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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Mustard With Eyes

Heyhey, I'm back! Last month was all about graduating, so no time for sewing. But now things have settled, I am stress free and I've started planning a mini wardrobe to sew. The first piece of my new wardrobe: a mustard skirt. I know, but I promise this will be the last mustard piece I make. Well, at least for a while.

I made this with the remnants of my yellow hoodie, I had half a yard left. This sweater fabric is thick, and soft on the inside so perfect for winter. I used my serger for the first time, and it went great! It came threaded with four colours and I used those on my skirt. These colours help with figuring out which thread needs adjusting. I just watched the Project Runway episode where they're all stressed out because the serger broke, and they're all like 'it's impossible to sew jersey without a serger!' I can now see why, it works absolutely wonderful! I again made no closure because there was no need to with these stretch seams. There's two things in this skirt I have been wanting to do for a long time: piping and the combination of black and yellow. I made my own piping from black bias tape and used it on the pockets. The black buttons are just decoration, I found the skirt looked a bit empty without them. I like it, but Stef thinks it makes it look like the skirt has eyes. What do you think?

Another thing that looks very cool is the waistband lining. To prevent the waistband from becoming too bulky I needed a thin stretch fabric. I found an old T-shirt of Stef with a cool black print and decided to use that. I think it adds to the boldness of this skirt, even though you can't see it from the outside. I also used a yellow T-shirt for the insides of the pockets. Now let's start working on something that goes with this skirt!


  1. Beautiful skirt. I'm also a sucker for big buttons on skirts :-)


  2. I don't think I would have noticed the eyes if you hadn't said anything... but now, not only do I see them, but the pockets look like arms. However, I don't see this as a bad thing. I vote the buttons stay!

  3. Haha, I knew it would be a risk to mention them. Once you see them, you can't not see them anymore. Trine, I could have guessed this skirt is right up your alley :)

  4. lovely skirt.. and this mustard color is awesome.. i wish i can pull of so short skirt :)

  5. Congratulations on your graduation! The skirt is awesome (and you rock mustard so much, you have my official permission to make as many mustard-coloured garments as necessary. ;) )

    I love the buttons, it would look a little unfinished without them.

  6. @mokosha I bet you could!
    @tanit-Isis Thanks for backing me up on the mustard! I'm still so drawn to this colour. Never mind fashion trends, I'm going to stick to it.

  7. I love that colour, and congratulations on graduating, I just passed my PhD as well and I feel so relieved! That skirt rocks, another one of your own patterns? I also love that you have so many books in the background XD

  8. I love the skirt and the colour of it!. Is the skirt a pattern of your own? Because I love to make me one of those! :)

    1. Thanks! Yes it's my own pattern. But I wouldn't recommend using it, hehe. I had to sew the pockets shut because they kept popping out when I walked. I also should have made darts in the back for a better fit.


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