Thursday, 8 December 2016

Cleo Dungaree Skirt

I have made the very fast Cleo Dungaree skirt by Tilly and the Buttons. Great pattern but in hindsight I chose the wrong weight fabric. It happens, but you live and learn.



My fabric choice was made entirely on a colour match that was perfect for my suede boots. This fine needlecord however is too light to support metal dungaree clips on the straps as well as hold the bib firm on the front. I do still like wearing it though. It was so fast to make I will try again in another fabric - drill, heavy cord, thick denim, canvas that sort of thing.


It has been my weekend/day off outfit and is really comfortable because of the ease. I love the orange top stitching which matches the embroidery on my eight year old boots.


I am a bit disappointed this wasn't the skirt I had in my mind because all the notions matched so well and there is a secret little Liberty touch on the inside for the facings...


It was all going to be so wonderful. Anyway, it is totally wearable as it is bringing me joy worn with leggings in these cold winter months. I am all done for winter clothes for a while now, might work on my quilt for a bit.

Thanks for dropping by. Jo xx

16 comments:

  1. Looks lovely Jo glad it matches your boots. Love the pattern touch on the inside.

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    1. You are a comment Ninja! 7 minutes..impressive. xxx

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  2. It looks great on you Jo and I really like the extra little details! Great choice to match with your boots!

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  3. Sorry you don't like it. I think you look great in it. Lovely attention to detail K xXx

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  4. I do like it and you certainly look happy, Jo :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  5. Such a shame you were a little disappointed in it as it looks so good and is the perfect match to those boots. Love the Liberty facings.

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  6. It looks fab. I've seen a lot of these pop up on instagram. Love the liberty touches. x

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  7. I think it looks awesome! And I love the liberty fabric on the inside. I've ordered a kit to make this, but it hasn't arrived yet. I'm glad to hear you say it's easy.

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  8. Your topstitching is so very neat Jo! Love your dungaree dress, it is playful and pretty. x

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  9. I love it!! I really think this looks fab. I made one of the kits in auvergne cord and if I could wear it all the time I would!!

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  10. So cool I would love this in so many colours of cord x

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  11. YOu look adorable as always, love your new project.

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  12. In spite of your disappointment, I love the look of your outfit, Jo! Thanks for letting us admire more of your beautiful work. xx

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  13. Looks fab, what a great idea to match the top-stitching to your boots! The style suits you so hope you do make again in a thicker fabric.

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  14. This is so cute. I would love a dress like that...

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