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Summer skirt

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:45 am
by beachlion
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. ;)

Re: Summer skirt

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:49 am
by r.m.anderson
Outstanding - nice - comfy "A" line application.
Coordinated well with that shirt and I like those heels - perfect height.

Re: Summer skirt

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:37 am
by Fred in Skirts
I do think you need a label for your own line of skirts. They do look great!! :D

Re: Summer skirt

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:15 am
by Grok
Looks good! :D Maybe you should start your own line of skirts, beach lion. :idea:

Re: Summer skirt

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:27 am
by beachlion
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).

Re: Summer skirt

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:52 pm
by weeladdie18
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

Re: Summer skirt

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:51 pm
by lazerr
Thuly fantastic. I really thing you have a talent and eye for what looks good.

Re: Summer skirt

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:54 pm
by oldsalt1
Very nice looks great has a little flare . Your sewing talents are amazing I have trouble sewing buttons back on

Re: Summer skirt

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:25 am
by beachlion
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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Re: Summer skirt

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:39 pm
by new2skirts
Looks very nice, though a little loose around the hips but a lovely color 8)

Re: Summer skirt

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:28 pm
by beachlion
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.

Re: Summer skirt

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:32 pm
by Freedomforall
You are quite the seamstress. I love your styles.

Re: Summer skirt

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:18 pm
by beachlion
Freedomforall wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:32 pm
You are quite the seamstress. I love your styles.
Thanks.

When I studied, I was told that in the field they expect an engineer to be capable of doing all the jobs. Nobody expected me to take it into the field of sewing. But I did it as all other new things, start, study and learn from your mistakes. From the shipyard I learned to construct in 3D.

Re: Summer skirt

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:25 pm
by Shilo
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.

Re: Summer skirt

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:13 pm
by beachlion
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.