Thursday, August 4, 2011

a~line skirt

I'm in the sewing zone this week - busting through my stash and trying new things. Last week I managed to buy Nicole Mallalieu Design's new A-line Skirt pattern at the Craft & Quilt Fair (it's also available online). I found a remnant of fabric I bought ages ago at Ikea which was just big enough, and made an a-line skirt ...



The pattern and instructions are great. I had never used an invisible zipper in a skirt before, but I certainly will again! I mostly followed the instructions - the only things I changed were the width of the yoke (mine is a bit narrower) and I topstitched (rather than edgestitched) around the yoke because I kind of like the look (although it would look more profesh to do it as per the pattern). It fits me really well and is comfortable - I see many more a-line skirts in my sewing future!

More creativity here, as always - pop over for a squizz or join in too. I hope your week is a good one!

22 comments:

Jackie @ Fred-and-Cissy said...

Your skirt looks fantastic - good on you for getting onto the pattern straight away!

Anna Bartlett said...

Terrific looking skirt. I have a pattern for one on my pile of things to do too... you've inspired me!

CheeKeeLee said...

What a fantastic skirt, the fabric is perfect! :)

Tania said...

I'm wearing mine even as I type. You're absolutely right on the comfy fit thing. (love those Ikea fabrics for skirts - no need to line!)...(unless you're less ad hoc than moi, of course)

Kylie said...

It looks great. I really have to put down the knitting and start on my spring/summer wardrobe.

Nikki said...

I reckon I'll be making a few Ikea fabric versions of the skirt, too. Yours looks FAB!

Glad you had a good time with the making, and that the zip trick has inspired you to continue to zipper!!!

planettreasures said...

That fabric is fabulous and you did a great job on the skirt....might have to check that pattern out : )

CurlyPops said...

Looks fab Nic! Unfortunately mine is still sitting in the packet on the kitchen bench.

Brianna said...

Your skirt looks fantastic! Love the fabric.

lamina@do a bit said...

Your skirt looks great.. and I love that Ikea fabric! I so need to make myself some skirts desperately... mmmmm I'm feeling inspired :)

Vic said...

That's purty! Go you! I've had that book for a while now & not made a thing! Soon? Soon!

Sherrin said...

Looks great, the fabric suits it well.

inkcaravan.com said...

Looks great Nic! I love A-line skirts and this one looks like it would fit beautifully. (Rushes off to check it out…) x Alisa

Handmade said...

Great fabric - love this skirt!

Naturally Carol said...

This is a great match between fabric and pattern. I love the crisp black and white design of the fabric and the clean lines of the skirt too.

teddybearswednesday said...

LOVe it Nic!!! and love the striking pattern too.
I might have to give this pattern a go, i love a comfy skirt xo

74 Lime Lane said...

just gorgeous Nic, what beautiful fabric too.

mel @ loved said...

This is beautiful, well done I just love it!!

Wombat's Picnic said...

I love A-line skirts and that fabric is fabulous! Cyndy

lisa stubbs said...

gorgeous!! I love the fabric, I bet you look ace in it!:)

Fiona said...

Gorgeous! I ordered that pattern yesterday, so it's nice to see how others have made it up. Like the use of the Ikea fabric too - cost effective and very striking.

Caroline said...

Beautiful! I love a bit of Ikea fashion.