Thursday, November 25, 2010

Skirt

A new a-line skirt from some IKEA fabric I bought earlier this year. I love this fabric - it reminds me of boab trees. The binding at the top is some Amy Butler fabric. I probably should have cut it on the bias, instead I cut 3 inches and bound the top like a quilt.
I did the top binding and then put the zip in tucking the top of the zip into the binding. Easy and quick.
The best of the photos the girls took this morning.

21 comments:

flowerpress said...

Oh look, only a bit of your head missing ;-)
I have to make myself a skirt, I don't suppose you need a pattern for yours!

Jacki said...

Very cute skirt! Perfect for spring.

Amy Paul said...

smashing, darling!
xx

Lisa said...

Looks great! Love Ikea fabrics.

kirsty said...

you are such an inspiring and clever gal! is there no end to the talent i ask!! reminds me of boabs too.

x

Sue said...

I love the skirt Kate, you must have such a lovely collection of skirts now.

Angie said...

It does remind me of boab trees. I so need to get a good skirt pattern, my sewing room is littered with rejects! Any suggestions? I think the reality is I just need to spend a day modifying the patterns I already have!

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Love it!! xox

Maureen said...

That skirt is great. Thanks for the tip on the binding and the zip. I hope to find some time next week for sewing some clothes. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jo said...

Great skirt! Gotta love Ikea fabric, and the binding's perfect with it.

I'm thinking I might start getting my 5yr old to take shots of me rather than seeing my arm stretching out to hold the camera back!

thornberry said...

I love everything you've been making! This skirt is just perfect. I can feel a trip to Ikea coming on soon.

Jenevieve said...

Gorgeous skirt, I love Ikea fabric! :) x

Lee-Anne Stillitano said...

Hi Kate, great skirt perfect for summer! and great pic from the girls! he he he. lv Lee

Andi said...

Cute!
Nice skirt too!

Kris said...

I like it. Especially the fabric. I have some of that as curtains at my house and it reminds me of boab trees too. (Can't help but smile when I look at it. It is cheery I think. They are happy boab trees in my book!)

VeeV said...

i too love the ikea fabric skirt

it suits you really well

xo
eva

RETRO-fabulous said...

Super cute! I have GOT to get over to ikea soon...love their fabrics and hear they're a great deal.

Suse said...

Love it!!

I'm a huge fan of Ikea skirts myself. Might be time for another trip to enliven the stash.

pen said...

i too love Ikea fabric, and i love a nice skirt. can you recommend a pattern that will make one EXACTLY like yours!???

Novi On The Go said...

A wild looking skirt! Lots of wavy moment, very lovely and a good picture of you!

Antonio said...

The pattern looks really nice and sharp.