Saturday, February 16, 2013

skirt in stripes

The Michael Kors Spring 2013 Collection is one of the freshest most fun collections. When I first laid my eyes on it, I knew I had to do some pieces inspired by those stripes and colors.
When I found this knit rugby stripe at Joann's, I knew exactly what it would become.


I used Simplicity 2184, a simple gored skirt intended for a woven fabric. But then, leave it up to me to mix things up. I used view D, cut a size smaller and came up with this"


Dressed up just a bit


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What a fun skirt to wear!

So I may as well confess. While I was at it, I picked up the red and blue stripe of this same fabric. And a few shades of stretch sateen to match because I am crazy about a few other things in Michael's collection. I'll let you know as soon as they are finished! 

For today, I'm working on a new peplum top and maybe a Hot Patterns skirt. Happy sewing weekend!

27 comments:

  1. Love it! What a fun, fabulous, and versatile skirt. I love a blue & green rugby stripe. Can't wait to see the other outfit in progress.

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  2. Wow Lynne! That is just the cutest skirt ever!

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  3. It is a cute skirt and I like how you've dressed it up and down.

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  4. I've a feeling this is going to get a lot of wear this year. So cute!

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  5. I love it! I was eyeballing that fabric myself, now I may need to go back and grab it!

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  6. What a great skirt. I love how you do the 'multiple ways to wear'. So very helpful to show how it really fits in your wardrobe. Can't wait to see what else you do. g

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  7. SUPER CUTE! Perfect pattern and I love the mixed up fabric directions. That midi length is hard for some to pull off but you are workin' it! I loved his spring collection, too, but not so much his fall. What did you think of it?

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    1. Well, I had a few thoughts about the fall collection . The shapes were too boxy and exaggerated for my liking. I did like some of the more traditional shapes and the use of leather and the gray tweed pieces. I felt like underneath the oversized peplums there were some interesting garments.
      Thanks Amanda!

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  8. Lynne, everything you make is wonderful, and this is no exception. I love all of the different looks you came up with. Have a great rest of the weekend. Looking forward to the new goodies.

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  9. yep yep yep I TI S A WINNER> I never would have thought it when you showed the first frame


    what an awesome pattern and how do you stand in those gorgeous high heeled shoes~>?

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  10. Love it, Lynne, all the ways you can wear it. Fantastic job.

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  11. So cute.....and thanks for showing your styling options.

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  12. That's a fabulous skirt! Love it.

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  13. That might be the coolest skirt I have seen of late. Brava.

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  14. Thanks everyone! This will be a fun skirt to wear and you have certainly given me the extra confidence to wear it this spring!

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  15. Very fun skirt! Now, I Absolutely must know where that necklace came from! It's just gorgeous! Tell, tell!

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    1. Thanks Coco! I got my necklace at Macy's on clearance. Here it is from Amazon:
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008F4Y9KK/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1361228938&sr=1-16&pi=SL75

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  16. Hi, I found your wonderful blog on Victoria's blog (tenthousandsewinghours.blogspot) - I've joined her Fearless February challenge. I love this skirt on you - so flattering for your shape and must be fun and swirly to wear.

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  17. Super cute skirt, Lynne. You look great.

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  18. Oh gorgeous!! I just love how you've placed the stripes, so interesting :)

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  19. I Love the skirt! The colours are fantastic, and I bet the fabric is so comfortable.

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  20. This skirt is fabulous! I love how you always demonstrate the versatility of your freshly made garments.

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  21. I lov your choice of fabric for this skirt and how you've made the godet section stripes go the other way.

    I'm just making this skirt too (Version D) and found your blog via your Pattern review.

    Lovely blog - I'm now a follower. You can follow me back here: http://everydayimstitchin.blogspot.co.uk/

    See you there.

    Gemma

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  22. Oh, man, that is SUCH A GREAT SKIRT!! Brava!

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