Another day, another ruffle

After seeing Little Betty’s fabulous metallic Moss skirt in a recent post, I thought I might like to make one too. I remembered a pretty remnant from Tessuti Fabrics that I had in my stash that would be perfect for it, 1.1m of an Italian cotton drill speckled with the prettiest little white flowers. It was the perfect amount.

The Moss skirt from Grainline studio is a lovely skirt with great design features. I love the pockets and the back fits nicely with the yoke. Even the inside of the skirt looks nice when made!


But as I was fitting my Moss skirt, I realised that I wanted it to sit higher on my waist, and not as low on the hips as it was intended. This meant that I ended up taking about 3.5cm off each side (reducing the pattern to less than the smallest size). Because of this significant change, the back waistband then ended up sitting higher on me than it should. You can see how high the back is when laying flat and I don’t quite have the booty to fill it.


Next time, I will reduce the yoke or back piece to fix this. I also added a ruffle to the bottom of my skirt because it just seemed right at the time!

I like this skirt, a lot actually. I am really pleased with how neatly the zipper and fly turned out. I love the ruffle and the length feels really modern to me. After a year or more of knee length skirts and dresses, I am noticing a shortening of the hemline in my wardrobe and quite liking it!

Summer sunshine skirts

I mostly only buy remnants, partly because of the frequency at which I shop for fabrics, and also because most of the fabrics that I covet are a little out of my budget. But every now and then I walk past a particular fabric that I just have to have, love at first sight if you will. This happened a few months ago when I saw this summery yellow and silver polyester mix at Tessuti Fabrics


I turned most of it into a skirt for myself, a lovely knee length skirt with a few pleats and big pockets. A little later, I shortened it into a mini version. I’ve worn it so much that it isn’t really in the same condition as it was made, but the fabric has worn very well for a poly and the silver is still as silver as ever.

There was only a little bit of this lovely fabric leftover after making my skirt, just enough for a couple of little skirts (as long as I got creative with piecing all the small bits of fabric together). I added some divine ivory circle poly for one skirt (a lucky remnant from Tessuti Fabrics) and a some vintage floral I am trying to use up for the other.

I used a pattern from one of my Japanese pattern books that I have used many times before, so I was assured the skirts would turn out fabulously (albeit a little large for Miss nearly-four).

As usual, it was super easy to get some great shots of Miss Five in her new skirt.


But next to impossible getting a decent photo of the ever moving, ever wriggling Miss nearly-four.

 
I think she may have been twerking…