Friday, April 25, 2014

I Hate Sewing Series: Into the Turquoise Long Skirt

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Project # 4: Full Gathered Maxi Skirt

Found this beautiful Japanese Crepe Satin fabric on sale at the store for 9.99 per yard and thought I could try and make a simple skirt out of it. The worst case scenario if it didn't work out, I wouldn't regret due to its low cost. This fabric has a rich turquoise tone which is difficult to capture by a camera and a glossy surface just like what you expect from satin fabric type. It looks more dressy t but what the heck. I made a wide waistband, gathered skirt and added zipper to the back. I still have to practice sewing and attaching more zippers.

So this skirt comes under $10 plus 30 minutes of my own labor, what a deal! Making your own clothes are fun and can be cost saving at times. I wouldn't say it is always cheaper to sew your own because some fabrics can be quite expensive and some complicated outfits are very labor intensive.   It is sometimes cheaper to buy at H&M or Forever 21. I tend to buy whatever fabric that is on sale because I am new to sewing and would hate to buy at full price just to waste both money and materials. So far I have enjoyed this new hobby though.

Last night I made another mid length pleated skirt for myself,  I am very excited to share next week. 

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  1. That has to be the prettiest $10 skirt I've ever seen! It seems you don't hate sewing so much these days Nelah ;p
    Happy weekend!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  2. wow! that is pretty! i think it's great that you make pieces for yourself and your daughter. :)

  3. that turquoise and black looks amazing together! you did a fabulous job. love the ruffle in your shirt. whenever you get tired of it long, you can always cute it short. so many options.

  4. $10 with just 30 minutes of labour is such a steal! I'm really thrilled at the 30-min labour portion since I'm such a lazy bum when it comes to craft work. The skirt is gorgeous. I can imagine the sheen on it and surprisingly for such material, I hadn't expected it to look so breezy in the wind!

    I really have fine respect for you being able to work, cook, and make all these on top of being a mummy. Kudos!

    Jo's Jumbled Jardinière
    Jo's 2nd blog giveaway

  5. wow it only took you half an hour to make this! im so jealous i wish i can sew i love it!

    Delightful Ideas

  6. nelah! you're amazing!!! that turquoise color is beautiful and it turned out to be such a gorgeous maxi skirt! i love it. so perfect for spring/summer!

    thank you so much for your super sweet comment. you know it took me days to write that blog post and i thought about deleting it a half a dozen times. but i'm so glad i decided to go through with posting it. it's true we tend to only show the parts that we want the world to see with blogging. i really think blogging has been hugely instramental in my weight loss and i wanted to be honest about what i went through because i think from looking at my blog most ppl wouldn't know that i struggle much like everyone else.

  7. you are amazing!!!! only 30 minutes of labor...teach me your ways! :)

  8. pretty skirt :)

  9. oh wow the skirt turned out awesome, looks like something store bought too, you have an amazing talent!!

  10. Looks great!! The colour of the skirt looks fantastic on you


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