To have something to go with the hat, and shirt/blouse, my sister also needed some other pieces to make her outfit (why do I do this to myself).
And to save my sanity, I decided on yet another quick and simple project.
A straight skirt sewn on machine.
I had some trouble finding a fabric I liked (and thought my sister would like)Lovely cotton prints, but none that would serve my purposes.
Then I stumbled over this great (and quite loud) print, which I immediately loved.
I started by cutting three widths of fabric the length the skirt needed.
Then I matched the prints at the seams and stitched the widths together.If you look closely you can see the edge.
Then I pleated the upper edge to the right waist measure and added a small strip of fabric for waistband.
I finished by folding and stitching the hem, and adding hooks and eyes for clouser.
The only thing that took some time was the hemming – if I’d sewn it by machine I could have called it my
“1 hour skirt”.
What: A 1860s skirt
Pattern: None – just used rectangular pieces
Fabric & Notions: 3,5 m blue patterned light cotton, thread and hooks and eyes.
Time: 2 hours
Cost: about 300 Sek
Final thoughts: The skirt turned out just like I envisioned, and my sister likes it too, The only thing in need of change are to shorten the front a bit to keep my sister from stepping on it.
3 thoughts on “1860s(ish) 2 hours blue skirt”
I love everything about it. 🙂
Thank you so much!
My sister likes it too, so thats good 🙂