Friday, September 2, 2011

Nicole M's A Line Skirt

 Nicole M has released a new skirt pattern. It's an A Line with a wide yoke. For this one I used a grey wool crepe from Block and Roll at Belmont and I pieced together some Lisa Ho Silk that I've had in the stash for many years - from the Fabric Store, Surry Hills.
 The Lisa Ho Silk has two pretty sides - I fused on some soft Hansel Interfacing onto each side and pieced some strips together. This generally made a wedge shape -I attached a binding to each side.
 I lined the skirt and added a little lined section to the bottom of the panel piece that would hang below the hem of the skirt.
 I also fused a piece of Hansel to the wrong side of the skirt where the panel would be attached.
 Here are the pattern line drawings.
 This is a fab pattern - it's a gentle A Line as opposed to a circus tent A line that you often see. The yoke is firm and snug.

 Here is a shorter version - made in denim and I added a ruffled piece of the selvedge to the hem. I made this one before the wool/ silk one - my first was cut as a 12 - but had to take in about 2cm on each side, the wool version was cut as a Size 10 - but as I handled the wool piece so much, fiddling around with the panel placement etc - it grew and grew - should have stay stitched the waist early on - so ended up taking it in as well.

Excellent instructions - and just the best way to secure the yoke around the invisible zip - LOVE IT!!!


  1. Both of these skirts are very inspirational. I really love how you made the ruffle on the denim version with the selvage. The shape and fit on both look fantastic.

  2. The grey wool crepe is a perfect background for that gorgeous silk! It's a work of art!

  3. Both skirts are really nice! I like how you've showcases that special fabric with the tucking/pleating. And I love that selvedge (I am a huge fan of the interesting selvedge) on the hem!

  4. Your new skirts are brilliant! I can picture a whole wardrobe of skirts from Nikki's pattern and no two skirts would be the same. Love the ones you've made.

  5. I love your skirts. I'm a big fan of that silk panel. It adds such a unique touch which is something I love in skirts!

  6. Oh, I Love them. Off to check out Nikki's pattern...

  7. Gorgeous skirts, the pieced one is particularly appealing.
    What a great job, and I love your sea side backscene.

  8. That silk is amazing - and I love the way you pieced it - but I really love that sassy denim number!!!

    You wear it well! :)

  9. Love both looks, especially the pintucking in the silk panel.

  10. Gorgeous skirts! I love how you've pieced together a section. That's a clever way to make sure of the end of some beautiful fabric.

  11. Ooh I admire your beautifully put together silk panel, it looks so special. And yes, that does look to be a very nice shape of skirt!


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