Wednesday, July 27, 2011

i made a skirt!

simplicity 7655


simplicity 7655


simplicity 7655


This was very easy to cut and sew up (it's Simplicity 7655). What attracted me to this pattern is that it is cut on the bias (so if done in stripes or plaid, it would come together in a chevron down the front seam. I'd love to do one like that). I cut this last week and sewed it up on Saturday. I know I always say this, but I love a quick project. This fabric is very thin, so I have to wear a slip with it. Also, I'd cut a size larger next time. Basically, though, I think this is successful, and very close to the summery look I was going for. (Because the home sewn clothes never turn out exactly as we had hoped, do they??)

13 comments:

Woodspritemama said...

and it super pretty! very flattering too - nice job!

Mary Beth said...

Thank you, Woodspritemama!

Kelly and Kelly said...

It looks great. love the belt with it too

nehircce said...

Hi I have a very nice
I would like to learn sewing :)

Andrea said...

Nice work--very Sundance (maybe it's the belt & shoes). I've been dying for some free time to work on a few projects of my own.

Jacqueline said...

How cute is this.... I love a little summer sewing. Have you seen the new Lotta Jansdotter fabric line coming out in the fall? I am so very excited about line!!!

ArtsyTeree said...

Ilike this shirt, nice fabric, very simple, really nice :-)

Kristin said...

Very cute- I would like to make a skirt- but haven't gotten around to it yet. Very summery!

Are you doing the 30 Day Vegan starting in August? I am so excited to do it again!

Mary Beth said...

Thanks for the kind words, everyone.

Jacqueline--I'm very excited about the new Lotta Jansdotter line. I wonder if they'll be affordable?

Kristin--yes! I'm doing 30 Day Vegan again. Am so excited!

michelle said...

Love the fabric! It looks great with the belt.

Simply. Splendid. Living. said...

Love the skirt & the whole outfit really, you look like a model!

Mary Beth said...

Thank you, Simply. Splendid. Living. That is nice to here. I'm actually extremely unphotogenic, which is why I hide my face (in photos) sometimes.

Anonymous said...

I have that same fabric! It has been sitting on my shelf since last fall. You inspired me to make my own skirt! Maybe a back-to-school one!
Allysa