Hi! I’m finally back on the blog with a new sewing project after about six months off. I’ve sewed in these months but for work and for Matilde mainly. You have seen two nice summer dresses for my baby girl if you follow me on Instagram and Facebook.
Keeping this blog updated (that means texts, translations, editing pictures and so on) is a little bit more difficult than update my profiles on social media, so I’ve neglected it in these months. I hope to find time to go back and write on my blog again. Let’s start from this skirt!
The pattern is Skirt n. 107 from Burda Style 02.2019 (you can find it on the magazine cover).
I made this skirt for Abilmente exhibition in Vicenza. I was there in collaboration with Prym, Gutermann and Burda Style in Cucito su di te Dressmaking Lab area and I made two live shows. I sewed part of this skirt in one of the two live show.
It’ a retro ’50 inspired skirt, that could have had a great potential to be a modern skirt with the right choice of fabric. The Color Soup gave me the right fabric: the Dumfies. It’s a beautiful double satin fabric that gives structure to the skirt. I wanted a modern skirt, not a too much retro style, so I chose this Belles print (blue background and orange and light blue flowers) that gives a modern look to the skirt in my opinion. Anyway you can choose the print you prefer (or print your own design) on their website.
It was quite simple sewing it and there are some nice details to sew: slanted pockets, flaps, belt loops and a belt.
Speaking of waistband, I chose this Prym buckle. I sewed the Waistband wrong side to wrong side, turned it inside out, finished the fourth side and sewed it with the buckle. And that’s it!
I finished the waistband by hand inside and I hemmed by hand too.
I have to say that I love this skirt and you’ve loved it too at Abilmente Vicenza!
I think it could be perfect for an event, an evening out and a wedding.
I’d like to sew a crop top with the scraps, so that I can have two garments that look like a dress. What do you think about?