Tuesday, November 5

Look, Ma- I Made A Skirt

I spotted this light grey crushed velvet on one of our various trips to the fabric store and decided it was too good not to buy.  Initially I considered making a dress out of it, but how many velvet dresses can one girl own?  I decided a maxi skirt was the way to, so I got to cutting.

I was planning to type out instructions for the skirt, but this blog already has a really good tutorial.  I'm sure there are a million other good/easy to understand ones out there too!

I hemmed the bottom initially, but this fabric looked a little too much like a curtain with the hem.  I cut out the hem and just left the bottom edge raw.

I can't remember if I've shared this before, but I actually have a REALLY hard time with the texture of velvet.  I've spent the last several years "powering through" and I'm getting better (meaning I don't gag at the touch of it) but it's still a little bit of a stretch for me.  It's so beautiful, it will be worth it in the end!


**Top: c/o ModCloth;  Cardigan: Target;  Purse: ELF;  Scarf: Three Bird Nest;  Bracelets: H&M

39 comments:

  1. Omg I am the same with velvet, I cannot touch it without feeling horrible and having to touch something smooth afterwards until the 'velvet feeling' disappears.
    But it is so very beautiful.
    I love the skirt you made, so cool!

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  2. It looks amazing Katie, you're so talented :)
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  3. gorgeous...and you have the most perfect belly button i have ever seen!

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    1. Haha- thank you, but that isn't my belly button... just a little mole. ;)

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  4. The skirt is gorgeous! Good job :)
    I don't mind the texture of velvet, but my boyfriend always says it feels like you're stroking a cat the wrong way - I totally get what he means!

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  5. Oh wow! It looks wonderful and I love the colour! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Had to laugh at the velvet comment - me too! I think it looks lovely, but the thought of having to touch it makes me shudder!

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  7. Im the same way with touching cotton and fleece, it creeps me out.

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  8. Beautiful skirt, I really like the slight paper bag waist, the fabric is a lovely colour but I too have bit of a thing with crushed velvet, I really like the smooth velvet but crushed is a different matter
    http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. This looks great! I'm looking for some simple skirt patterns so I may have to try this one. xo

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  10. Well done you.........My sewing machine, sits alone, gathering dust waiting for me to conjure the guts to take on a project like this. I will have to make time one day soon and bite the bullet.
    It looks fabulous, you did a brilliant job :)

    Emma
    (Dear Thirty)

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  11. this is one lovely outfit! I think I'll have to dig out my long skirts for autumn, too :) xx Cici

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  12. I am with you on the velvet! Velvet, peach skin among other fabrics make me gag! That skirt is worth the feeling though! ;)

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  13. That's gorgeous and a great starter fabric because there's no frey so you don't have to mess with a lot of seam finish work. I've never seen silver before. It truly is pretty.

    vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  14. My daughter has a really hard time with fabric textures! Winter coats are the worst....the way it sounds when it rubs against itself. I compare it to some people's reaction to fingernails down a chalk board. It really REALLY bothers her. :)

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  15. So cute! I don't have enough velvet in my life. I was recently given a sewing machine and as soon as I can teach myself how to use it, I will have to change that :)

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  16. this is absolutely stunning! dying to make one like this asap! thanks for the inspiration

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  17. I am in love with this! It's so gorgeous on you!

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  18. Thats lovely! It looks really nice on you, it makes you look like you are floating!! I cant deal with velvet, it makes me want to throw-up when I touch it, I actually actively avoid it wherever possible!! Haha!! Well done on your 'velvet recovery', I feel I may never recover!!

    Jerra xx

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  19. ha I have an issue with the feel of velvet too! Adorable maxi skirt. :)

    www.seashellsandeggshells.blogspot.com

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  20. Oh well done on dealing with velvet! It gives me hope I may overcome my horrible velvet shudders someday!

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  21. I love this skirt, you look gorgeous!
    Amia
    www.teapotsandbelles.blogspot.com

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  22. Ha ha! I totally get that queasy, weird feeling too when I touch velvet or velour. Glad I'm not the only one. Way to power through!! Don't think I could.

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  23. you are soo beautiful <3
    hatta-shani.blogspot.com/

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  24. That skirt is so lovely - I love the way that it looks on you! But, I have to admit, I am the same exact way about velvet - the texture just gets to me. I think it was because my color guard uniform in high school was velvety and it just got to me.

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  25. I get the worst chills like some people do with nails on a chalkboard, but instead it's rough materials like rubbing velvet the wrong way. I love the look but I can't stand the feel :\

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  26. The skirt looks so amazing on you, Katie :D! I'm glad You got a bit over the queasiness cause it really would've been bad to pass this over!

    www.sweetswithfreaks.blogspot.com

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  27. You go, girl!!! The outfit is simply terrific.
    Great choice of fabric for the skirt -such a perfect match for Fall...

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  28. I'm weird about velvet too, especially crushed velvet! It reads a little Stevie Nicks / hippy goth for me most of the time. But there are variations of it, especially silk velvet, that I do love!

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  29. Love this post!! Your outfit is amazing!!!! Great combinantion xoxo

    http://life-fashion-freedom.blogspot.com/

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  30. That outfit is stunning, I love everything about it. Wow for that skirt! xx

    http://thepersephonecomplex.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. i'm the exact same way with velvet! always have been!

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  32. I love your outfit and I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that way about touching certain fabrics!!

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  33. The skirt turned out super fun! I am definitely feeling inspired to make one. I'm like that with different textures, too, so it's definitely not just you!

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  34. It looks amazing Katie, you're so talented :)I like your post and could learn a lot of diy skills from you.

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