Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A 1950's gathered skirt

Ever since Gertie posted a tutorial (back in Aug '09) on how to do a gathered skirt, I've been wanting to try it (check out part 1 and part 2 of the tutorial here).

To follow on the floral theme, I decided to use up some floral fabric from my stash (alas not as nice as the other fabric--but it's pretty too):

I decided to pair this with a pretty pink vintage cashmere sweater.  This is how it turned out:

And here's another shot:

I like how quick this is to put together!  I definitely needed a quick fix this week as last week was a bit more intense (but also fun) :-)

Any quick projects on your list?

14 comments:

  1. Wow, I love this outfit!! I want to try making one myself!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  2. It looks so lovely. Aw, it reminds me so much of spring with that pretty floral fabric and your pink blouse. Pardon, I'm having a bit of seasonal depression as I see the snow build outside my window.

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  3. Ooh! I always love quick and easy projects like this. The fabric you used is so pretty--as is the resulting skirt!

    Alas, I keep wanting to make something that is quick, but between all the prep work for the sew-along (which I'm delighted to do--I'm not complaining! :) and some super-secret projects, I simply don't have the time. *sigh* Not that I'm not daydreaming... haha!

    ♥ Casey

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  4. This looks lovely and comfortable - a double win!

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  5. It looks absolutely lovely, you're on a roll! I'm planning a dirndl using gertie's tutorial, too. I'm thinking of pleating instead of gathering though...

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  6. So pretty!
    I feel spring is in the northern hemisphere air...

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  7. Aaaw, how cute! I must give this a go someday soon!

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  8. What a lovely skirt!

    I have *many* projects on my list. Le sigh. The one I might actually get to in the next week or so is the Study Hall skirt in a lightweight rose-colored corduroy. I need to make it while it's still winter and I can wear it!

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  9. Very pretty, Debi! I'm so jealous of your sewing productivity. I gotta get my skates on! x

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  10. Very pretty! That was super fast after the stained-fabric troubles earlier this week!

    Nothing quick on my list these days - the Sew-Along blouses should be quick but stopping to photograph all of the sewing steps for the sew-along makes it slow!

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  11. So cute!! What a feminine outfit all around, and the floral print is adorable.

    Happy sewing!

    Katrina

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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