Sunday, April 22, 2012

From the bottom ...

After Faye's wonderful Starting at the Top Challenge, I realised that I was sadly lacking in the bottoms department.

I cut out four skirts on Saturday, complete with linings and interfacing.  All of them are completely from stash and therefore are 'free' garments!

This first one is BWOF 02-10-104 skirt, slightly A-line with cute hip pockets.  I made this once before in black as part of a travel wardrobe when I went to the US in 2010 and I wear it at least once a week.  I don't know why it's taken me so long to make another.

This one is made from leftover fabric from an outfit I made for a friend many years ago, long before blogging days.  It's an olive green mystery fabric that is somewhere between a faux suede and a velvet.  It's on a knit backing but has very little stretch and no recovery.  I had loads of it in black and green and this is the last of it.  The pockets and band facing are leftover hideous fabric from my ghastly-but-fun christmas dress

It is lined in a caramel coloured bemsilk, again leftover from some long forgotten project.  The zip is vintage and cost 50c at the op shop, still in its original wrapping.  The very slight stretch has given it a little flutter at the hem, which I find I rather like.  It goes perfectly with the top I made a couple of weeks ago.

Watch out for the others in the coming week.

9 comments:

Sharon said...

Great skirt and perfect how it goes with your new top.

velosewer said...

I'm looking forward to seeing more of you 'free' skirts. Great style!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Great skirt...love it with the top!

Faye Lewis said...

How productive you are! Love your skirt and the pocket detail. I know exactly what you mean - I'm needing bottoms myself something desperate. I'm reviewing pants patterns this morning trying to decide on just which one to muslin. Looking forward to seeing your other additions too.

wendy said...

Don't you love "free" outfits from stash? :)
and the pockets are awesome!

Irene said...

Oh what a lovely skirt!

Audrey said...

That is a great skirt. It looks really nice with the top.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That is a perfect match for the top! I am wondering about the bicycle possibilities of that skirt...can't tell if the hem is wide enough or not.

Shiny Green Penny said...

I love your pocket print. It's like a fun little secret.