13 November 2009

Skirt








finished it - what a joy! I spent a few hours working on this one with much concentration. I tried so hard not to rush it, it was hard, but paid off. A few seams were ripped and re-done in the process, I tell ya. Kamikaze-sewing happened a few times.

This skirt was made using the Built By You A-line skirt pattern which is easy and also easy to amend. I lengthened the pattern by about 2 inches and took the side seams in to create a really fitted A-line. I also added some diagonal red - using an old scarf I found in the oppy. I love the cornflower blue and red combination. I love this fabric so much - it's organic cotton bought at Amitie. Totally happy with how this turned out. I made it a wee bit on the small side but I can squeeze myself into it holding my breath.

It definitely has flaws and uneven lines but a handmade piece is never going to look like something bought in a shop. Important lesson for me to learn and important, too, not to let perfectionism ruin the joy of making something.

5 comments:

Cindy said...

I LOVE the skirt, it looks just perfect to me. I was thinking I might get the Built By You, may have to invest in it

Tina - Melbourne Vintage said...

Thanks Cindy! I think the book is worth it- comes with three free patterns for skirt, shirt and pants. I haven't attempted the shirt and pants yet but the skirt I've made about 3 times and love the pattern! Also the book has lots of tricks and stuff for amending patterns - it managed to convince me that not EVERYTHING needs bias binding... :)

Tina - Melbourne Vintage said...

Thanks Cindy! I think the book is worth it- comes with three free patterns for skirt, shirt and pants. I haven't attempted the shirt and pants yet but the skirt I've made about 3 times and love the pattern! Also the book has lots of tricks and stuff for amending patterns - it managed to convince me that not EVERYTHING needs bias binding... :)

Gina said...

Noice work. You could wear it on your next fliiiiighsssshhht.

(Read that and still laughing about it. She must have an Eastern Suburbs accent, hahahaha).

Tina - Melbourne Vintage said...

She does too - graysshhh!