Sunday, 4 May 2014

Skirt Sew-A-Long: Ta-daaaaahh!


I can hardly believe it: I finished my first skirt!


I love it! I love the colours, the fabric...and I loved making it. (And I am pleased to report that it is the same floral pattern on the front and the back, thank-you Grandma!)


And while digging out summer tops to match with it, I realised my Blossoming Bag matches it splendidly! 

I would have been lost without the fab-a-roony tutorials from Miss Lazy Daisy Jones – you are an amazing seamstress, m’dear, see you on GBSB next year? I know I speak for a number of us...

I’ve been bitten by the bug; I’m already snooping around Pinterest and various web sites for my next pattern. Perhaps another skirt, maybe a dress...or shall I just wait to see what Grandma sends to me?

And to prove it fits, here I am wearing my skirt, photo snapped by Bunny:


All five feet of me, wearing a simple pink summer tee and ballet flats. That’s my new linen summer hat, I’m a little bit in love with it...

Thank you to everyone who left a comment on my last post, you are all so supportive and encouraging, it really boosted my confidence! Now I must change from this skirt to my gardening clothes, the sun is shining and there is work to be done...

Have a lovely weekend!

Chrissie x

44 comments:

  1. gorgeous........well done Chrissie..:)
    V x

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous!! I do love that crochet bag too the colours go so well....and the hat ...ah!! the hat ...smashing :-)

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  3. It is magnificent !! Congratulations !
    Ps - lovely hat too !

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  4. Its really pretty Chrissie, you must be so pleased with it. Very satisfying to master something new.
    Have a great rest of weekend,
    Kate x

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  5. Well done you, looking really good! Love, Mirjam.

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  6. Well done Chrissie, it looks lovely and blossoming bag matches a treat. New hat is lovely too. Enjoy the rest of the bank holiday weekend.
    Jane x

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  7. I think you did a fabulous job of that skirt. The fabric is just perfect. Your crochet bag compliments your skirt beautifully.

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  8. Aww, so cute and I love how you've accessorised it. x

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  9. Your skirt is gorgeous! Well done you! You wear it very well, I have to say.
    Marianne x

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  10. I love it, very pretty and perfect for summer.

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  11. Brilliant job! A perfect match for the bag. The hat is lovely, I always wear a hat in the garden, but have never found one that fits really well. Yours looks just right!

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  12. I want to make another one - NOW! It's absolutely lovely Chrissie and a perfect match for your bag and hat (must admit I'm also a teeny bit in love with your hat as well!) Well done x Jane

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  13. Wow, you look great in your skirt - such pretty fabric, perfect for summer. Your little bunny is a great photographer! and your bag is so pretty too, what a fantastic made outfit. PS you are very kind leaving such sweet comments on my blog - thank you, and by the way, my children have discovered Frozen and I have the songs going around in my head as well - except I don't know all the words and it drives me nuts!!!! Have a great week, Sam xxxx

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  14. It's lovely, clever you, and the hat is wonderful too. I shall look forward to seeing what you make next!

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  15. Wow it's so gorgeous, looks fab with the bag to, you clever thing
    Clare x

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  16. Your skirt looks fab! I have been searching for some clothes to make, but am yet to get a move on and do it! Look forward to seeing what else you make! Maria x

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  17. It's a lovely fabric & the skirt looks great on you. I am anxiously waiting for my pattern to arrive so I can have a go. I love the length I'm 5ft too, well plus another inch.

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  18. But it's gorgeous!!! You look as pretty as a picture - clever you! xx

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  19. A perfect spring/summer outfit with great matching accessories. Well done chrissie it's the bees knees! X

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  20. Woooo Hoooo ..... you clever thing, it looks beautiful and so do you :o)
    Love Jooles x x x

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  21. Wow, well done you, it looks beautiful on and I love the fabric you've chosen. I keep meaning to try and make a skirt, I must, must get around to it - you've inspired me!

    S x

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  22. Dear Chrissie
    It's gorgeous - huge congratulations! I have stalled somewhat with mine but have set myself a time limit - I need it made for the autumn!! I am determined to make it though and have also just purchase a pattern for some long shorts and cropped trousers (elasticated/draw string waist to make it a little bit easier!).
    Enjoy wearing your skirt during the summer.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  23. Beautiful skirt ! And little crochet purse ! And pictures !
    Have a nice and shinny week !
    Anna

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  24. Congratulations, it's lovely!

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  25. You did it!! It looks lovely well done. Xx

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  26. Bravo, you look gorgeous what a beautiful figure you have.

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  27. You look adorable in your new skirt. Well done my friend. I have the pattern for that bag, I must get moving on it.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  28. You look adorable! Perfect spring skirt! Yay you!!

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  29. Isn't it great! I love the feeling of sewing things for us to wear, like I am really using my time wisely not just faffing!! I am pleased you plunged for the photo too - Jo x

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  30. Chrissy, it's beautiful! You did a wonderful job. It looks lovely on you too. You're teeny-tiny! It's the perfect fit and style for you. Well done.

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  31. It's gorgeous Chrissie ... Bee xx

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  32. Soo very pretty, a lot like your good self...Here's wishing us a few summery days to wear our pretty skirts..Brrr pretty cool here today...
    hugs maria x

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  33. well done you! I knew you'd do it with no problems and I look forward to seeing your next item of clothing. You look gorgeous in it by the way!

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  34. Oh wow well done Chrissie your skirt is so cute! Bunny may be a budding photographer! great photo x

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  35. Your skirt is so cute - and your bag too! A great new outfit for the summer - well done!
    Caz xx

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  36. Im very impressed with your skirt...it is such a pretty floral fabric. Nice photo of you wearing your skirt with hat and bag........great outfit!

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  37. Big success, well done Chrissie - you look great in it! x J

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  38. Taaaaaa daaaaahhh!
    get you pretty as a picture!
    I have been away from blogland for a bit and have missed all the excitement!
    Truly, truly proud of you my friend, just adorable....
    D x
    ps love to bunny please pass on my admiration for her camera skills...great teamwork.
    xxxxxxxxxxx

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  39. Good for you Chrissie, it's lovely! Such a pretty floral, very summery and feminine! You are on a roll with the finishes and ta dahs, well done!
    Gill xx

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  40. Gorgeous! You, and the skirt. Good job. It will be perfect for summer. x

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  41. Your skirt is beautiful. Well done! Best wishes, Pj x

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  42. Your skirt is beautiful and what a great outfit you put together love the hat!
    Margaret
    ps I'm even later than you because I have the pattern but have yet to cut it out!

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  43. Well done you!!! It really is a beauty!! You very clever girl.xoxo

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