My first skirt.

Actually, my first sewn garment!

I made this a few weeks ago using the simple skirt pattern from Sew U. I would recommend this book to anyone that’s even thinking about learning to sew clothing. It’s well-written and comes with three patterns – a basic skirt, basic blouse, and basic pants. I shortened the skirt to above the knee.

I learned how to do several things, like:


putting in a zipper,

and making a facing.

I finished the seams using pinking shears. It’s held up to washing without any fraying so far.

With the move to 80-degree weather here in Louisville, many more skirts will be coming!

(By the way, if anyone is interested, the fabric is Amy Butler Daisy Bouquet in Indigo.)

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One Response to My first skirt.

  1. Desiree says:

    Awesome! I have dabbled with simple clothes every once in a while, though not enoug to be comfortable with it. As a quilter it throws me to have to use 3/4th or 5/8ths seam allowances, LoL! Great job!

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