Added Oct 25, 2013
Okay, I admit it: I’m a lazy person and sometimes I don’t take pictures of finished projects. I’ll hang my head in shame the minute I’ve finished blogging about it. This skirt has never found its way to the internets, although funnily enough it’s the selfmade garment I’ve worn most. It’s nice and practical! Usually I wear it with that fabulous red Hallhuber top, but it works with a lot of colours.
The best thing about this skirt is, however, that it’s a conversation starter (“That’s a hilarious pattern.” “Do you gamble?” etc). Then I can say that I made it myself, which is my favourite thing to say to other people! The yoke is from a Burda Young pattern, where you basically just had to add to rectangles to it and then you were done.
When I made the skirt, I was really a complete novice at sewing and fucked up putting in the zipper. It never did work probably and at some point this year it stopped working at all – so I actually had to put in a new one. It works a lot better now, which makes me kind of proud because it shows that I’ve become better over time! Gave me a sense of achievement, that. :)
What do you think of these summery styles?
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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