Thursday, 6 August 2009

Big Granny Skirt



I think I just spent a long time and used up some fabric I love making what shall now be known as my 'Big Granny Skirt'.


The pattern is the yard sale wrap skirt from Heather Ross's Weekend Sewing. I bought the fabric whilst on honeymoon in North Wales. It was £4.50 for the pair of curtains in a charity shop. Oh, sorry, had you not noticed that the skirt is made of a pair of curtains?! Arrrgh. I look like a bay window!


There are a couple of issues I have with this skirt. Firstly the pattern is far too curtain-y for if not anybody, then certainly for me. I had been bolstered by seeing Janet Clare's gorgeous skirt, but I don't think I can carry it off. Also, there is a lot of fabric in this skirt, having read the errata, and comments from others who have used this pattern, I added in a few extra panels (making 8 in total). I definitely needed the extra panels, but as the fabric is heavy it all feels a bit much. I think it would work better with a lighter swooshier fabric. A quilting weight cotton would have been more appropriate. Never mind.



At least I can start making something else now.
Funnily enough, the next thing on my list is a door curtain for our living room. I seem to be going round in circles here.

8 comments:

Rhiannon said...

Who cares that its made of curtains - its just so darned pretty!

I do like the circular way you're sewing, its like the karma of needlework :P

xxx

dottycookie said...

It's very very pretty - and your hem looks lovely and staight which is the bit I can never manage!

Kyoko said...

Lovely love skirt! I do also have problems making my own skirt. Often it just doesn't hang well on me. Though your skirt looks very nice! Congratulations :D

Yvonne said...

I think it looks gorgeous! It hangs really well - don't be so down on your talents ;)

randi said...

The skirt looks great and the fabric is lovely. I did make a wrap skirt (with a different pattern) for myself and couldn't get it to fit right. It seemed more suited to someone super skinny.

Randi

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silverpebble said...

Oh I have a serious case of skirt envy. It's wonderful. If ONLY I had the time to learn to use my Gran's sewing machine. One day, one day...

Petit Filoux said...

well i like it too!! so there, nothing to worry about, everyone will just be envious of you!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a pretty skirt!! Repurposing at its best.