Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Whole Lotta Love for My New Skirt

Finished, skirt Simplicity 2215 in Lotta  Jansdotter 'Echo' Dusted Plum Florine and I am very happy with it.  I made the waist band wider but other wise unchanged from my test run version.
Nice details include irregular pleats- the sizes and directions vary, capacious pockets,
plus a contrast lining of mustard yellow- the egg dot print from Hoodies Morning Call range for Blank Quilting- I would love some more of this, if you know where I can find it please let me know!
I made the finished waistband an inch taller
and a pleated and frayed fringe edge on the hem.  It makes me feel like a lady, I have already ordered another print in navy so maybe I repeat this one, or maybe pastures new.  If you like the hem I have written a tutorial telling you how to do it here.
Busy week this week, Candy Cane paper pieced pattern will go on sale Thursday and there is a lot going on at home too, award evening thing with Lula, Ikea delivery, more kitchen fitting and I had 10 head injections yesterday- some weeks seem to pack a month's activity into 7 days.
(**edited to add**)
 I have these injections every 6 months to help prevent migraine- I am fine, i don't mind needles at all, it is just a lot in one go and it makes head/neck sore for a while, it is worth it.

And if you fancy the skirt pattern, it is relatively easy but there is a side concealed zipper which combines with the pocket- hmm, quite tricky that bit, otherwise OK.  If you haven't made a skirt before, I fully recommend Anna's recent sew-a-long for a similar style which is a great first skirt project.
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13 comments:

  1. Very nice - and again, I love the boots ;)

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  2. Ten head injections? Do you mean in your actual head?! That sound horrible, hope you're ok Kerry!
    Your skirt is beautiful, it suits you really well. I love the contrasting lining for the pockets and the frayed hemline.
    Congrats to Lula and her award thing!

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  3. Gorgeous skirt! Love the contrast lining and hem! Do you think the pattern is suitable for beginners?? Clearly for when I am not with child!! Hope you're OK, head injections sound painful!!

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  4. This is an adorable skirt pattern that suites you well. I like the extra height on the waist band too. Frayed skirt detail is perfect!!

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  5. what a great skirt! and those boots are perfect! it all makes a nice outfit!

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  6. What a great skirt, it fits perfectly! Head injections sound painful, hope you don't have to have any more for a while...

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  7. gorgeous skirt!, head injections? eek, that does not sound friendly.

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  8. Kerry, Love the skirt. It is so lovely!
    Head injections? Oh no, what is going on? I hope you are ok!
    xo
    Charise

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  9. Oh goodness, thank you for clarifying the head injections!!! I was so worried reading that. I am still horrified at the notion and feel so badly for you, but relieved. The skirt is awesome. I love that particular fabric choice and the hem details are great.

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  10. I love your skirt!
    Ten head injections??? sounds awful!

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  11. Really cute skirt, and love the contrasting colour in the pocket

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  12. It looks gorgeous! I love the combination of fabrics and all the details are stunning :)

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  13. The skirt is positively gorgeous! Good work!

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