Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter skirt

I did not buy a new outfit for Easter this year. Instead, I made most of it. I took my first try at a skirt. I started to do this last summer, but the skirt pattern I have is too small - I bought it in high school and well, let's just say that 20 years later I am not the same size. I didn't quite have the courage to try it without a pattern, but last week I managed to summons the courage to make myself a pattern and  skirt using THIS tutorial.


I  was happy with the way it turned out until I took a good look at the photos. I'm not sure I like the way it hangs, but I still love the pattern in the fabric. The colors are perfect for spring. And it was comfortable so I will wear it again.



I'm not crazy about an elastic waistband so I made myself a belt to go with it. I also made a bracelet.


More details on the belt and bracelet later...

I'll be linking up to the parties on the side this week including

Get Your Craft On

Tip Junkie handmade projects


5 comments:

  1. Found you through Motivate Me Monday. I made a skirt this week too! Yours turned out cute! I'm trying to figure out more to stay away from the whole elastic around the waistband thing too because I've found it puckers in the front...not the best for me! So I like your idea of adding a belt. :)

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  2. The color of the skirt is so sweet! And thanks for sharing where you found the skirt tutorial.

    Just want to let you know that I am passing on the 'Versatile Blogger' award to you because I love your projects. You can check out my post to get the badge and for more information about the award:

    http://ofpinksandfairytales.blogspot.com/2011/04/blog-award.html

    Happy Monday! :)

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  3. very pretty skirt love the style of it

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  4. I love your skirt - and the embellishments (particularly the belt & corsage). I'm re-learning to sew, too, and I've been making skirts as well. Your skirt came out great!! I think it hangs great, don't be critical of it, it has a great a-line. ~Lori

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  5. You look so pretty! I am not a sewer and have no clue but it looks great to me and I like the belt with it! Thanks for linking!

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