Wednesday, March 05, 2008

new skirt



It's been a long time since I've sewn something for myself to wear. In fact, I don't think I've sewn any clothes this winter, my enthusiasm has been so much more on the knitting this season. But when I saw this piece of fabric on the sale section at one of the local fabric shops I immediately envisioned a skirt out of it.



That was weeks ago, of course, and since I usually procrastinate a lot when it comes to sewing clothes it didn't get done till last week, but now it's done, it fits and I'm quite happy about it turned out. I adapted a pattern out of "Skirt à la carte" (japanese pattern book by Machiko Kayaki), a very simple A-line skirt design which always works well for me.



And now that I'm on a roll with the sewing again, maybe I'll finally finish a dress I cut up last November, who knows ?

20 comments:

Courtney said...

Love it! and it looks great with your cardigan.

Asilis said...

I love this fabric! Your dress looks really great!

Ana Salomé said...

O tecido é lindo, ideal para uma saia com linhas simples. Como dizem aqui na ilha, "it's stunning" :-)

*karen said...

Stunning! handmade outfit :o)

Stephanie said...

It's really beautiful. I love the fabric.

I'm working on the Juliet cardigan right now. Can I ask what size you made yours? I was knitting up an XS, but the armholes seem so small.

Polly said...

Oh, I really like your skirt. I'm more into sewing than knitting these days and have one dress and two skirts ready to sew together. Polly x x x

v. said...

it's beautiful, i love it! :)

Claudia said...

Linda saia.

Arrasou!

C.

tamdoll said...

That fabric is so nice. Doesn't it feel great to finish a project and then wear it!?!

Umbigo said...

o tecido é lindo, adorei a saia. que bom que deve ser poder fazer roupa para nós próprias. cada vez me identifico menos com a roupa das lojas. beijinhos

Concha said...

que toilette tão gira! gosto muito da saia com o casaco de malha!

Marta Figueroa said...

que liiiiiiiiiinda :D

Lisa said...

That skirt goes perfectly with Juliet - beautiful.

Oiyi said...

Wow, it looks fabulous with your Juliet.

Kloth & Bolt said...

The skirt is beautiful! Great idea! -kb

Kate said...

That is such a wonderful fabric, and it looks so nice as a skirt. What is it made from?

vlijtig said...

Great skirt. Beautiful fabric!

gkgirl said...

i LOVE that outfit!
really and truly,
it is adorable...
:)

peacockchic said...

What a great skirt!!! love the pairing with the hand knit. Priceless!!

Marina said...

I'm a big fan of A-line skirts as well. The fabric and the design go beautifully together...