Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Hooray! Velvet Skirt

I made a velvet skirt. The fabric was gifted from my dad. I have used it to make a coat and I still have loads left. I feel an 'All Done' post looming in the next few months.


The pattern is from an Ottobre magazine. It is a skirt with pockets which adds some extra detail even though they are not really big enough for anything other than a paper clip!

I got a great fit on the waist and hips which I am improving every time I make a skirt. (sorry about the tights part of the image!)

To reduce hem bulk, I overlocked the edge of the velvet then machine sewed on a strip of satin bias binding then whip stitched it by hand to the skirt. A nice technique for thick fabrics.

I am wearing it with my portrait blouse and my new miette cardigan. A vision of petrol and purple, I love these colours together and I am all homemade today. Yay!

I have lost my expert pre-school photographer to full time education so I am grappling with the self-timer at the moment, however,
I have a lovely winter staple skirt. 
What are you making? Jo xxx


  1. es muy bonita, un gran saludo.

  2. Hi Jo , your whole outfit looks fantastic.
    I love your latest make, your pretty top and the cardigan your mum made.
    Hooray for hand made.
    Jacquie x

  3. What a stunning outfit, well done. I love the colour and the style of the skirt.

  4. Hi Jo! Whoo!!! What a fabulous skirt!!!
    Totally love it! You got yourself one amazing cool outfit there, all of it!!! <3
    Love the colours, love the combination!
    Well done!!!
    Ingrid xx

  5. Your skirt is lovely but I do love the colours in your top too.

  6. Oh Jo, wow! That skirt is beautiful. Love the colour and it fits perfectly. Love the top too. You clever thing! I am doing a big round zero. Too much telly to watch (I know, I'm a terrible saddo). xx

  7. How wonderful to wear a complete home made outfit, such lovely colours.

  8. Fantastic Jo!!! How great that you have whole outfits that you made yourself. Possibly a bit much to add your coat on top too - indoors certainly!! - but how great that you have everything all made by you. I really am so impressed!! xx

  9. You look amazing in that combination. Love, love, love the skirt.

  10. Great skirt! You're a very skilled seamstress...especially if you can make something so nice from a magazine. Wow! Enjoy! :-)

  11. Well done on completing your ensemble [in some of my favorite colors, too, Jo :)] ! I have almost finished the knitting part of my boucle bunny project. xx

  12. I'm loving that whole outfit, well done great makes
    Clare xx

  13. I love it! You did a great job. It looks really nice on you.

  14. Just gorgeous! You are most talented. Bee xx

  15. Honestly Jo I weep with envy at all the things you make and not least because you are so slim to make clothes for! It all looks amazing together :)

    1. Why, thank you Jill, I am sure it will all catch up with me one day! Jo x

  16. See, now I'm going to have to give making my own clothes a shot. I make all kinds of medieval clothing, just not everyday wear. I'm going to have to change that. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

  17. Oh that skirt is amazing! You're so good at sewing. Had a giggle at the 'losing my photographer' phrase :)

  18. There's just no stopping you! I recognise your top as being hand made, honestly I think if you could make your own tights you probably could!I love the colour of the skirt although I don't like the touch of velvet (you know when you rub it the 'wrong' way) but it's still lovely to look at :-)