green, seemed, well - too green. But I really loved the bright peachy/pink roses and that hint of black throughout had me thinking it would be ideal to team it up with a simple black singlet.
Of course, I didn't follow the pattern to the letter - i made it up as I went. I cut the skirt on the bias, added an invisible zipper on the side, and then added some really light weight interfacing to the front facing, and only made a casing at the back for the elastic. I didn't want to do elastic all the way round and have it bunching up at the front!
It was virtually a made-to-measure skirt as I had it all done, except the length of elastic to feed through the back, so I tried it on, pulled the elastic until it was the right tension and sitting just slightly above my hips.
And since this fabric was marked down, it cost around $16 to make! I've paid much more for a pair of trackies!
I'll be here today - selling cute little floral skirts for little girls, cards, key fobs and buntings...so if your around, pop in and say hi!
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Singlet - Cotton On
Belt - Dotti
Skirt - Made by me!
Bracelet - bought in a small stall on the side of the road in Rome, Italy (ohhh memories!)