30 December, 2011

Handmake Christmas 2011 - Gift 4... my very first skirt!!

I was chatting with my sister-in-law about my plan to handmake all my Christmas gifts and she said "just DON'T make me a handbag". Hmmm... I had planned on making her a handbag, so I'm glad I found out her request before I started on her bag. So I got to thinking... adult clothing... surely it's not that hard!?!?! Right?!?!? So I got one of her skirts for sizing and gave it a shot... I'm pleased to say that it worked out really well. Unfortunately I didn't realise that the skirt I used for sizing was a little too small for her... this is the downside of using some one's clothes as sizing without their knowledge. She loves it though as she can wear it above her waist for a bit of extra shaping (not that she needs it).

So... here it is...
Isn't the fabric gorgeous!! The main fabric is decorator weight. I like using thicker fabrics for this style of skirt and was happy to find this fabric for my SIL.
I am super happy to say that I used piping for the first time. I made it using piping cord. it was super easy and added interest to the skirt.

I put in a zipper up the side and a hook up the top. Because of the piping it sits a bit funny around the zip when it's on a hanger but sits perfectly when being worn. Yay!!! :)
  Ok, that's all for today.

See you tomorrow,



  1. I'm loving your presents. And my NY's resolution is to learn to sew! How good are these presents?

  2. Gorgeous colours there, Kerryn! You are so talented.