Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's spring! Need a skirt?

Well, yes, don't mind if I do! My lovely and generous colleagues gave me the best farewell present when I changed jobs recently: a rather large gift voucher for my favourite fabric shop - Addicted to Fabric (great name isn't it?!). I went and spent it last week and came home with some gorgeous dressmaking fabric, including some Alexander Henry Mocca Floral in black, white and yellow. It screamed skirt to me - what do you think?
It's lined and has a zip, as well as two tiny pleats/darts. I used the skirt part from a dress pattern I bought as part of my haul and modified it, created a self-facing waistband, added some lining and a zip and voila! A dress is next!

13 comments:

Doodlebug Gail said...

Lovely! Yes, you're right it's perfect for a skirt. Great job Lily.

Bec Clarke said...

It's just lovely, those colours are very you and you are so clever doing it all yourself.

Cass said...

Wow it's great, the colours really suit you

Monika said...

very very nice! I do love the bold 'out there' graphics. I still have to make mine....maybe soon when I am not working so much LOL!!

Helen said...

This looks really nice Lily, great fabric, HOT legs!!

AJ said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!
I agree with Helen great legs!!Lucky Carl!

Little Munchkins said...

The skirt looks great! I have always loved that AH print.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Love it! hey, what was the job change? get me up to speed please! I have been absent!

Karen said...

Gorgeous Lily - and nice to see you makig something for you too!

Sandy said...

You look very beautiful in your gorgeous skirt. Good job, Lily.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the skirt - the fabric is perfect - such a fun print for summer.

Bronwyn said...

Hi Lily! I saw that you are coming to SIT - me too! it will be nice to put a face to a name - skirt looks great!!!

MY SPACE said...

A gorgeous skirt! Looks great! I have been following your blog for ages (and you on EB) , and really enjoy it! Looking forward to meeting you at SIT.