Tuesday, July 28, 2009

linen skirt

I worked like crazy last week to finish this skirt for Blogher. And then I never wore it the entire weekend. (I'd lose my crafty cred if I didn't show up with some clothes that I'd made.)
I still love it though. The pattern is from Linen Crafts. The fabric is brown linen and a cotton lawn print. The lawn is from Denver Fabrics. The twill tape is from the Martha Stewart line at Michaels. I have no idea if they still carry it.

As you can see the skirt is reversible and is made from two large rectangles. It's shaped slightly with darts that are hidden in the photo. I was shocked at how well the skirt fit(I've not had the best luck with another recent pattern). I made a few changes: shortened the skirt length slightly, inserted the twill tape into the seam for more strength and made the opening slightly wider to accomodate hips that aren't as young as the model's in the book. Since this fits me so well, I almost think that if you're very skinny, you'd have to make the rectangles narrower so the corners don't overlap where they're supposed to meet in the front. (The pattern is a "one size fits all" rectangle.) Once you wrap your head around how the skirt is worn, it's a very easy pattern to sew up.
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Rebekah said...

very cute! I like the reversible nature of the skirt and the coordinating brown fabrics

Anonymous said...

I would have loved to have seen this on. If only you hadn't found so many other cute new things...