Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lovely in Lace

If you have been keeping up with the fashions on Pintrest, you will have seen several versions of the lace skirts that are popular this year.  I love them, but unfortunately my figure doesn’t.  So, what was I to do but make one for my daughter.
skirt 001
It was very easy to make, just time consuming.  I drafted a simple pencil skirt from her measurements, cutting both front and back on the fold. I used a soft cotton lycra knit in a soft ivory colour with a  2.5” wide lace, sewn flat to the skirt fabric. Because of the amount of stretch in the fabric, the skirt didn’t need a zipper.(yay!) I had planned to make a casing for an elastic waist, but instead I just turned down 2.5” and hand stitched it in place.  Easy-peasy.   I’m very happy to say that the skirt fits perfectly, and I am sure it will be worn often. 
skirt 008
skirt 007
The waist is straight, it was just lying wonky.  I have a feeling I will be making more of these soon!


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  1. This is gorgeous!!! You have one lucky daughter :-).
    thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment on my 'One cloth five ways' post.

  2. Looks great. I've got one pinned to make for my daughter too. I can't pull off horizontal layers either:)

  3. That's a beautiful skirt! I bet your daughter loves it.:)

  4. That is such a pretty skirt! Your daughter looks terrrific in this :)

  5. This is pretty! How many yards of lace did you end up needing?

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  7. What a pretty skirt, I would love to try something like this.

  8. That skirt looks great. I think I have the same issue as you in that my figure doesn't really do ruffled layers. However I do have a thin daughter who may like to wear something like this. I will have to give it a try.