Sunday, October 5, 2008

A-line Skirt

I did it! I made my first skirt. An A-Line skirt. I purchased the Amy Butler Barcelona Skirt pattern a few weeks back when I found this adorable fabric store in Southwest Little Rock. The fabric is by Amy Butler as well. I love the greens in the fabric.

It is lined with muslin which makes it a bit heavy. Perfect for fall or spring weather. I think it hangs nicely. I had a bunch of trouble with the stinking invisible zipper! Mine isn't very invisible!!! I tried re-doing it 3 times....but ripping out a zipper is the most frustrating thing! I would rather pull out my hair!


I'm pleased overall with the way it came together. I will wear it with pride!

21 comments:

Meaghan said...

I'm trying to talk my boyfriend into getting me one! So pretty and a wonderful reminder of how precious life is and to remember that you must always respect your health!

-Meaghan

TMI said...

I am immensely impressed with your completed project! I've been seriously considering dusting off my sewing machine and getting into making skirts for my baby girl and myself. I think you've just helped me make that decision!

That pic of your daughter is amazing. Beautiful girls!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

~Tara

Susie said...

Great skirt!! You look great in it too!! Can I just say, you don't look old enough to have 2 adult children!! I should know...I don't look old enough to have a Freshman in college either:-)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you come back soon:-)

Heather said...

Girl, that is gorgeous. I can't even see that zipper!

From a girl who doesn't even own a sewing machine...I am so impressed with women like you who can create something beautiful out of a piece of fabric.

And you look freakin' fabulous!

Kaycee said...

Wow amazing job!! Your daughters are beautiful too (they're probably around my age :) )

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Melody said...

Way to go! It looks GREAT!

Sandy Toes said...

Wow...that is amazing...I have to hot glue buttons on..can't sew a thing!
Have a great week!
-Sandy Toes

Becky said...

Wow! I am impressed. I can't sew a lick! I really think the skirt turned out cute.

Julie said...

congrats, I think it looks great! I want to get into sewing... i think it will be easier when my littlest one is a bit older. Love the pattern!

WheresMyAngels said...

It is so cute! Way to go.

Your Man said...

Hey I think its great that the zipper is not invisible...I wont have any trouble finding it when I need to unzip you....Looks great on you or maybe its you that looks good in it. Its both. Love you babe, have a great day....John

Susie said...

P.S. I found my Fontina cheese at a fancy dancy store we have here called Sendicks. It is an imported cheese so, you might have to go to a specialty market. In a pinch, you can use Swiss. Get the nuttiest you can find:-)

illahee said...

it looks great! i'm too afraid to sew clothing for myself!

thanks for visiting via BATW today!

Rene said...

Great job!!! I'm totally impressed you messed with an invisible zipper!! I'm a professional seamstress and I run screaming from those darn things!

Tabitha Blue said...

Good for you!! I can't sew for anything. Wish I had learned and maybe still will. I think it's so amazing to be able to make something for yourself :)

Aubrey said...

Gorgeous!

I love the fabric and green just happens to be my fave color! Looks great on you!

Tori said...

you did so awesome!
love you.

TattooedMinivanMom said...

WOW! You made that? I can only make dinner....and babies:)

Heather said...

It's ADORABLE! I love the fabric.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

OMGoodness! SOOOO cute! Now you need to sell me one! ;-)

LOVE the fabric!

~melody~

Barbara said...

It looks great. I'm so proud of you. I knew you could do it. It just takes some women longer to find their creativity.
Love you,mom