In a previous post, I gave a little preview of something that I was sewing. It was a skirt. Yay for those who guessed correctly.

I really wanted to make a skirt with horizontal pleats. Now all I need is to find some nice brogues, stock up on some cute socks, find a nice white/cream blazer, and I think I have the makings of my dream outfit right there. I’ve also decided that I want to make another version of this skirt, but in a peach colour. Maybe in a more swishy fabric. We’ll see.


  1. Bec February 23, 2010

    That looks great, I love the colour =) I think peach would be nice too

  2. Just B. February 23, 2010

    your skirt looks beautiful
    you must be an amazing sewer.
    i wish i was that good!

  3. daydreaminblue February 23, 2010

    this is beautiful. i'm actually quite taken aback with how well done it is…you are very handy with a sewing machine! And the colour…is perfect πŸ™‚

  4. bowsnhearts February 23, 2010

    I like it…I am very envious that you are good at sewing…I can't wait to see what you pair it with!

  5. danica February 23, 2010

    i am so impressed, soph. it looks great! if i was let anywhere near a sewing machine it would be a crime against fashion.

  6. Hannah February 23, 2010

    It's great, you're obviously talented with a sewing machine! I think your dream outfit sounds wonderful too, hope you'll post a picture of it here eventually πŸ™‚

  7. missklicious February 23, 2010

    Love the skirt, so talented!

  8. Amie February 23, 2010

    such a pretty colour, a cream blazer would be perfect with your purdy new skirt! and great job on the horizontal pleats πŸ™‚ i always get mine all wonky haha

  9. Chloe February 23, 2010

    thats very cute, I love the colour, but also would love to see the peach colour

  10. Kallie February 23, 2010

    that came out so wonderfully! perfect pleats.

  11. Mae February 23, 2010

    This skirt is beautiful! It looks like something a professional made πŸ™‚
    Good work!

  12. M. February 23, 2010

    you did an amazing job, I love the color of it!

    lovelove, M.

  13. Diya February 23, 2010

    wow! amazing job! I've only made 2 things with the sewing machine, and both under the supervision of a sewing instructor. πŸ˜›

  14. Jodi February 23, 2010

    cute cute cute!

  15. mumbles February 23, 2010

    nice skirt
    very summery

  16. owl and peacock : melina February 23, 2010

    Oh wow, i was right and i'm never right! It's beeeautiful. Go you!

  17. alice wayne February 23, 2010

    amazing! great blog, i am going to follow.

    hang cool teddy bear.

  18. flair to remember February 23, 2010

    nice work lovely!! still on the bandwagon that you should sew some things to sell!!


  19. Marie February 24, 2010

    It's gorgeous!

    Did you follow a pattern, or is this all done by your (talented) self?!

  20. Ganymede Girl February 24, 2010

    Wow the pleating looks wonderful, nice fabric choice too. I bet this skirt would be lovely in just about any color.

  21. Elizabeth Victoria C February 24, 2010

    I'm so impressed that you sewed that! I've always wanted to learn. I think the skirt in peach would be lovely for spring! xx

  22. June Paski February 24, 2010

    great jobs, I really love the detail on this skirt, it's very cutee and you should make another skirt in pastel colors with silk material, it would be great πŸ™‚


  23. soph (owl vs. dove) February 24, 2010

    @everyone: Thanks for all the lovely comments! Especially seeing as I still think I'm a bit of a mediocre sewer. You're all wonderful ego boosters πŸ™‚

    @flairtoremember: I'm thinking about it. Watch this space!

    @Marie: I didn't use a pattern. I took some inspiration from a dress I already own, and did a bit of problem solving to get the pleats just right πŸ™‚

  24. Mani February 24, 2010

    the skirt turned out so nice! it's a pretty colour too πŸ™‚

  25. Sophia February 26, 2010

    perfection! i'm totally getting a parisian gal feel from this. very A.P.C!



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