My version of Katie Betty’s Liberty skater skirt

So, since minerva crafts started their blogger network I have been following every make and when I saw Katie Betty’s skater skirt in a fabulous stars and stripes print I couldn’t wait to get the kit!

I started with the fabric folded in half to get the length.

stars and striped fabric

In hindsight, I could have taken it a bit shorter but I knew I wanted the skirt to sit on my waist and it is always better a wee bit long than a wee bit short!

I folded over a nice wide waistband to thread the elastic through.

sewing the waistband

 

It took no time at all to make up, I think I was done in about an hour and it looks great.

Here is it teamed with my New Rock boots and black tights.

finished skirt

 

241 skirt – continued

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This past week I have been taken away from my sewing/designing as I had a workshop to attend in my other life as a Solar Physicist. This means I have not been able to complete this skirt so far but here is a nice little progress report to let you know how things are going!

The skirt is made up of two pieces: the underskirt that goes all the way round and is short (I chose a red pure cotton fabric for this) and the overksirt that is only half a skirt and is long (I chose a navy blue pure cotton fabric).

So far I have only made the red underskirt:

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I fitted a red zipper into the side seam and top-stitched round the waist.

It was such a lovely day up in Scotland today I couldn’t help but sit out in the garden to hand stitch the hem….. If only there was a way of using the sewing machine outside as well!

sewing on a sunny afternoon