skirtin’ along

I sewed up another little skirt over the weekend:
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This is New Look pattern #6345. I had a few problems, as I usually do, but I’m generally happy with the results. I don’t know how wearable or practical this skirt is going to be (I gotta tell you–nothing beats the elastic waistband skirt!), and I’m not sure the weight of the fabric is the most appropriate for this design, but eh, what are you going to do? You can’t see the fabric that well, but there are different panels and motifs, such as “school time,” “play time,” “lunch time,” etc. Heh heh.

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24 Responses to skirtin’ along

  1. Saori says:

    Love your skirt!
    Gosh… you are such a super-productive craftster, I am so jealous!! I live my creative life vicariously through you 🙂

  2. melissa says:

    yay! the skirt looks fantastic with the green piping. i love that fabric too.

  3. Cruz says:

    The skirt is so cute! Is piping difficult to do?

  4. Meg says:

    Really cute! Looks great. I think one of the happy side-effects of slight problems with projects is that future projects are better. Isn’t it just so satisfying to see your work improving?

  5. Mandy says:

    That is super freaking adorable!! 🙂

  6. Lora says:

    Oh I love it its so cute!

  7. Em/Michelle says:

    I love the retro look of this one, with the piping and little pocket flaps–are those really pockets, or just ornamental? Is ornamental a word?
    Every time I come here, the urge to learn to sew gets stronger and stronger. I’m not going to be able to hold out much longer.

  8. Erica says:

    Another triumph! Bravo dahling. And VERY cute fabric. Are there any great great fabric stores online that I haven’t found yet? I mostly go to and – please name drop if you know any other good ones!

  9. rachel says:

    i love that skirt! the fabric is fabulous!

  10. Silvia says:

    Cute skirt, at first I thought it was an apron–but a skirt is a much better idea. Adorable material you’ve chosen too!

  11. greta says:

    Gorgeous, as Always! My studio partner wants to take a tour of textile historical sites in Japan. Know any on line sites to start the Research Project? (and don’t you think we should all tag along?) My first stop would be NORO, I think.

  12. Hannah says:

    I am always amazed by your wonderful creations. I’ve actually been thinking about learning how to knit. How hard is it to begin? I’m a resonably fast learner. 🙂

  13. sara says:

    So cute! I almost bought a book about fitting your sewing this weekend. I want to learn to make them right since I know the basics.

  14. Patti says:

    Love your skirt.

  15. Rachel says:

    I love your skirt! The retro look *is* very cute, as others have said. but I love sewing so much because one is gratified much more quickly. Snip, snip, zip, zip, it’s done! Very nice job, though.

  16. monica says:

    That skirt is so cute! I love the pocket detail and piping.

  17. carolyn says:

    super cute. but i’ve got to tell you i hate elastic waistbands. blech. 🙂

  18. Jen says:

    Wow! It’s adorable! I love the green in it too!

  19. megan says:

    Tennis anyone?? Totemo kawaii yo!!

  20. Jenn says:

    That is a kick ass skirt! The fabric is amazing and the piping detail is really cute.

  21. Mindy says:

    This gets an “A” for “Adorable.”

  22. Becky says:

    That is so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute! I like it without the elastic waistband. (I like everything without elastic waistbands! 🙂

  23. alison says:

    Cute, cute, CUTE! I love the green piping, and that fabric is amazing. And how many times at the end of dinner have I wished for an elastic waistband?

  24. G says:

    You should visit us over at and tell us all about your unique seing projects !!

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