new skirt

Do you remember this post from a couple of weeks ago where I showed you some new bargain fabric that I was intending on making into a skirt? Well here it is! All done and finished and I've even worn it a few times already, I've just been rubbish at taking photos. (Holly took these!)
It is a very simple skirt with a gathered waistband, so it wasn't too hard to make although there were a couple of constraints that the fabric itself threw up. One of these was the pattern repeat, I wanted the back seam to match up so the width of my skirt had to fit in with this but luckily it was in a workable place so that was ok. The other one was that because the pattern on this fabric was a border, I had to work from the bottom up and do the hem first rather than last otherwise I would have ended up cutting off a lot of the pattern.
I am pleased with how this turned out, and as I didn't need to cut the fabric into lots of pieces, it means that when I'm bored of it I can cut it up and make it into something else! Not bad for a total cost of around £2.00!
: )

11 comments:

Bagladee said...

I love it, its gorgeous, where did you get the fabric from??? xx

Claire said...

it looks great and such a bargain! xx

Indigo Blue said...

This has turned out really well! Goes well with your top too. By the way I do envy your slim waistline too!!!

Gillian said...

Oh so gorgeous - perfect for Summer - love the colours and the pattern! *Jealous* G

M.Kate said...

It is very pretty J..and for the price you paid..so well worth it!! One day, you;ll see me posing in my new skirt too..when I lose that 10kgs..which probably never happens. Happy weekend, hugs........M

Shayla said...

It's really cute!

Rachel said...

It looks fantastic Jane! Really pretty fabric. Great job!
:)

nuvonova said...

That is so sweet, and so you!

Cicada Studio said...

Very nice and looks so good on your slender figure! Pretty in pink, you are!

Colleen MacDonald said...

Great job! I love the bright pink on top fading to the pale flowers on the bottom.

juanitatortilla said...

Hey! I like the way this skirt looks. Good job.

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