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Thursday, 25 September 2014

A quick and colourful result

Sometimes you just need a quick and simple make. Especially when you have that "I want something new to wear tonight" feeling at around lunchtime.



So I whipped up this colourful skirt. Took no time at all. Just take one metre of cotton sateen, one centre back seam and an elastic waist and you have a bright, colourful skirt in no time at all. There are a million tutorials available if you want to make one yourself.


I was fortunate to just be able to use the selvedge at the centre back seam so didn't even need to finish the seams.



I machine hemmed it with two rows of grey thread. I find that two rows looks more intentional and therefore more finished than one sometimes.



And in case you were wondering a matching vodka is optional, although I do find it makes the photo taking a little easier to bear. I recommend pomegranate juice for a nice reddish pink hue.


Of course now I really need to make some tops to go with it. I don't have any other solid coloured tops and I'm not a print matching kind of girl. And this old RTW top is now enormous.

I think I might need to keep an eye out for some more colourful cotton sateens. But perhaps after I've made a couple of tops to go with this one.


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8 comments:

  1. That is a super cute skirt. I agree, sometimes you just need a quickie! And a vodka ;-)

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  2. Got me thinking about naming tops & bottoms as drinks: G&T, brandy & soda, the possibilities are endless...

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    1. What an excellent idea! This has just become the vodka skirt, now I'll need to whip up a pomegranate blouse and a tonic top to go with it. Cheers

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  3. Agree on all counts (needing some new solid colored tops and a vodka for picture taking)!

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    1. Here's to top making and vodka. Cheers

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  4. I love working with cotton sateen. It just feels great. I still need to pull myself together to start making pictures of me wearing my self made stuff - maybe the vodka idea will help.
    Btw I usually do hemming by hand - so there're no visible stitches on the right side. I have a special stitch as well on my machine but always have issues to use the matching foot.

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    1. Vodka definitely helps with the pics!

      I rarely handstitch hems but that is because I am usually making casual clothes and I don't think it would add much to hand hem. I've never done a machine blind hem - maybe one day.

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