Sunday, July 8, 2012

Blue Bow Pleated Skirt


When I got back from Alaska in May but before I gallivanted off to Chicago, I spent a few days at home in the woods. In this brief respite, I got down and dirty & did a little stash busting. This blue fabric had been around for about 5 or 6 years, so it was high time to give it some new life. So, I made this nice little blue skirt with a happy bow. I love the length--I think it's the perfect happy medium!



There is a handpicked zipper in back with an extended waistband & button. I was just too lazy to do a hook and eye. I think I even sewed the button on with my machine! And, of course, pockets. I never ever regret putting pockets into a garment.


It's really nice to clean out the stash and make a little more room on my shelves. But it is never long before I fill them back up again! Do you find that you're a fabric hoarder? I just always plan on future projects and then never get to them. And I can't say no to a good deal on nice fabric.


Excuse the wrinkles! I knew I should've ironed it. On a less fun note, I found something disastrous today--TWO GRAY HAIRS ON MY HEAD. This is the worst thing in the history of ever. (I know, I'm being over-dramatic. But I'm only twenty!) Woe is me!


  1. I love the bow. Such a cute skirt overall! :)


  2. My goodness, what an adorable skirt, I love it! The colour is so sweet and the bow is too cute. I know what you mean about hoarding fabric, I have a massive pile but I keep waiting to think of the perfect project, otherwise it feels like a waste.

    1. Thank you, Veronika!! & yes, that elusive perfect project--I know exactly what you're talking about. It's so worth waiting for the perfect use of precious fabric, though!


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