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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Quickest Blog Post Ever - My Last Basic Skirt

This year I have made a series of elastic waist skirts.  They have all been made out of cotton sateen.  This is my last skirt in this series.  It's nice to have easy wear basics in the wardrobe, and then you can branch out to more ambitious garments that take longer to make.

As you can probably gather, I am a bit pushed for time today, so without more ado, the pictures

So, today's skirt, Front:


And Back:


The pattern once again:
Kwik Sew 3765
And the whole series of skirts:






These are all going to come in handy next year when I start working on the house - I won't be able to sew much then!  As you can see, the time is coming for some work - ... re-roofing, back area to be rebuilt, new kitchen, update the bathroom. That's the trouble with old character houses - they do need a lot of work, especially in our very wet climate.  The porch tiles need a good clean up and sealing too. I'm not looking forward to it...

At least the garden will be ready for selling in a few years, so timing is now all with work that needs redoing.

Do have a good week everyone, wherever you are.




38 comments:

  1. You have whipped up yet another great skirt ~ they will be a brilliant staple in your wardrobe. Good luck with the house plans ... J

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  2. skirts never have too much, as well as of shoes and handbags and .... i Good luck with your plans. LG Isa

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    1. I agree, and thank you Isabella :)

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  3. Well done!
    Does this mean you are looking at more complex skirts from now on?

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    1. Thank you - and my next skirt will be a little different from these, yes :)

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  4. Your series of skirts are well done. My favorite is the lilac skirt, I like the way the color "pops" on you. Happy Sewing Sarah Liz!

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    1. Thank you Regina - it is a pretty colour, I agree:)

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  5. You've got this skirt series perfected! I like them all and they all look very nice, (comfortable!) and flattering. Good luck with the house plans!

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  6. It's awesome when you find a pattern that works for you. And very satisfying to make! Great wardrobe staple.

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  7. Great basics, but are you sure it's the last one? I keep telling myself that I don't need any more skirts, but I love them and keep on making them.

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    1. Thanks Faye - the last for now, perhaps!!

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  8. These are great skirts! I am sure you will wearing it a lot :) Good luck with the house plans!

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  9. This is a great pattern for you. The skirts are lovely and it is always great to have a wardrobe full of go-to basics that you love.

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    1. Thank you Annie - I agree, and now I can also start making more interesting things :)

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  10. You can never have too many skirts. That is such a great pattern and all of them look lovely.

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  11. Wow - you do have a nice array of skirts now. It is great to get a pattern that works and be able to produce multiple easy to wear garments.

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    1. I do - I'm a great believer in go to basics, and now I can move on to more interesting things :)

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  12. Love your skirts.. Just perfect .. Love that you did the different colors..
    I so understand the working on the house.. Lots of work, but has to be done..We have been doing the same thing.. Best wishes on the work..

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    1. Thank you Judy - yes, you have been busy with your house/planned move, interferes with sewing for you, I imagine.

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  13. Don't you just love TNTs? It is so refreshing and rewarding to pull out a pattern and sew it with no fuss! Like The Sewing CPA said, you can never have too many skirts!

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    1. Yes, it's good to have TNT's - and to mix them up with other garments that provide a bit more of a challenge (out with the seam unpicker and tim tams :) )

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  14. Lovely series of skirts and so nice to catch up with your blog.

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    1. Thanks Mary, it's nice to have you back in the blogosphere as well.

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  15. I do like reading about the 'normal' clothes people sew. All too often you only read about the special occasion dresses that in reality only get worn once and then sit in the wardrobe for the rest of their life. I like getting an idea what people actually wear on a daily basis and how they sew for the life they actually lead. Good luck with the house stuff, feel free to post your updates about that too, because it is always fun to read about that as well :-)

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    1. I agree - sometimes I am in awe of the bloggers that make these things, but in reality, most of us, as you say, have very ordinary lives - and need ordinary clothes :)

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  16. I make a few of these too, Sarah Liz, and I like your grey one best of all - perfect for your new elegant look!

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    1. Thank you Patricia - the grey is a lovely shade in real love, very soft, almost doe like. This is a lovely little skirt pattern, isn't it :)

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  17. Now Sarah, do you think you have enough skirts??? ha ha only joking - great little pattern

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    1. For now.. yes!! but then you never can tell what will happen next :)

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  18. Your skirts are very pretty. It's good to have separates as you can coordinate them differently.

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    1. I agree, a good selection of basic separates goes a long way :)

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  19. Your TNT skirt pattern is living up to its name with another great version and love the grey colour.

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    1. Yes, it's a really lovely little pattern that works well for me. The grey is my favorite too.

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