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Seamwork Leonora Skirt

This skirt is one of my favorite makes so far for my #SummerSewing wardrobe. I wanted a simple straight skirt so I went with the Seamwork Leonora pattern. I bought this 100% cotton bull denim from Joann Fabrics. For a skirt like this, I didn’t want a stretch denim. I bought the buttons and round rivets from WAWAK. The pattern was pretty good and easy to follow. I’m pretty pear shaped so I had to grade…

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Tilly and the Buttons Miette Skirt

Poor Miette, this skirt seemed like it was never meant to be. Don’t get me wrong – the pattern is well drafted with good instructions but I faced a few challenges in my sewing journey. This is the Miette Skirt by Tilly and the Buttons.   I sewed this skirt as a sample for a possible class. I’m always looking for smart, easy, beginner friendly patterns for teaching opportunities. But right after I finished this skirt…

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Blueprints A-Frame v2.0

This is my second version of the BluePrints for Sewing A-Frame skirt. This fabric is black so it may be hard to see the seam lines. You can click on the images to zoom in. I’ve now taught this pattern as a class a few times and I’m always impressed at how well it fits everyone who has made it. It helps that the pattern includes fitting instructions. For this skirt, I again made the…

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Blueprints for Sewing A-Frame Skirt

You guys!!! I think I found my new favorite pattern… My apologies for the high number of photographs. What can I say? I love this skirt so much and it looks so good in every single picture that it’s difficult to choose which to show. This is the A-Frame skirt from Blueprints for Sewing, view A – the pencil skirt version. The fabric is red corduroy from The Cloth Pocket (beware, the fabric is a more…

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Made by Rae Cleo Skirt

I made this skirt for another class I’m teaching at The Cloth Pocket. I’ve been looking for a good new skirt pattern lately because I prefer wearing skirts/dresses to pants/shorts in the summer. This is the Made by Rae Cleo Skirt. I sewed the shorter View A. This is a basic skirt design the contrast hem band gives it a bit more style. I also prefer these types of pockets to side seam pockets and I…

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Vintage 70s Skirt – Simplicity 8019

I’ve seen these little button-down, a-line, mini skirts all over the place lately so when I saw Simplicity 8019, a 1970s re-print skirt pattern in four lengths, I bought it to make my own version. This skirt is a bit of a wearable muslin, I don’t love the fit but it’s good enough for now. I used a black cotton velvetteen from a now defunct local store paired with some matte black buttons from Joann. One note…

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Crinoline Petticoat Tutorial

Ooooh look, I made a petticoat! Ruffly petticoats aren’t something we see much of these days.  They’re usually only worn with special occasion dresses. Sometimes a pretty party dress will come with a layer of tulle attached to the skirt lining but not much else. I talked about the current popularity of the Fit and Flare dress in my last post, but those dresses don’t often get the kind of “flare” in the skirt like…

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Floral Circle Skirt and Cropped Sweatshirt

This post is a two-fer! A whole me-made coordinating outfit. I’m teaching a bunch of sewing classes these days at a local Austin store, including a circle skirt class. I made this skirt as an example based on my measurements. I found this great big floral stretch cotton at Joann Fabrics. I loved the graphic look of the roses and the colors. It had a very 50s vibe so what better use for it than a…

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