Thursday, 8 January 2015

Black and white skirt

After brief look through the clothes I have I realized I need more skirts. And pants. And tops. Not to forget about blazers/jackets/outerwear... Basically anything but dresses. Guess what I like sewing the most?

Anyway, I've been eyeing high-waisted skirt (mod. 113) from Burda 4/2014 for a while. I just needed the right fabric. After tracing the pattern I went through my stash and found 2m of stretch cotton in black and white aztec pattern. I bought it ages ago in Pete's Emporium without any specific pattern in mind. The skirt used up maybe 0.5m so I still have a bit left and I'm not sure what to do with it... I keep thinking about crazy pair of pants but I'm not sure whether I'd be brave enough to wear them (providing they would work out well)

Putting it together was really easy. Because my fabric is reasonably stretchy I cut the skirt 2 sizes smaller - guess what? It's still too big! Also the top part doesn't sit right when placed as designed. I have curves and the lines of that part are practically straight. I still wear it but more like a normal skirt with a wide band than a high waisted one. I think I'll make it again and see if I can fix those issues.

Here are some photos on flat surface. Can you see the seams?

On the back one of fabric panels shifted a bit :(

I still have a few makes from 2014 to blog about - I just need to take some photos and that seems to be my biggest problem with blogging! I have quite a few sewing plans for 2015 but it can be summed up in a few words - make more, learn more and don't be afraid of trying. I also want to use up at least half of my stash (just to make more room for new and exciting fabrics!!!)

As a bonus photo (excuse bathroom selfie!) - today in the morning I found the first wearable piece of clothing I ever made. Before this dress I made a few soft toys and 2 tops that went straight to the scrap bin. The dress fits like a dream (atm is a tiny bit on the tight side) has not-so-invisible zipper and a few interesting sewing solutions but it is great that I can see my progress but also that I can impress myself with 'me from the past'

Edit: Seems I have some issue with photos posted from my phone. Sorry for that!


  1. Love the skirt! I don't think I could wear pants out of the leftovers but others have made pants out of patterned fabric and pulled it off.

    1. Thank you!
      Yeah, I don't think I could wear the potential pants either... The print is just bit too bold. It will go back to my stash until I have another idea ;)

  2. Piękny materiał! Najpierw obłędnie spodobała mi się spódnica, ale potem sukienka. Sama nie wiem, która lepsza.

  3. Świetnie wygląda ten wzór właśnie na spódnicy :-)


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