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Skirting the issues

Holiday skirt

Hi, everyone!  Hoping you have been having a lovely holiday!  We have, and it’s not over yet.  We’ve got the traditional day-after-Christmas get-together with my family later tonight.  I’ve got a delicious Pumpkin Trifle to make for that, and some gifts I haven’t wrapped yet, but other than that, I’m good to go.

I thought I’d take a few minutes, crack open a Dr. Pepper, and tell you about my Christmas skirt.

You may remember I asked for advice in regards to fabric choice.  Popular opinion was with the Optic Blossom print, and I had to agree.  So, Optic Blossom it was, with Martini accents.  I’m very pleased with how it turned out!

New skirt

The nitty gritty

Pattern:  Breezy Beach Wrap from Sew What! Skirts (I’ve made this before, but I needed to draft a new pattern, since my waist >ahem< isn’t what it was when I made my pattern a year and a half ago.  *sigh*)

Modifications: I used 3 4-inch strips to construct the waistband, as opposed to 2 3-inch strips, so that the ties would be wider and longer,(to show off more of the Martini).  After making the skirt, I ended up cutting them down by 6 inches on each end.

Fabric: Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern Optic Blossom in Gray and Martini in Mustard

9 thoughts on “Skirting the issues

  1. This turned out great! I haven’t made the wrap skirt from that book yet because ties and drawstrings always look weird on me… like a big bulge under my shirt. Anyway.. I made a skirt in the Martini print (A-line elastic).
    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Normally I have the same experience with ties, but in this case, I tied it off to the side a bit, and kept my shirt rumpled, and it worked fine.

      I think I have enough Martini left for an elastic-waist skirt, but I’m trying to resist 🙂

  2. The skirt turned out so adorable, the fabric is fantastic. I love the picture with your son peeking around your arm and the gentleman in the background sleeping:)

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    1. Ah, yes, it was late in the day before I remembered I didn’t have a picture of the skirt. By then my son was punchy and my father-in-law was conked-out, LOL!

  3. That skirt is crazy adorable! Well done! Me copy you soon. And may I say the other characters in your photo are hilariously charming as well! Happy holidays!

    1. Copy away! I love the way those prints look together. And thank you – it was accidental, but I do think I prefer having the “characters” in my photo to my usual pose up against a blank wall!

  4. […] were large enough to piece something together, and there was a nice chunk of fabric left from my skirt that could be used for a backing […]

  5. Love it! It turned out great =) I really do love those prints…and they look perfect with black!

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  6. it is fabulous! i LoVe that book… don’t know what i would do without it! 🙂

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