Thursday, October 21, 2010

My creative space.

In my creative space this week I have been making this skirt for me.
When I was in Melbourne last week I tried on some clothes but was so uninspired that I thought I'd better make some of my own.

This skirt is the start of my new summer wardrobe.
The pattern is from Stitch magazine.
The fabric was bought from the Daylesford market a few years back. It had a sticker on it that said vintage fabric. I adore the colour and the print but I've been too scared to cut into it, until now. The buttons are some odds and ends found in my tin from goodness knows where.

Unfortunately I didn't realise that I didn't have enough fabric until I was cutting out the bum piece and so I had to use two smaller pieces.

I really love how it turned out but I think I might try it again in a plainer fabric to show off the pattern of the skirt more. I also think I had better iron the creases into it before I wear it off the farm.

So what's cooking in your space today?

Farmer Bren is picking a winner in my grateful giveaway tomorrow. You've got to be in it to win it.

See ya!

50 comments:

  1. It Gorgeous! i love that fabric...
    i hate going clothes shopping , i can never find anything i like, i just wish i had more time to make stuff for me!

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  2. I love how you did the buttons on this!
    It's going to look so different with another fabric! Love it!x

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  3. LOVE the skirt! The cut is fantastic and the fabric finishes it perfectly! I think I want one!!!

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  4. wow! What a fun fun skirt ya' got =)The fabrics and the buttons play just comes great together!!

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  5. What a funky skirt Kate, love it!
    I hate going shopping for that reason...never find anything inspiring...well not in the budget anyway, hehhe

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  6. Cool! I love how its runched in the front, it looks really free form. I thought you had made it with out a pattern. Will look cute with white in summer :-)

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  7. The skirt looks great, and the fabric is stunning. Perfect!

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  8. Funky! The beginnings of Nothing but the Thread adult range maybe......

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  9. that is AMAZING! I'm still trying to figure out the buttons.. the bottom piece is sewn under the button or does it have a button hole in it to make it layered? Does that question even make sense?

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  10. Oh I saw that pattern in Stitch and loved the look of it there but your version is even better! I love how you have used the contrasting and vintage fabrics. Awesome!!

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  11. You'll stop traffic in that skirt. Very nice.

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  12. Holy cow! That is one seriously gorgeous skirt! So nice to see you sewing for yourself.

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  13. I am in LOVE with that skirt! It's brilliant Kate, what a gorgeous design!

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  14. cute skirt. I always wanted that edition of Stitch for the pattern.
    Hmm, clothes shopping, blah.
    Think I'm getting old...
    I get cool cast-offs from my little sis though. ;)

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  15. I've had that skirt on my to do list forever, loving your use of vintage, and the colours are amazing. Great job.

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  16. wow, it's cute as! I've wanted to get some Stitch mags for AGES. didn't know you can get them online! Fantastic, will buy them next week, and might make that skirt, the pleating and buttons looks great.

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  17. That skirt is just fabulous, Kate! I was thinking how great the back looks with the seam done that way - so you've made it even better in my opinion! Have a great day! :) Kx

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  18. Cool design and fabric. Love the polka dot reverse at the top.

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  20. Kate it's Fab, I love the button detail. I am so bad with ironing, but maybe that's because we rarely have "me" time :P

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  21. hi kate, what a fun print and funky design. a little jealous of it being almost summer there, we're just hunkering down for our long winter in canada :)

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  22. beautiful I love it but it would have to be a bit longer on me. great button style

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  23. I LOVE your skirt Kate, and the buttons are perfect.
    the clothes you may are way better than anything new in the city. Love that you made YOURSELF something too xo

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  24. Very cute skirt!!
    Love the pattern.

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  25. Hello wrinkly knees! Love the skirt and yes, wouldn't it look divine in say red with black buttons. Or black with red buttons. Or black with four different coloured buttons. Ooh. Now you've got me thinking.

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  26. It's beautiful, I love love love that fabric, what a great find.

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  27. I love it!! That button detailing is soooooawesome! Well done Kate!

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  28. Hey honey, thanks for the message today, it's been a happy/tiring/fun day. Isn't the sunshine amazing? Loving the skirt, are they your new sandals? See you soon xo

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  29. Thats gorgeous Kate! I love the side buttons and its a realy nice style. I am a little scared to see my legs in a skirt, it feels like its been so long since they have seen the sunshne lol.

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  30. liking that button/pleating hitch-up action there!
    Very nice and very inspirational. And well done for using the purchase!

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  31. Love the pattern, love the fabric. Hey, girl, when are you gonna make something that I don't love? ;)

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  32. OH...I LOVE IT!!!! (just came back online...i have some reading to do...catch ya soon xx)

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  33. Awesome Kate, I know the feel of hesitation cutting into some nice fabric :)Thanks for the link about stitch looks like I may have a closer look :)...

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  34. Fab skirt - I have that mag - must hunt it out.

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  35. oh this is super cute. i have been uninspired by the retail industry too.

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  36. I have been looking at skirt patterns for the past few weeks now as too am uninspired by the shops {and the prices!}. Love your skirt it's fab! I'm definitely leaning towards anything that doesn't involve a zip - hate putting in zips! x

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  37. isn't that weird houw you make something and patern somehow overshadows what you've made. that happens with knitting all the time. but i'm glad you used your fabric. it's very cute.
    My Creative Space

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  38. Oh so lovely. Loving on that green button there!
    I'm having a giveaway over at my blog, pop over and see if it might be something you'd like.
    Jen

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  39. Loving that skirt ... the button feature is wonderful. I'm off to take the link to stitch...

    You are so talented. Thanks for your daily dose of inspiration.

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  40. I keep on thinking that I should learn to sew cloths, specially after seeing wonderful creations like yours. The things in the shops usually disappoint me or cost way more than I can afford.

    Stitch looks like an interesting magazine.

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  41. Love the buttons, love the print but I agree a plainer fabric would show off the style/buttons more.

    I have this pattern & have been meaning to make it but I got bamboozled the last time I tried to trace the pattern off, must give it another go!

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  42. I had a skirt made from very similar fabric when I was a kid, about 30 years ago. I was a wrap around skirt my mum made and I loved it.

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  43. Stunning Kate, Gorgeous design, WOW, you've done it again Girl. xo.

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