A quick skirt and a quick post!

I’ll start by apologising for the dreadful photos in this very quick post!! It’s the summer holidays and I don’t have a lot of spare time!

This is my greatest dressmaking achievement of late – and it’s not even great.

skater skirt

It’s the Skater Skirt from issue 12 of Love Sewing magazine.

I like it, but I did lose interest when I realised that it’s too big. I made the smallest size, so if I want to make another I’ll have to grade the pattern down. That should be pretty simple seeing as the pieces are very basic shapes.

[FYI in the photo below, the mark on my top is from the camera!!]

skater skirt

The reason why I didn’t take it in before finishing is that it has pockets – yay! – and I couldn’t even be bothered to think about how to take the sides in with pockets there… So I just left it as it is and am calling it a muslin!

skater skirt pockets

It’s dead comfy, so it is wearable and I will wear it – but only around the house!

I got the purple jersey from my local-ish fabric store. They have a very limited supply of dressmaking fabrics – they do stretch to a few plain jerseys and this was one of them. I’m happy with the quality of it and the colour’s nice; this photo shows it a little more accurately as the camera’s flash lightened it in the above pics!

skater skirt

I’m glad I didn’t use an expensive jersey with a pretty print!

Well that’s all I have to say about this very basic skirt… I do recommend the pattern – if it fits you! πŸ™‚

I must make one of my daughters a skirt or something with the leftovers. One day!

Beth x

P.S. I’ve been dreadful at reading blogs recently so I’m so sorry if I have missed your posts… I’m trying to keep up but you know what it’s like… don’t take it personally! ❀

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26 thoughts on “A quick skirt and a quick post!

  1. I hope you’re enjoying your break, even if it is busy busy. Love the skirt–looks so comfy and such a pretty color! I hope you get some use out of it. Have a great time camping!

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  2. Oh, I rather like the idea of a pj-skirt. Comfy always wins out! Be lovely in Winter with a snuggly sweater too, sure you can fix it. While we all feel guilty about missing things in blog-land, I don’t think anyone really takes offence, we just presume life’s taken over for a while, so no need to feel bad! Hope you’re having a nice time with the girls πŸ™‚

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  3. That’s a really beautiful shade of purple! And the skirt hangs very well. You don’t have to take it in at the side seams. You could leave the sides alone and add a center front or center back seam to take it in. This would keep the skirt on grain, too.

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  4. I took a blog reading/ posting break because I got so busy. Still found time to read and sew and post to IG but neglected the rest. It happens! I am back and enjoying reading abut everyones projects… Sorry your skirt didn’t work out – that color is marvelous!

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    • Yeah it is lovely 😦 But you’re right, it’ll be good to wear around the house and shove plenty of snotty tissues (from my kids!) in the pockets!!

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  5. I know what you mean, school holidays are hectic – I’m finding time to read blogs (making time, actually, ‘cos I love it!) but struggle to find time to comment as much as I’d like, ticking the ‘like’ box instead. I even scheduled a few posts before the end of school term in case I couldn’t find time to post. As for dressmaking, well, my hat goes off to you!

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    • Well done, you’re doing better than me! At least a like is something πŸ™‚ Good idea – I should schedule some… although time is running out to do that! I hope you’re having a great summer so far πŸ™‚

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