Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Skirts! (More Sewing Projects)

Here are pictures of skirts I have completed in the last couple of months. I was taking pictures of them all today, so I thought I'd show you what I've been up to.

This first skirt is three panels, front and back, (six total) and is flared at the base. I made it out of some narrow corduroy. The material is pretty heavy and durable. It will be a great winter skirt. I sewed a pocket in the right seam and a lapped zipper on the left side with a hook and loop fastener.

This second skirt is made from a wool-like material. (Maybe wool, maybe a poly/wool blend, I'm not sure. I get a lot of my materials second hand and sometimes I have to guess about what they are made from.)
I put a zipper/ button closer down the center front. This skirt has four panels (total) and darts at the waist band. I made belt loops and side seam pockets for this skirt. This skirt would also make a nice winter skirt. :)

I got a little creative on this third skirt. I started with a half circle skirt and added a sewn in ruffled petticoat. (Again, this would make a good winter skirt.) I thought the petticoat would make the hemline look kind of like it was floating, just to add a little visual interest. I put a pocket in the right seam and an invisible zipper in the left seam with a button and latch fastener at the top.

And, finally, this is a denim skirt that I just finished this morning.
I am very happy with how it turned out. It is very full and has all the bells and whistles; (In my opinion, other women may have different preferences.) Front pockets, back pockets, belt loops, and topstitching. It is very long. It is a little too long for me. (It drags on the floor. I am kind of short. :))

That is what I've been working on.

I hope you all have a good day! :)


Sunshine Country said...

Very nice! :) I enjoyed seeing all of the finished skirts you've been working on! It looks like you've done an excellent job on all of them. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us!

Sarah said...

Your new skirts are lovely! I especially like the one with the attached petticoat.

Sister in the Mid-west said...

Sunshine Country, thank you for the compliment! I am glad you enjoyed seeing the skirts that I've been working on. I did make this post with you in mind. :)

Sister in the Mid-west said...

Thank you for the compliment, Sarah!

Stephanie said...

Oh wow you are amazing! Do you sell these? I just discovered your blog today. : )

Sister in the Mid-west said...

Thank you so much for the compliment!
I have a small Etsy shop where I have listed these skirts. The name of my shop is QuietStandards. If you are interested this link should take you there https://www.etsy.com/shop/QuietStandards?ref=hdr_shop_menu
I will go check out your blog now! :)