Wednesday, March 23, 2011

FO: Sea Skirt

Orange Octopi

I took this photo in August, and I'm pretty sure I cut the fabric for this skirt shortly thereafter.

Then, I forgot about it. It sat in pieces for seven months or so, and then Monday, I sewed it together.

I installed my first invisible zipper (which isn't quite invisible, but close!), and chopped six inches off the pattern to make what I think is a very fun skirt.

FO: Sea skirt

I have a fairly big stash of the Mendocino line by Heather Ross, and I'm glad I used some of it on this project (and on my quilt, which you can see on the bed). I tried on the skirt with a few different shirts, and this purple is a favorite with the orange.

I used Amy Butler's Barcelona Skirts pattern, and made the A-line version. I love this layered version, and of course, Kara's version is made of awesome. I'm sure I'll use the pattern again. I'm in the mood for skirts at the moment.

FO: Sea skirt

It was super easy to put together, once I got around to doing it.

14 comments:

  1. That is adorable! I LOVE it. And it does look fantastic with the purple.

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  2. I'm so impressed with your sewing skills--it looks great! Love the sandals, too. :)

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  3. what a great skirt. That fabric is awesome!!

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  4. very cute! and just in time for warmer weather. (well--where you are, i'm assuming. it's still snowing here)

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  5. OCTOPUS! You really can't go wrong when you start off with Octopi. I really do love this skirt as just a basic A-line. (Thanks for the shout out, btw.)

    Yours looks awesome. The color is perfect and the print is so fun. I do need to try the layered version sometime.

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  6. I really like that! The shoes are super cute too!

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  7. nice! love the fabric and it looks super cute on you!

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  8. Wow it's amazing! Love the print, and you made it the perfect length.

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  9. very spring/summery bright and fun. well done! cheers

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  10. Wow, that is crazy cute! I love it!

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  11. That fabric is awesome as a skirt! Wish it were skirt weather here...I'm working on a summer dress, even though it's 50 and raining.

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  12. Very cute! Love the pattern. The skirt's a charmer. We used to have fabric/sewing shops in these parts, but they are hard to come by now. Too bad, b/c I would use them in heartbeat for my tabletop propping.

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  13. This is a perfect basic skirt pattern and totally worthy of doing over and over. I love the fabric too! Looks awesome.

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