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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Poppy Skirt

Boom baby.
Another skirt because why not?
Again, this fabric is from It has the most gorgeous colours! I really enjoyed the hand stitching parts of this project, because it was the perfect opportunity to admire the colour up close. Do you ever find that happens to you?
 My last skirt was silk and this one is cotton. I find I'm much more relaxed about wearing this one, because I'm always worried about ruining the silk one.

In these pics I'm wearing my cropped sweater again. It's been a cold summer and I've gotten so much use out of it!

Lookit how fun this print is!

And look at this! The purse I painted with stripes.

I added side seams so I could use my fabric more efficiently (I just had to buy a yard and a half instead of three yards). Side seams means pockets! 

I find that pockets look cutest positioned just below my waistband. I used this tutorial from Sew Mama Sew. I've tried it a few times and this is the first time that my pockets worked out perfectly.

Perfectly disguised pockets!

As always, I used the grosgrain waistband instructions from Tailoring: A Construction Guide for Women's Wear by Cabrera.

Just for fun, I used a bright orange lace detail to finish the raw edge of the hem.


  1. Super adorable! I love the fabric!!

  2. Beautiful beautiful beautiful!

  3. Gorgeous skirt - and fabric! And I didn't realize there was a Cabrera book for women's wear, I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the tip!