Anyway, on to the make. I really fancied a summer skirt in a really bold print – something that I wouldn’t necessarily otherwise buy. I found this fabric on the Frumble website (it’s called Love Birds Flowers in blue) and I thought it would be ideal for my summer skirt.
I decided to make a gathered skirt like in Gertie’s tutorial (Part one and two here) as that would allow the fabric to be really shown off. I used the measurements listed in the tutorial to give me an idea of how wide I’d need to make the skirt pieces and then just sewed it together.
I decided to sew the hem in contrasting bright pink thread using one of the stretch stitches on my machine which I quite like, although it used up a shed-load of thread to do it!
It only took an evening to make so it made a really quick and simple sewing project when I was desperate for something new to wear this month! So far it’s been worn once and it will no doubt make another appearance before the month is up!Next up Simplicity 1201 version 3;
|Photo from Grainline Studio website|
and a 1950's mail order sun-dress from the Chicago Tribune;