Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Summer A-Line

I probably should have ironed it before taking photos, but it's waaaay too hot!

While hibernating from this horrid Melbourne heat yesterday, I thought I'd take the opportunity to tick something off my 'to do' list.

I'd promised a friend that I'd make her an a-line skirt, so I grabbed Nikki's A-Line Skirt pattern from the stash, and then started searching for Carly's measurements that I'd written on a notepad... somewhere.... before my latest clean up!

Alas, my search yielded nothing nadda zilch!

So, never one to waste an opportunity, I decided to make one for myself instead.


I've had this fabric in the stash for at least four years. I bought it from Spotty because I loved how the pattern is printed along the selvedge on both sides.

I used a plain balck cotton drill for the waist section as there was no way that I was going to be able to match up the pattern, and I actually like the way that it adds a bit of definition (I also love the way that the interfaced waist and facing section holds my tummy in)!

The only problem with the fabric is that the white section at the top is a bit see through, so tomorrows mission is to buy some lining fabric from spotty and add it to the inside.

Here's hoping that it's cool enough to leave the house for that!

25 comments:

Tortoise Mum said...

I live in A-line skirts. I really wish you sold them in your shop. I love your taste in fabrics!

Julie said...

Super swanky Cam. Love it.

jennie said...

I love this fabric too - and the waistband is brilliant!!x

Leonie said...

That skirt is fabulous! Well done on the colour combo, the black top really sets it off.

Lisa said...

Fabulous fabric!

Leonie said...

Fantastic! Love it!

Selina said...

Is there anything you can't do Ms CurlyPops?! Love this fabric. I really want to get into some clothes making for myself this year, just sooo scared of the zip!!

kylie said...

Looks fabulous. Let's hope I can make one soon! I do have Nikki's book, but I have no clue when it comes to no pattern sewing... ;)

trudi@maudeandme said...

Thats a winner!

Tanya said...

Cam, it's really cool- nice on a hot day to be wearing something so cool ;)

Cass said...

Love, love, love it

Taylor Made said...

That really is a lovely skirt...great use of the fabric. Hope you can stay cool!

simplestitches said...

love the fabric...very pretty!

soniaandfred said...

I love it!
Now that I've made 5 bags in slightly differing patterns, I want to move onto an a-line skirt.
Friday...

Kuka said...

that fabric is just to die for Cam - love your new skirt!

Megan.K. said...

Very cool fabric Cam.

teddybearswednesday said...

Cam it's absolutely stunning! I think you choose to make the perfect thing with the fabric xo

Leanne @ deltoncraft said...

Love the fabric and the black waist band really sets it off. Nice one!

Jen said...

Wow, I'm loving this fabric too. Is that a fabric shop that closed down some time ago (or I could be thinking of one in Newport...). Anyway, a little touch of a lining slip should do the trick. It's fab.

Maxabella said...

I'll take three of these Cam. I'm emailing my measurements now... Lol x

PS - Carly will be so sad to mss out in this beauty!

Nikki said...

No better way to spend a sweltering day - and what a great result! Cooler weather tomorrow should see you in Spotty, getting that lining!

Tas said...

I love a good border print too.
It is beautiful, Cam.
(And I have finally cut out one of Nikki's Alie skirts too!)

Hilachas said...

Summer? Summer! I miss summer. It's cold in Texas. Beautiful skirt and I love the logic you used in making it for yourself. So cute.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

send some of that heat this way, nothing but cold grey rain here :/

that pattern goes great with that style of skirt, looks really really nice :D

Carly Findlay said...

I love the print and the colours - so pretty! It looked great in real life too :)