Ruffle Skirt Success…sort of! #thesearethedays #brothercanada #brotherinnovis

I’m still avoiding the quilt project from February – I know, I know…but I really just was not cut out for them. So instead of worrying about it, I scoured through my Pinterest Crafting and Sewing board to find something new for my March project.

This GOOOOORGEOUS Anthropologie inspired ruffled pencil skirt from Elizabeth Ave won – I’m sure you can see why *heart eyes*

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I knew exactly what fabric to use because I’ve had it in my sewing room for over a year – Originally purchased to make a skirt with it but without knowing which one. Sometimes things are just meant to be…and sometimes buying random fabric pays off! {Consider that your permission to do it…you’re welcome lol}

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So I set to work. The pattern is based on measurements and basic square/rectangular pieces, which is both nice and more work all at the same time. haha I plan to make some standard pattern pieces so it’s easier in the future because I’m anticipating a closet full of the same skirt. *covers eyes*

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The back panel of the skirt is two separate pieces. In an effort to prove that miracles still happen, I made sure that the pattern connected on both pieces {holla}.

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Which humorously left me with a hole in the center of this yard. Obviously it’s best to avoid this scenario, and in the future I will cut the pieces in a different order to do so, but this is how it had to be. Plus, I have 2 more yards of fabric so it’s not a dealbreaker!

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The ruffle along the back had me a wee bit concerned. I’m such a rookie with my sewing skills and really do prefer high margins of error, but I have to say I’m so happy with how it turned out. Yes, I am sure it could be better and as I make my hundred other versions {ha!} I anticipate becoming a master, but for now….this girl is pretty happy.

zipper

Can we just take a minute and ooh and ahh over this gorgeous zipper? I mean…I can’t even. IIIIII did that ~ Me!!!! I actually think this is the first time I’ve ever put a zipper in – if you haven’t done one either, please know they are NOT SCARY AT ALL!

I would like to change the waist as I didn’t really do it properly and it’s not an awesome fit {hence the *sort of* in the post title}, buuuuuuut my shirt covered it…and I’m still so ridiculously in love with this skirt!

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Look, it even gave me a nice booty curve *snicker* – I may spend the rest of the night online fabric shopping. Well, online *window* shopping at least. 😉

**Have a sewing project you think I should try?

Email me at theseareyourdays@gmail.com – I’m always looking for new ideas!**

 

 

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