Monday, January 9, 2012

Sewing School Skirt

A new skirt!  The "Sewing School Skirt" from Brett Bara's book Sewing In a Straight Line.  I made it using twill in "blackberry" from Joann's with silver/pewter buttons.  This is the second attempt - the first ended up in the "I'm too frustrated to keep working on this now..." pile, after a failed attempt at adding pockets (caused problems b/c of the french seams).  Anyways, I love this finished skirt, which was originally supposed to be for my sister, but I made it a little too small (it really was an accident... lol).  Be warned if you use this skirt pattern, the measurements in the book are wrong by a lot - as in about 8-10" around the waist area.  I will be remaking it in red for my sis, but for now here is the purple version :)  Just in time for school tomorrow!

Top pics:  Front and Side views in the dusty bathroom mirror (sorry!)
Bottom pics:  Front view on dress form, closeup of button

UPDATE:  A few pics of the red version I made for my sister :)


  1. way to go Sally!! It's awesome!!

  2. Fab looking skirt! Very nice color and those buttons are cool.