Summer skirt

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Summer skirt

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Beside camo, I have used only solid colors when I ordered fabric. To break this habit, I ordered a grey fabric with white and blue lines in it. It was also very light so ideal for summer.
The skirt is quite wide, the hem is 2 m (80") so it will flow around in the breeze. Length is 46 cm (18") and it is just above the knee.
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It is quite a while since my last home made product but this one was made in record time and the quality of stitching has also improved. Maybe it is time for my own label. ;)
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Outstanding - nice - comfy "A" line application.
Coordinated well with that shirt and I like those heels - perfect height.
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I do think you need a label for your own line of skirts. They do look great!! :D
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Looks good! :D Maybe you should start your own line of skirts, beach lion. :idea:
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Thanks for the compliments. I keep sewing as a hobby because I don't want any obligations or commitments. With 75, I want to enjoy life (in a skirt).
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Well done Beach Lion ...I wear summer skirts with an elasticated or draw string waist band ..Easy fitting ..Hem below the knee for respectability when sitting down.
The older style of skirts are found in Charity shops for less than £ 5. Loose and free flowing.. Should be easy to make .
Hem length a similar length to your skirt . Ideal for male summer wear . I wear my hem as full as possible for comfort. Usually 8 to 12 feet .
Sometimes I see second hand 50,s and 60,s second hand patterns in charity shops . Far cheaper than the new modern retro patterns
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Thuly fantastic. I really thing you have a talent and eye for what looks good.
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Very nice looks great has a little flare . Your sewing talents are amazing I have trouble sewing buttons back on
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A few weeks ago I finished a summer skirt. Being too late for this summer, at least at my latitude, I will give it an airing next year. I used a pattern I used for a black pencil skirt. In black twill the fabric draped well. With this lightweight fabric not so much but it is still wearable.
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I made a slit in the rear that is only visible when walking.
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Looks very nice, though a little loose around the hips but a lovely color 8)
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new2skirts wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:39 pm
Looks very nice, though a little loose around the hips but a lovely color 8)
It is quite loose around the hips on purpose. With a little more fabric in that quarter, the bulge is less visible. Especially with thin fabrics that drapes closely around the bodyforms.
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You are quite the seamstress. I love your styles.
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Freedomforall wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:32 pm
You are quite the seamstress. I love your styles.
Thanks.

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Engineers sewing is more common than you might expect. My uncle started sewing in the navy where he ten a profitable sideline altering uniforms. He transferred this to civilian life making ball gowns for his daughter. To the envy of her friends. Sadly my skills in that direction are lacking extending only to turning up hems with that iron on sticky stuff. I did once make a Harry Potter outfit for my own daughter which she preferred to the bought one.
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I just started sewing and with every project, I got some experience added. YouTube is also a good source of information. I also bought a book that was very helpful.
https://www.amazon.com/Readers-Digest-C ... 0895770261

But you have to do it yourself to become a better sewist. I still have a long way to go. Don't be afraid to experiment. Even failed projects will teach you something.
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