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DIY Sewing Projects: Handmade Skirt that Welcomes the Spring Season

March 4, 2013

If you’re like me, you probably can’t wait until Spring comes, when you can dash out wearing your favorite Spring ensemble, or to wear something you’ve recently purchased and have been waiting for the warmer temperatures when all eyes can be on you.  As some of you know, sewing is one of my hobbies.  I’m not the best at it, but over time I can honestly say I’m getting better.  And trust me, I am one who has no patients and yet, this os one of those things I do as a hobby.

DIY-Spring Skirt2013To kick off the Spring Fling sewing projects, I picked up this pretty floral print pattern from one of the fabric places I go to downtown Los Angeles in the fabric district.  At $3.00 a yard, it was a good buy.  It has a slight stretch to it, which made making the skirt pretty much easy to gauge the right width.  I cut the skirt big, then cut it down to size, which worked out just right.  It has an invisible zipper and split in the back, and a waist band.  The skirt is completely hand stitched because this is just one of those projects to see if I can do a pencil skirt, which is going to be my next project once I purchase the pattern.

The fabric is light-weight, and has a bit of a soft shine to it.  Works well with a medium iron setting (usually the setting for silk).  I ironed out the wrinkles, flattenend the hemline and the waistband, ironed the sides and the pleated areas to give it that smooth appearance.

There are a few areas I need to clean up and do a touchup job on, but other than that, this is one of those projects that came out very, very well.  The pattern I used was Burday Style #8765, currently on sale for $7.46 at

There’ll be more pictures to come showing off a complete Spring ensemble later this week, so stay tuned.

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