I also sewed a skirt #2.

This is just a quick post to let you know that tomorrow morning we're taking a plane and going to beautiful eternal city of Rome! And that was also a logical reason for a new skirt, especially for a midium length circle skirt. You know, Audrey Hepburn, Roman Holiday and all that. I had this polka dot cotton laying around and I'd wanted to make a dress out of it but then I saw it was wide enough for a midi circle skirt and since I loved making the red plaid half circle skirt so much, I decided it was time for my first full circle skirt and here it is. Glorious.

It was simple enough, very quick to sew and I must add that I sewed my first in seam pockets ever! And now that I know how to do it, I think most of my dresses will have them. Another new thing I did, and I'm trying to get to know new things with every piece that I sew, was hemming by hand with a bias tape instedad of machine stitched double fold which I usually make. The result is lovely but you can't really see it in the photos because they were taken before I actually did the hemming (I'll photograph it for you later). Any garment sewn of bias has to be hung for a day or two (perferably a week but I didn't have that long) to let the gravity do its work on the fibers. After the fabric droops, you have to even out the hem and only then you can finish it. You can do the hanging on your mannequin or a hanger or you can simply wear the garment if the fabric isn't prone to ripping! I did.







Skirt: made it myself 
Blouse: second hand
Cardigan: Top Secret, old
Belt: Troll
Scarf: Second hand
Flats: Tamatris via Ambra
Photos by my Mum.

13 comments:

  1. Piekna spodnica, uroczo wygladasz! :)
    Pozdrawiam!

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  2. wyglądasz cudownie w tych groszkach ;) piękny uśmiech ;)

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    1. Och, dziękuję! Uśmiech jest ważny, prawda? :)

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  3. Beautiful skirt! I wish you some beautiful days in Rome!
    ~ette

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    1. Thank you! We're actually staying in Bracciano which is a lovely town pretty close to Rome. It's beautiful! I'll make sure to write a post with photos from around here when we get back home.

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  4. Umm hello, gorgeous! That skirt is lovely!! I wish I had your skills! And right on with the pockets - dresses and skirts should ALL have pockets!!

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    1. Oh dear, it's really not that much a matter of skill as it is just what Germans call sitzfleisch which would translate to something like "sitting body" which means patience, attention to detail and just doing your thing when you decided you want to do it.

      I agree about the pockets. Today I was wearing a dress I've sewn before and it has no pockets. I found myself constantly trying to put my hands in the pockets where there were none. Gah! I'm thinking about actually ripping the side seams on this dress and inserting pockets when I come home! Pockets, pockets, pockets!

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  5. Jejku, szyjesz spódnice... i to takie piękne!! zazdroszczę Ci! Podziwiam ludzi, którzy szyją. Ja kiedyś próbowałam, ale nie mam cierpliwości.
    Wyglądasz cudownie. Czy muszę pisać, że spódnica jest genialna? :) Przecież to oczywiste...
    Kochanie, baw się dobrze w Rzymie :) Przywieś dużo pięknych zdjęć
    Całuję,
    K.

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    1. A tak, ale spódnice to dopiero zaczęłam, a do tej pory mam na koncie kilka sukienek :). Zerknij sobie w kategoriach po prawej w "sewing", tam wszystkie moje uszytki obejrzysz :). A może się zainspirujesz i jeszcze raz spróbujesz? Szycie to przepiękna sprawa i baaardzo dużo satysfakcji przynosi.

      Rzym piękny, ale właściwie to mieszkamy w miasteczku niedaleko, w Bracciano, i jest niesamowite! Na pewno zrobię po powrocie post ze zdjęciami stąd, bo to magiczne miejsce :).

      Ściskam mocno!

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  6. Cudne groszki!! Nie ma to jak rozkloszowana spódnica :)

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