Monday, July 23, 2012

★Colour block Skirt.★ Simplicity 2451


Fabric: Skirt is made of upholstery fabric from IKEA, the yoke and pockets are poly cotton. The IKEA fabric worked perfectly as a lightweight denim. I didn't like the poly cotton as I didn't pre wash and it shrank during pressing. Fixable but very annoying.

Pattern: Simplicity 2451.Such a great little pattern.

Notions:Lots of buttons.Yes you heard right, I added buttons as closure.

Time to complete: 4 hours

What’s skills:Buttons, piping and slash pocket. 

Did you make any alterations or modifications? yes, added a placket for my buttons instead of zipper. For the rest, same review as last time!

Previous appearance {WIP & WIP1} + Simplicity Pattern Review: Coraline.

33 comments:

  1. Simply stunning and creative as usual!!! IKEA has some great fabric, just love having a prowl around that store...

    ✿ Judy
    made by J
    aka Doobee

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    1. Thanks Judy.. Ikea fabric rocks.. Im going to have to send you some.. they now sell a lot of sewing kits and even a sewing machine.. for less than $40... great stuff

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  2. Nice skirt! I saw it at sewweekly and like pretty much the pattern and these orange details. IKEA has nice prints, I made the bag from it's fabric, looks very positive!%))

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  3. Really cute! I love the color combo, and the button placket is a great detail!

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    1. Thanks Ginger... I love the buttons too

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  4. I love this combo. Funnily enough I have an orange fabric I was thinking of making into this skirt but with blue as the contrast! Waiting for summer...

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  5. So cute Rachel... Love the pop that the orange gave it.. and love,love the buttons down the back.. Great idea.

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    1. Running out of fabric is never bad, LOL

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  6. Cute skirt and I like the unexpected combination of fabrics, really great for summer.

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  7. lovely looking skirt great idea

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  8. Those buttons are fabulous!

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    1. Thanks Cal, I used them also on a refashion... I love cute bright buttons

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  9. Love the skirt, great choice of contrasting colour. x

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  10. The buttons were a great add, Rachel! They look great!

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  11. so many lovely touches, it looks great and perfect for the now summer!!!

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    1. Lets hope summer is going to continue for more than one week !

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  12. Love your skirt gorgeous....beautiful colours!

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  13. The fabric was a home decor fabric? It looks great! I would love to have such a lovely print in my wardrobe :) It's beautiful!

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  14. Love the fabric section at Ikea! Your skirt looks great :)

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  15. What really pulls it together for me is the great use of those orange buttons marching down the back. Very cute!

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  16. Collette Johnson24 July, 2012

    Really like the skirt the fabric looks fantastic....skirt envy

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  17. Really nice, love the colours and the buttons really set it off!! I now have skirt envy too!!

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