Monday, May 18, 2009

Skirts Skirts Skirts!

My fabric co-op was running a skirt contest back in March. Perfect I thought, I love skirts for the summer! I decided to enter the contest and I planned out a whole bunch of them and actually cut out the fabrics and linings for 5 of them. Five. Back in March. None got completed by the end of March but one by one they all did eventually make it out of the "in progress" pile and I've just about finished all of them. The "just about" part is needed for one which needs a bit of ripping and resewing.
Three of them are the Amy Butler Barcelona Skirt pattern. One is Simplicity 2655 and one is a weird combination (this is the one that still needs work!)

I was really pleasantly surprised by the Simplicity pattern. I will definitely use it again - I love the flounce at the bottom particularly. It's hard to tell with the busy pattern (Amy Butler Daisy Chain in Dandelion Fields Forest) but it's 6 panels, a yoke on top and the flounce on the bottom.

And now the three Barcelona Skirts. I've made this pattern three times before, it's just a perfect a-line and the layered version is really fun too.

So that fifth skirt is the black/red/white/multi one peaking out in the picture above. I started with the Barcelona shape on top, added a strip of the red full moon dots and a flounce in the Mirabelle fabric for the bottom. Unfortunately I think it looked better on my head and is quite wild in person! It also currently has some shape issues so I'm planning on fixing it and giving it another look.


  1. They are soooo cute!!! I really need to try one. I LOVE the second one A LOT! Very fun!

  2. I love the passionvine fabric, it looks great with the Barcelona pattern! the first one looks really great on you too. I need to make me some summer skirts, thanks for the inspiration to get moving!

  3. The barcelona skirt is my favorite one to make and i think it is so flattering on any figure! great skirts!

  4. Cute skirts Jaime! You look great, too!

  5. I can't decide which one I favor the most.....first or second? I may have to try to barcelona pattern.

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  6. OK, I think I'm sold. I have to go and get this pattern now. Thanks for sharing!