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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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