Monday, March 26, 2012

The Tailored Skirt

A few weeks ago, on a Saturday afternoon I had the intentions of doing homework. However, some bright springy fabric started calling my name...and a week later I had myself a skirt. The fabric had been bought during the summer, after I received a gift card to my favorite quilt shop. I had also just received a sewing book. What a perfect opportunity to buy fabric for a skirt!

I had just planned on tracing the pattern onto freezer paper, but one thing turned into another. Soon, the pattern was traced, pinned onto the fabric and cut out. By then, I couldn't stop and I started sewing. I traced, cut and sewed in my college dorm room!

Close up of invisible zipper
Me wearing the skirt and trying to take a picture

Close up of one of the pockets
I love how it turned out! It went together really fast, and I will definitely be making another one with the same pattern. I used a pattern from Kay Whitt's book Sew Serendipity. It is a great book, with clear and detailed instructions. The hardest part was the invisible zipper. I have only done two other invisible zippers, but I was impressed with how it turned out!

I will be wearing this skirt on Easter and to my cousin's wedding, which is the week after Easter. I am really excited to wear it!



  1. Good job! It looks so spring-y! It will be perfect for Easter!

  2. You've done a great job of co-ordinating the two fabrics!!! Your skirt looks lovely!!! Well done with the invisible zipper, too. Thanks for linking up. I look forward to seeing more of your creativity...