Saturday, August 11, 2012

Self-designed skirt & Sil 500

I love skirts in summer.  They are just so cool, and practical when moving around with kids.  So when I had a very small piece of this Liberty of London craft cotton given to me by my mum...I fell in love. 

I love Liberty fabric prints, but can't really afford them (new ones are $40+/yd) so this was a find of a lifetime.  It took me a really long time to figure out what to make in order to showcase the fabric. 

So I decided on a gently gathered skirt with inverted pleats in the front and back (so as not to look too voluminous).  It has a gently elasticized waist.  Every inch of the fabric was used.  I even had to face the waist with something else.

I've worn it a few times and I may take out the fullness a bit.  After loosing weight, I don't really want to look wider than I am!

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