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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Item of the Week 003

DIY Skirt

For the past three months I have been taking a sewing course. I have wanted to learn how to sew for the past couple of years so I thought the summer holidays would be a perfect opportunity to start and I have been able to fit it into my schedule to continue as I returned to university. I started off learning the basics of sewing and making some polka dot pillow cases and then I progressed onto a skirt which I finished last week. I have made two very basic skirts in the past which I posted
here and here but the skirt I made in sewing class is much better. I made patterns for both a gathered skirt and a straight skirt and this skirt is more complex and better quality. I properly learned how to sew zips, buttons and waistbands. I am very pleased with how my skirt turned out and I can't wait to make some more, it is just a matter of finding time. I love the print and there are so many different tops I can wear with it as well as my flower shoes. I will make an outfit post of it soon. Eventually I will learn how to make a dress.

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I love wearing an item that I made myself. I also made a flower belt last weekend, with some help, which I will post at some point in time since it goes well with this skirt.

30 comments:

Rosie said...

That's amazing! You must feel very proud :) I'm going to learn some sewing skills this summer too.
And I have spring/summer to look forward to now - I forget that I follow people from all over the world who are experiencing different weather, haha.

Rosie x

hattitude said...

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you made that?? wow. awesome. that so professional! soon you'll have to start selling on etsy.com!

talk soon wild child
-Hattie

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michelle_ said...

soooo cool !
even better that you made it yourself !


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Jennifer Fabulous said...

That skirt is so beautiful! It seriously looks like you bought it from an expensive boutique! Job well done, my friend. :) I can't wait to see what else you sew!! I'm envious of your fabulous sewing skills. xoxo

janettaylor said...

What a pretty skirt!

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Savvy Gal said...

Very nice!!!!!

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

Gorgeous skirt I love the floral material.

Cassidy said...

What an adorable skirt! I love it!

Alexandra said...

The skirt is really pretty! Well done on the sewing course, its such a good skill to have and you'll use it forever!

Chrisy said...

Oh fantastic...especially love the double stitching...and committing to any kind of course is a big thing...just to keep going isn't something that most people can do so well done to you chickie!

yiqin; said...

Very ewell done.

Rose said...

Well done! It is a really lovely fabric and looks great with that top.
I also sewed a skirt, very similar a while back and i have to agree it feels great to wear someting you make. I also made a belt recently, cant wait to see what your looks like!
It would be wonderful to make a dress but quite tricky I think.

Rose

Lucie said...

This skirt is so amazing and sewn so well! I got a sewing machine for christmas, but am still trying to find some pretty material to make a skirt out of, it seems so hard to come buy! Did you buy your supplies offline or from where you live?
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Leia said...

What a pretty skirt! I love the hanger too :)

Leia

Making life more beautiful said...

Wow I am SO impressed! That is SO awesome you studied to do it and now you have skills you can transfer forever! You will be one beautifully dressed girl :) xxx

Natasha said...

This is fantastic, I love the pattern and the florals are so pretty. Well done, it looks brilliant and I also gave you a blog award over at my blog :) xxx

Kristin said...

I just love the print!!

dotie said...

nice job on the DIY..it looks lovely :)

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sallyannie☆ said...

Well done! I like the pink stitching :)

She is Sara said...

Oh you did a wonderful job on that skirt! I love it! I can't wait to see the other creations you come up with!

Georgie said...

The skirt you made is gorgeous! I admire your sewing skills, I did textiles at school for several years and my Granny has tried to teach me several times to sew but I've always been atrocious at it!
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love jenny xoxo said...

this skirt is gorgeous!! I love sewing but haven't done it in forever! This is definitely motivation to get back into it.

XOXO

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

good work, your skirt looks cute!

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Sara Shoemaker said...

wow this takes some serious skill!! And saves money :) good for you! Love your girly style!

www.makersofshoes.blogspot.com

styled by 3 said...

can't believe you made this! so jealous, i own a sewing machine - i need to learn how to use it!

Nathalia said...

Loved!! *O*

Liesel said...

It's so cute! I love the little floral prints right now!

House in Tillford said...

wow that skirt looks really professional!
wish i was a little sew-savvy
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Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

What a pretty skirt, Imogen! Well done :)

Tink Simplicity said...

Imogen this skirt is gorgeous:) I hope you realise people would pay decent dollars for your clothes. I know I for one wouldx