Green Marie Skirt with Pockets

The Burdastyle website is perfect for browsing projects for inspiration and also for downloading free patterns. For this skirt I used the Marie Skirt  pattern (downloaded from Burda Style) and made some minor adjustments. Improvements: The front of the I have added 2 pockets using some pocket patterns I have drafted for a previous skirt  (as posted on my blog) On the back of the skirt I reduced the size ofd the pleats and lengthened the sewing to ensure the back wasn’t too puffy! I have also lined the skirt so I will be perfect to wear with black opaque tights during … Continue reading

Geometric Reversible Skirt with Spots

I made this little skirt on Saturday, using some African wax print cotton and some spotty fabric – it is the same pattern as the skirt in my reversible skirt tutorial    I initially got the idea for this skirt from  http://verypurpleperson.com/2009/12/easy-full-skirt-and-little-tutorial.html. I have made a few adjustment to suit my choice of fabric. It was pretty easy to create – just 90 minutes of time and using only 2 lengths of fabric, elastic and my trusty Singer sewing machine. This skirt is now for sale on Etsy – so be sure to check it out. (custom orders are available! – contact … Continue reading

Reversible Skirt – Tutorial

I have been thinking about making a reversible elastic waist skirt for several months as I like the idea of 2 skirts in one …. perfect for travelling or simply to wear when you think you might change your mind half way through the day! I initially got the idea for this skirt from http://verypurpleperson.com/2009/12/easy-full-skirt-and-little-tutorial.html. I have made a few changes, along with making the skirt reversible. I’ve put together a tutorial of how I made my skirt; however this may not be the best nor the preferred way to make the skirt -but it worked for me 1. Take 2 lengths of fabric approx 50cm wide by 115cm wide. I … Continue reading