Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Daisy, Daisy give me your answer, do. Circle Skirt and Sunbe...

Added Aug 16, 2013

by Trudy McGrath

Somewhere, Ireland






Summer just isn’t over yet!!!

Both items are entirely my own design. A simple fully lined circle skirt and sunbeams inspired crop bustier top. I got the fabric online and although the exposure isn’t really great, it has some 3D daisy prints on it, very very cute even if I do say so myself.

I took my time with the hemming of the skirt. Hemming a circle skirt can be a right pain as it tends to twist in every which angle while sewing, but I have found a wonderful tutorial online for “Hemming a curved edge by machine” which made all the difference. Some tutorials on Youtube are unnecessarily complicated, but this one is easy to follow although time-consuming.

It took me over an hours and I’m not joking but it’s really worth it. Pressing and pressing and pressing!
Taking your time on your project makes it look professional, rushing is never a good idea. Creased projects are a no-no! Can’t say it enough.

check the tutorial for hemming: http://www.coletterie.com/tutorials-tips-tricks/tutorial-hemming-a-curved-edge-by-machine

The bustier is my own design and will upload a tutorial for that if someone interested to make one for herself.

Although it is a very simple outfit, it looks striking and takes some time to make :) I hope you like it!




Garment Type

5 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • 20170310_191639_large

    Aug 16, 2013, 07.08 PMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous two piece outfit trudy. the buttons and loops on the bodice where done so neatly. love your fabric and thanks for the link x

    1 Reply
    • Tumblr_n50qiivr1a1qz7lxdo1_500_large

      Aug 16, 2013, 07.34 PMby Trudy McGrath

      Thank you, the buttons are adorable :) I hope it will help to hem easier and neater!

  • 271690_10150223936152531_624236_o_large

    Aug 16, 2013, 05.09 PMby WillowWickedRad

    So very cute! A fantastic summer outfit…

    1 Reply
    • Tumblr_n50qiivr1a1qz7lxdo1_500_large

      Aug 16, 2013, 05.45 PMby Trudy McGrath

      The pictures don’t do justice unfortunately, but I love it. I wish Summer would never end!

  • Missing

    Aug 16, 2013, 04.40 PMby Cristina Staicu

    Wow! Such a fresh and happy feeling outfit! Love the girly details and your attitude:) and of course your cat :)) xx

    3 Replies
    • Tumblr_n50qiivr1a1qz7lxdo1_500_large

      Aug 16, 2013, 04.43 PMby Trudy McGrath

      You always make my day :) Mr Man follows me everywhere I go, this time he had his eyes on my bag :)

    • Missing

      Aug 16, 2013, 04.46 PMby Cristina Staicu

      I always admire such passionate fashionistas like yourself :) And that you like making your projects look professional and nice and tidy! Thanks for the link to the blog about sewing! Xx

    • Tumblr_n50qiivr1a1qz7lxdo1_500_large

      Aug 16, 2013, 04.59 PMby Trudy McGrath

      I try to make it look the best I can according to my skills and ability. It’s only a hobby I haven’t learned how to make dresses, but the internet is such a wonderful thing…there’s everything on youtube that you need to know about sewing :)
      I just watched “Funny Face” for the third time…super inspired! :P

  • Eabb6d7464e8466d9723b787d049a790_large

    Aug 16, 2013, 03.37 PMby papermothballvintage

    Thank you! I really liked the pleating on the bodice.

  • Eabb6d7464e8466d9723b787d049a790_large

    Aug 16, 2013, 02.49 PMby papermothballvintage

    Very Cute!

    1 Reply
    • Tumblr_n50qiivr1a1qz7lxdo1_500_large

      Aug 16, 2013, 02.53 PMby Trudy McGrath

      Thank you so much, it means a lot!Your works are just amazing!

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 13 people added it