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Monday, May 14, 2012

Natural Fibers Contest - Skirt

Yep I'm entering another contest. It's not the winning that counts its the taking part...and showing off what you made. lol!

Natural Fibres Contest

So I have purchased myself  2 metres of fabric. Olive green and white polkadot. I have also got some black bias binding to turn into piping. I will definately be making the skirt a smaller size so it sits on the natural waist this time. Using simplicity 4044.

The Review

This is the 2nd time I've sewn a skirt from this pattern. Its such a versatile pattern and simple to put together once you get the hang of the CF 'dip'. Chose some fab polkadot fabric (100% cotton..I remembered to ask the shop assistant this time) and I think the black piping just gives it a stylish twist.

I think next time I will have to make the waist even smaller, but keep the hips the same size or maybe make the darts bigger.

I did have a few issues with the facing due to not thinking I needed to look at instructions again. And thus not leaving a gap for the zip and not connecting the dip till I pit in the piping.
But it worked out for the best after a quick 'adaptation'.

I also for the hem used the bias binding but made it very thin so it gave the impression of piping.

I sewed the whole skirt by hand, no machine help this time....already worn it twice.



  1. Hi there! I think your skirt looks great, and I really like the piping. Wanted to stop by and comment, keep up the good work! It would be great to see how it looks on you!

    1. Thank you for commenting. :)
      Glad you liked it. I like getting feedback.
      I do have a pic of me wearing it...
      but I took the photo's after I'd been wearing it all day so its a bit crumpled looking. Hoping once its been washed and ironed I'll take more pics that look a bit better.