Added Jul 26, 2010
This is a navy blue corduroy a-line skirt. I did a reverse applique of a bird using a scrap of cotton print I had in my scrap stash – so it has a “touch” of the “Alabama Studio” to it. I designed the bird motif myself. I also popped on a patch pocket because pockets are just so darn useful!!!
I used the free A-Line Skirt by ThunderLily pattern. I was very happy with this pattern and recommend it to others – but I had to “shave” a bit off the “a-line” so I came in about an inch each side from the hem tapering up to the hip area. I think in any other fabric this would not be needed but because the corduroy is stiff it just needed a bit of slimming down.
I cannot say enough (and I think this is the first project I have popped up where I can say this) how much I love, love, love this skirt!! It is warm, (it’s freezing here at the mo – just managed to find one day with sun to do the shoot outside with “the gang”) I love the fabric and the way the applique turned out (I’ve never done this before and kinda muddled my way through by myself) and I am happy with the pocket (another first). I also gave Hong Kong seams a go, because I didn’t want the cord to fray all over the place – and I love them too! All bits (even the zip!) turned out really well and neat.
Please excuse the untidy appearance of my chickens, Sooksie is molting at the mo and looks like a real scruff!
PS I used the instructions at http://www.burdastyle.com/terms/patch-pockets to do the pockets. This was very helpful but I don’t seem to be able to add that under “Techniques” below.
Corduroy, cotton print, cotton bias binding.
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