Wednesday, 7 November 2012

These are a few of my favourite ....

.....vintage scraps!


And I have put them onto this ...


My 2nd ever A line skirt, but this time, with lining!  Ooooooh!  Aaaaaaaah!


I was so inpired by the ladies making their skirts last Saturday, that I wanted to make one for myself. 
I dug out a remnant of navy wool and some shiney stuff I've had forever for the lining!

This was made using the same bespoke method we used on Saturday, drafting our own pattern from our measurements.

I put the zip in the side of the skirt with a wee button hole fastener.   


I was amazed at how easy it was to put lining into it (call me old-fashioned but I much prefer a lined skirt!). 

Sorry about the naff pics!  Will try to get some better ones when I can borrow another camera.

I had this made in an afternoon, and was so excited that I got another one cut out. But I will need a bit more courage to wear it in public!


I'm going to have to give my inner-hippy some serious talking to to stride out in this one!

21 comments:

  1. Quiet subtle hippy girl with your blue skirt - all out hippy girl with the orange - wear a coat over it until you feel brave enough to show it off in all its autumnal glory - think hubby needs a co-ordinating shirt!

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  2. Let that inner hippy free! Love the skirt. You could sell them they are so gorgeous!

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  3. The skirt looks amazing! I never wear skirts but this one I would. The flowers looks so gorgeous.

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  4. Oh wow you're an inspiration!

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  5. I would love to know more about this bespoke method you speak of. Both skirts are amazing but that floral one I love...would look great with a solid Tee or sweater depending on the weather! Go for it!

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  6. Ooh photys of you modelling the second one please :-) Fab sewing, fab boots too!

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  7. The skirts are fab. Just team the brighter one with a plain darker top and boots and you will be fine!

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  8. I feel like I should be going and buying my copy of Jackie right now. I love your skirt and also the floral one too - you are inspiring me J! x

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    1. Gorgeous skirts Judith! You really need a vintage top to go with the floral one!

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  9. Now you are just showing off.Lol . Love the lining, was it easy and the applique flowers ? I'd like to put those onto my skirt too. Well done .

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  10. Fantastic skirt, Judith! Can't help but be distracted by your amazing boots.... LOVE them!!

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  11. Oh so lovely, I know what you mean about a lining too, makes it feel like a proper item of clothing!

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  12. I just love this.. Very boden like! X

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  13. Can't tell you how goo it is to see you actually sewing something for yourself! Amazing skirts - I fully expect to see both of these modelled before too long!

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  14. You have the best boots! They would look wonderful with that flowered skirt, just wear it with a dark sweater and you will look beautiful. I love the lining and the flowers on the blue skirt too.

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  15. Wonderful skirt and I like the flower embellishment! Nice job and to line it too, wow, I'm impressed.
    Happy quilting,
    Judy

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  16. Oh wow! What a great skirt! The lining is just lovely and the flowers super cute! I love your boots!

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  17. awesome skirt and boots! go you!

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