Friday, September 24, 2010

Barcelona Skirt




My goal for the next two weeks is to make some clothes for me! First off, the Barcelona Skirt. This isn't the first time I have made this skirt. In fact, I think I have already made all three versions of the pattern. (It is a really good pattern.) I would definitely recommend this simple a-line version to a beginner.

I made this version out of some of Amy Butler's August Fields home dec fabric. I originally bought it to make some curtains for my sewing room, but since that room is eventually going to be Josiah's I decided to go with some simple wood blinds instead. So this fabric has been sitting for a year, and I stroked it lovingly every once in a while. Then Amylouwho said she was hosting an Amy Butler Sew and Tell encouraging people to use Amy Butler fabric or one of her patterns that you have had for awhile. This is definitely a Meg fabric. I love these colors, and I am floral person. I try to stay away from the florals and buy smaller prints, but I just. can't. help. myself!

I made the size medium, and it fits pretty well. The invisible zipper on this skirt is actually really invisible! Hah! Don't be afraid of invisible zippers. I actually think that they are easier than regular zippers.

Next on my "clothes for me" list: a Shearwater Kaftan!

14 comments:

  1. gorgeous...you look great in it and i love the fabric you chose.

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  2. it looks lovely. i know that feeling you get when you take out some fabric and get reacquainted with some old friends. congratulations on finding something productive to do with that beatiful a.b.

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  3. i's so lovely!
    gina
    macadentada.blogspot.com

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  4. Great job! This looks so great on you!

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  5. I love this fabric! And the skirt! I need to try it and the invisible zipper. I'm not super happy with my post-baby middle right now.

    Please link up your Kaftan when you make it - I've been eyeing that pattern for a while now.

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  6. I love how your skirt turned out.

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  7. I am terrified of a zipper, but maybe I'll try an invisible zipper first. Your skirt looks great and I love that fabric!

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  8. I'm a big skirt fan and I like to find a pattern that fits my goofy body and make it several times...this one looks great on you and the colors are so pretty!

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  9. That skirt looks really great on you, and I love your fabric choice. I am definitely going to have to try this pattern because I would love some clothing out of home dec fabric!

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  10. This looks great! I recently made this skirt too (also with AB fabric!). I was wondering, since you used home dec fabric, did you still line it? Did you use muslin if you did? I find the skirt pretty warm even with quiting cotton weight fabric and muslin and I'm worried if I tried it with home dec and lined it, I would be super hot.

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  11. Just fabulous, you did a great job!

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  12. Cute skirt. the colors are lovely on you.

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