11.06.2009

Handmade outfit


I finished the skirt last night I have been making from a 1930s pattern, it turned out just how I wanted! I used french seams and a lot of hand stitching, I didn't just want a skirt for this season, I want it for years of wear. At first it was a little straight, looked more 20s than 30s, so I curved it in a teeny bit under the hips and the effect I think is just right. This is one of those patterns I'll make lots of skirts with, for this one I used the leftovers from my 30s pants in the previous post, and I already bought some blue wool fabric to make another :)

Skirt and cardigan-Handmade by me!

Shoes-Mier and Frank

Hat-Estate sale

29 comments:

reilly said...

Wow, it's absolutely perfect! I love it.

Margaux said...

That. is. impressive. Great blog! :)

Miss Emmi said...

Your dedication to quality is impressive! It looks absolutely gorgeous.

Mel said...

Love the skirt! I recently discovered the miracle of sewing elastic-band skirts and now I'm addicted! They're so incredibly easy yet I tend to sew them kind of messily...oops :) But I can't wait to see more of your skirts with that pattern!

Rose said...

wow, you did an amazing job of the skirt. It looks professionally made.

Rose

Betty Lou said...

love the skirt! damn you're good! it's perfect lenght and fit.

FrivolousFlapper said...

yep, 's wonderful!

Kelley Anne said...

That is just incredible! And you made the sweater as well. I am so impressed. They're both just perfect.

Diva said...

Oh, how I envy those of you who has the the talent and the ... patience (!) for sewing or knitting !! Your skirt looks amazing!

Bridget said...

beautiful!

moncheri said...

Im really impressed! the knit is so wonderful! oh if i could make one like that myself... And the skirt looks just right, very 30s!

/Linnéa from moncheriblogg.blogg.se

sarah said...

This is just perfection! You are such a talented seamstress. The skirt is so sleek and tailored. You did a wonderful job!

The Black Opal said...

My God! How beautiful! This makes me want to learn how to sew. Where did you learn how to do it?!?

Maria

spinnakersu said...

You really do amazing work when you make a garment. I feel embarassed at my "to do" sewing pile now! You've inspired me to get to it!

Courtney said...

It turned out fabulous, Solanah! Now I feel motivated to definetly work on a skirt tonight.

AlicePleasance said...

It turned out really great!!!

My Passport to Style said...

Hi there, your sweater is simply adorable!I wondered if you wanted to exchange blog links with me? Sharon xxoo

Jamtart said...

I LOVE that skirt! It looks amazing - do you take orders?! :-P

Solanah said...

My Passport to Style, sure thing :)

Jamtart, hehe, not currently ;)

The black opal, I learned in an after school class about 12 years ago, the same woman taught me to knit!

Tante Patent said...

Lovely! You did such a great job on the pattern and those seams. It look fantastic. And it's a very versatile skirt too!

slovly said...

wow, you have some major sewing skills.

Erika said...

It turned out great, and the combination is great!

Stéphanie said...

Fabulous !
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Avalon76 said...

I am impressed, amazed, inspired...and envious! Lovely work!

Jen ^_^

Peldyn said...

I like the combo of brown and grey. Very sophisticated.

TERI REES WANG said...

You've got some crazy-talent-genius-genes!

Antiorder said...

You are amaazzzzing!

katrina said...

you made these?!?! amazing -- i never would've guessed. you and your creations are just lovely.

Teresa @ good-grace said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! (oh, how I wish I could knit!)