Saturday, 12 September 2009

all stitched up

This post is a bit of a show and tell because I've made my first skirt ever! And what's more surprising is I even like it :) It's made from very dark light-weight denim with a very simple pattern that falls just below the knee. But it does have a zip! This is a big deal as it took 5 goes on crappy fabric for me to get it right. I patiently unpicked the mistakes very time to re-use the zip until I finally understood how to do it properly. I listened to about 4 podcasts from craft sanity while I was sewing so I had good company. The skirt's not finished yet as I plan to screen print either hanabi or dragonflies on the front of it when I get around to repairing my silk screen after it spontaneously burst 2 nights ago. I think this top from Queen (swoon) looks perfect with it.

Edit a few hours later: I printed hanabi on the skirt (see 2nd pic). It took 3 layers of red to get it to stand out like that on the denim because it's so dark. I was saved by Jezze's innovative credit card method of screen printing.

11 comments:

  1. mmmmm that skirt looks terrific with hanabi on it.

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  2. Ah thanks Priya. First time and all :)

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  3. Well done. Skirt looks fantastic. The patience with the zip must have paid off.

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  4. that looks so great with the hanabi - wonderful! and well done to be so patient with the trial and error making the skirt - i really, rally admire that:)

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  5. It's gorgeous! Well done on the zip and persevering - they can be sooo frustrating, but once you've learned you can do it easily next time.

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  6. Well done. Zips are hard and I'm an old hand at them. Loving the skirt.

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  7. Hey well done with the sewing, I am just beginning to sew too, after always thinking it was other sewing kind of girls that do that sort of thing.....but now its me and I too am super pleased with my efforts!. Well done on the zip, and that skirt is gorgeous. Wear it with pride!!

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  8. Hey this looks fabulous! And the print is perfect! So much nicer than what you see in the shops.

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