Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Skirt!

A few weeks ago my husband announced that he'd like me to wear more skirts.  I thought about it for a few days and then returned to him, suggesting that I purchase some fabric to make the skirts I wanted, as opposed to spending hours and hours shopping for skirts.

The 50% off sale was on at Fabricland so off we went to choose some fabrics.  I let him contribute a lot and choose fabrics he wanted me to wear.  We also tried to branch out and choose colours and patterns I don't already normally wear.  It was a lot of fun and I should get about 5 skirts from $50.

I choose all light weight cottons (not wanting to deal with stretchy stuff yet) and I have been working on my skirts ever since.

To date I have finished 2 3/4 skirts and have fabric for 3 more.  So far I have used free patterns found online I also copied a skirt that I have hanging in my closet that I liked the shape of. 

I'm hoping to post all my new skirts this week and possibly next week.  It takes a little time to make them and get me photographed in them!

The first skirt was super simple and from the Tablecloth Skirt by V & Co. I found the fabric for $3.00 a meter.  I should have bought a little more, but I bought the fabric before I had the skirt making idea and wasn't sure what I would use it for. 

This skirt was super easy and I love the result.  If I had more fabric, it could have been a little wider at the bottom, but as it is, it definitely works!

Total cost - Fabric + zipper = $4.00

PS. My favourite spot to find free sewing patterns is http://sewing.craftgossip.com/.  You can do a search for pretty much anything.  They post new things to sew all the time and they do the blog scouring so you can spend your time sewing instead!

Update: Close ups of Skirt


  1. Your skirt is beautiful and you look great in it! Your post makes me want to dust off my sewing machine and get started on some summer-wear for myself!

  2. So so cute! You look fantastic! I'm a skirt wearer myself, maybe this would be a good project for me.