Thursday, June 2, 2011

My Creative Space


I've been wanting to make myself an a-line skirt since January, but of course, everything else kept getting in the way, and I just never got around to it!

I finally had some spare time on Monday, and so I made a start...

It's based on the a-line skirt from Sew What Skirts and I've used the gorgeous doiley fabric that Michelle gave me.


I wasn't happy with the facing the last time I made this skirt, so I've just used my own method (including some nice interfacing) this time (not sure if it'll work as I'm planning but we'll wait and see at the end).

I'm also going to add some pockets into the side seams before I put it together.


The back is a plain black denim.... that's the centre zip poking out the top. I've glue basted it from the back (not sure if that's acceptable for most but it works for me). 
I'm yet to actually sew it into place.

Here's hoping I may actually finish it today or tomorrow!

The home of my creative space

31 comments:

sewfunky said...

I Love love LOVE the skirt! :)

Lauren said...

Looks just perfect! The fabric looks great. I'm the queen of letting things get in the way. I'm hoping to get around to sewing a similar kind of thing soon. Ohh it's been on my to do list for too long!!

Michelle said...

It looks fantastic! I'm so pleased you're making an a-line. Wish I'd bought that fabric in the reverse black on white as well!

trudi@maudeandme said...

That skirt is super gorgous! That fabric is stunning too

Chantal said...

Awesome skirt. I love the print - looking fwd to seeing the finished item, looks like it's going to be fab.

Jennie said...

Simply beautiful!

Tas said...

Oh, I was with a friend when she bought some of that the other day- also destined for an Aline skirt. Stunning print.

melissa said...

Its gorgeous Cam, Love that doiley fabric!

x

Tanya said...

there's a bit of Aline action going on this week. Karen is dong a sew along http://and-so-i-sew.blogspot.com/ and has some inspiring photos...I had great plans...!

Wombats Picnic said...

Love the fabric! The finished piece will be gorgeous! Cyndy

kylie said...

Love your doily fabric and your skirt is gorgeous! I've had some french general fabric sitting around here since the end of last year waiting to be turned into an aline skirt... needless to say it's still waiting. You've inspired me. Might get things going on the weekend. :)

Luv a Duck! (afka Partito y Monito) said...

Love the fabric! Great skirt.

Kre8ive Life said...

Very cute skirt!

yardage girl said...

Love it Cam - good idea to use denim on the back - might do something similar myself. Nic x

Michelle said...

Looks lovely, the fabric is gorgeous. And i say do whatever works with zippers.

lamina @ do a bit said...

The skirts look great... love the doily fabric... very cute! Hmmmm...which reminds me I have 2 Aline skirts to make myself :)

74 Lime Lane said...

this is gorgeous! love it, that fabric looks great in a skirt

Ady said...

What a fab print! That's going to be a lovely skirt. I've been thinking about getting that book - quite fancy some new skirts.

Jen said...

Very pretty. I am envious of those like yourself who can create such things.

Jennie said...

That's going to be a fabulous skirt. I drafted a skirt pattern today too, but I have to wait a few more days to show it off!

Mookah said...

I was getting a little worried there for a minute that your bottom might have been going to get very cold.....

Renae @ theredwren said...

Looks great! The doily fabric is wonderful.

Fiona said...

Great fabric - that's going to be a lovely! You really can't beat an A-line skirt, can you?

ElisabethAndrée said...

Your skirt is looking very very fantastic! That fabric is superb!

Miss Prudence said...

delish!

Adriana said...

So nice!

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Cam..love the doily fabric but think it looks extra special with the plain back!

Taylor Made said...

That material is so fab... it will look so lovely as a skirt.

Jennifer Rose said...

i love that pattern :D its so pretty and works really well as a skirt :)

Anna Bartlett said...

Cam, I love it. Hope you line it with something that'll last because you're never going to want to take it off!

Amanda said...

Love the fabric, can't beat an Aline skirt for sewing and wearing