Vibrant Summer Florals



This is my second official make of 2014.  I still have one more 2013 post to write up, but for the life of me can't find the photos I took of it on the weekend.  I suspect they are on Courteney's camera and it is at home and I am still using the wifi at the pool.  February 14 is roll over day and I can't wait.  This is wearing very thin!

It should come as no surprise that my second make of 2014, also utilizes the lovely colourful floral stretch cotton fabric that I made Courteney's shorts out of.  This fabric was always destined to become a pencil skirt.  

Once again using V1247 in my redrafted pencil form, I have made a skirt I really like.  I was tempted to make a dress out of the fabric because after making the shorts I ended up with a very generous offcut.  This print is however extremely busy and I felt a skirt was a better choice.  

I lined the skirt so it didn't stretch out too much.  I did consider buying a length of orange or beige bemsilk lining but had a lot of baby blue satin lining in my stash and given that there is blue in the skirt, I went with blue.  The zip and button were also from my stash so all in all this was a very economical skirt to make.  Best of all, I still have a small amount left over.  Now I wonder if I have enough to squeeze out a pair of shorts for myself!



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  1. Very nice skirt. Have you ever made the top from this pattern. I have it out to sew next, but am becoming uncertain.

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    1. Yes I have and really like the shape of it but it does run large and the neckline is big. You can see mine at http://fabricepiphanies.blogspot.co.nz/2012/02/first-aid-required.html and http://fabricepiphanies.blogspot.co.nz/2012/10/vogue-1247-revisited.html

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  2. Very pretty pencil skirt. Looks lovely with a solid colour top. You are really making the most from this length of fabric. Look forward to seeing your shorts too.

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    1. Thank you! The shorts might be next summer now.

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  3. This is such a TNT pattern for you now! It does look marvellous.

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    1. Thank you! The only trouble with TNT patterns is they aren't the most exciting to make up!

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