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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Draft Along - A-line Skirt



This month I'm participating in a Draft Along at Sew Country Chick. It's not too late to get started if you want to join! We're using Cal Patch's book Design-it-Yourself Clothes and drafting about a pattern a week. 




This book is fabulous! The instructions are very clear and easy to follow - this process has definitely demystified pattern making for me. The A-line skirt was particularly easy. Now I have to restrain myself form whipping out a bunch in different patterns.

For my first one, I chose this beautiful, cheap, machine-washable, sparkly, herringbone tweed - discount rack at JoAnns! 



There - see the sparkle? Classy and fun. Perfect for a schoolteacher around the holidays. 




I didn't take pictures of the process, but here's the finished product. 










I was so pleased with this project! It's so cool to make something you'd actually wear from scratch. My childhood dream was to be a fashion designer, and I feel like I'm getting to live out a little part of that dream now. This week is knit tees. I'm hoping to finish mine this evening!



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11 comments:

  1. Love this, it's so cute. You can never go wrong with herringbone!

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  2. Your skirt came out great!. I like the neutral fabric with the sparkle! Looks like you got a great fit too!

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  3. This looks fantastic on you! Sorry I didn't post Tuesday if you stopped by. I had a bad cold and will post on Friday though!

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  4. Love your skirt !! I am a part of the draft along too :) Nice to meet you..
    I finished my skirt too and happy with the results.. Drop by sometime and check it out..

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  5. The skirt looks wonderful. I love the herringbone fabric and the styling of your outfit. Great job with the drafting!

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  6. Love the fabric choice! I agree I had to restrain from starting different variation right away.

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  7. Your skirt is beautiful and I adore the fabric!! Just wanted to let you know that I've nominated your blog for the Liebster award! Details here: http://blueeyedbeautyblogg.blogspot.com/2012/11/libester-blog-award-2.html.

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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