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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Self-Drafted Basic Skirts


Hi everyone,
Today post is about my four favorite skirts that I wear a lot but I didn't blog about it. I made the first skirt in 2010 and continue to make one skirt each year. So, now I had four basic skirts to wear for everyday wear :)
 
Pencil Skirts.

For the pattern, I followed step by step instructions from Burdastyle, "How to make a basic skirt"

Black pencil skirt ( made in 2010)- For the fabric, I used 1.5 yards of medium weight cotton that had a slight stretch in black color. The skirt has front and back darts, straight waistband , invisible zipper at the CB but I omitted hook n eye - so the zipper inserted until the top of waistband. I also omitted the lining.

Printed blue cotton pencil skirt (made in 2012)- I used the leftover fabric from my shift dress. As the fabric is not enough, I made the waistband with black elastic (4.5cm wide). The skirt also has front and back darts, invisible zipper inserted until the top of waistband/elastic and I added back slit/vent in the skirt.



A-line Skirts

For the pattern, I followed step by step instructions from Burdastyle "How to make an a-line skirt".

Printed dark grey A-line skirt (made in 2011). For the fabric, I used 1.5 yards of printed crepe fabric - it's drape so nicely and I think is perfect to wear in summer. I also used the elastic waistband and omitted the hook n eye, so the work was the same manner as my printed pencil skirt above.

Actually, I did the first A-line skirt for my red dress The dress turned-out nicely and I love how the skirt behaved. So, I made the skirt after I have done my dress :)

Grey color A-line skirt (cut the fabric in the end of 2013 and finished the skirt some days ago). For the fabric, I used medium weight wool crepe. I cut the fabric in December 2013 but I was so lazy to sew it. As MMM'14 is in the air right now, I remember that I have the skirt that need to finish. So, on Monday I sew the skirt and it done in three hours :)
This skirt has straight waistband, the length is just under the knee, invisible zipper at CB and finished the waistband by sew the hook n' eye and snap fastener. I also fuse the bias tape before I sew the zipper for smooth finishes :)


That's it for today post everyone. I still working on my Burdastyle trousers, my muslin done last week and this week is cutting the fabric and sewing it. Hopefully I will finish it by the end of the month :)
Happy sewing!

7 comments:

  1. These are brilliant ~ well done!

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  2. I have figured out where all the holes in my wardrobe are because of MMM14. I am writing a post about this and it will help me sew what I need (or at least I hope). Your skirts are a great! I can see why you wear them a lot. As always, Hana, everything you make is divine!

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  3. Thanks for this post Hana! I need to make a few everyday skirts for my wardrobe and yours are the perfect inspiration. I think it was lucky that you didn't have enough of the floral fabric for the waistband because the contrasting black looks great.

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  4. I just love the skirts you created for everyday! I am a huge fan of a-line skirts and yours are beautiful!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  5. Love the skirts, they are versatile and always get our outfits look impeccable. Yours are so lovely!

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  6. Hello everyone, thank you very much for your lovely comments. You are all very sweet :-)

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