Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Monet Skirt

So I've been busy trying to learn how to make more tailored skirts for myself for Skirt Week 2013 and the Summer of No Pants.  I followed this excellent tutorial over at Melly Sews to draft a straight skirt pattern with front and back darts.  I made a mint eyelet straight skirt first that didn't turn out that great.  It needs some refining - maybe I'll post about it another time.  I decided to try again with the pattern I drafted and some better fabric. 

I REALLY love this Tribute to Monet Water Lilly fabric - so much that I've been too afraid to cut into it.  Monet is one of my favorite artists so I flipped when I saw this print.  I planned on making a dress for the girls, but it made more sense to make something for myself with it.  I was going to try to do something crazy with triangles and stripes of fabric, but wanted to make sure I was really showcasing the fabric.  So I just added some side panels of purple linen from Jo-Ann's to highlight the purple in the water lily print.

One last pic without the green ribbon sash that I styled it with.  It's a simple design but comfortable and pretty!

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  1. Okay, seriously - I'm feeling inferior over here... How do you find the time for all of these projects?! Love the purple with that fabric, btw - really pretty!

  2. I love the colors of this skirt. And the panels. You are looking GREAT!!!.... :) Nice sewing!

    hugs xx Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  3. Love this. Looks awesome. I found you over at Make it, Wear it and I'd love for you to link up at my new link party -

    Hope to see you there!