Monday, July 16, 2007

Cute Skirt

I bought the pattern and fabric for this skirt a long time ago and never got around to making it. Judy made a few and seeing her fabrics inspired me to finally make mine.

I think my 7-year old photographer did a pretty good job.

The pattern is Cute Skirts by Favorite Things. The mods I made are: shortening it about 5", lining it, and taking it in as per Judy's instructions on her blog. (And thank you Judy for letting me know how you know how you fixed yours!) The next one I make is going to be a smaller size so that I don't have to take it in in the back - the first one had too much fabric by and under the elastic there before I took it in. The skirt is very comfortable and I'm looking forward to making a few more.

Some of you may question why I'd bother to line a simple summer skirt. When I first started working after college most of us gals wore skirts, if not suits, every day. I made many (OK, most) of my clothes back then, and it became very obvious to me that lined skirts were more comfortable and looked better than wearing a slip. I've also found that when a cotton skirt or dress is lined that it doesn't wrinkle as much when you sit on it. It's an easy modification and IMHO makes the skirt more wearable.

8 comments:

Felicia said...

It looks fabulous :)

Theresa said...

Very cute! What kind of fabric do you like to use for lining?

Mintyfresh said...

that is a very appropriately named skirt! Great job. (and your photographer was top-notch!)

Gerrie said...

And, you don't need to wear a slip!! Cute skirt, even cuter legs!

Sarah said...

LOVE IT!!!!
That is perfect skirt fabric diane!
I totally have to get around to sewing myself a summer skirt. Thanks for the inspiration!

Amie said...

Okay, I know I'm an airhead, but how did I not register that you have a blog????

Cute skirt - I'm making a few for myself in the next week or so... I have in my mind one that wants crinoline and is super cute, so I'll also need someplace to wear it...

Shirley Goodwin said...

Well done! And the chevron scarf is great.

Javajem said...

Cute skirt! I love the fabric!