Linda, with roses

Added Feb 7, 2012

by buddingnatur...

Melbourne, Austr...

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Description

Linda, with roses, is the second garment I sewed on my sewing machine – I cut the pattern out of cotton broadcloth and drafted a curved waistband for it because I found the original ‘strip’ waistband uncomfortable and not form-flattering. I learned three important things from this project:

1. I find full cirlce skirts heavy and annoying to wear (although the initial twirling part is fun ;)
2. I don’t like garments that sit at my natural waistline
3. Curved waistbands are better than straight ones

I used the Bias-Bagged hem technique from Simon Henry’s Little Black dress book to finish off the skirt (except instead of hand sewing the bias on) I used the blind hem function of my sewing machine.

I then used Pebeo fabric paints to stencil roses onto the hem of the skirt.

The grey top is a crappy store-bought thing (the last ready to wear thing I bought since I started sewing-about 3 years ago =) that I block printed using Pebeo metallic paints and wooden block print stamps from India.

The white top is a hand-embroidered cotton voile blouse I bought from an artisan’s co-op in India.

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Material Notes

Cotton broadcloth
Pebeo fabric paints

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Cotton

Credits

Linda 8164
Bias bagged hem
Blind hem stitching

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    Feb 10, 2012, 08.28 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Thanks you!

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    Feb 7, 2012, 06.38 PMby patti-r

    Really Pretty!! Great Job!!

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    Feb 7, 2012, 03.07 PMby Smiley100

    I like your skirts! I like the colours and the simpleness and elegance of them!

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    Feb 7, 2012, 11.51 AMby jennyrecorder

    Gosh, that skirt is gorgeous!

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    Feb 7, 2012, 09.11 AMby Aggeliki-Greece

    Your roses are perfect!!!! You did a great job, your skirt is spectacular!!!!

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This project is based on

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/linda-with-roses?all_images=1