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vintage inspired skirt tutorial – skirt week

I’m really pumped that Susan and Adrienne are putting their trust in me today to show you my first ever clothing tutorial for the fabulous Skirt Week going on over at their blog Crafterhours.  Eeek!  Lookie Mom, can you believe it?!  
I’ve really been finding great style inspiration with some pretty classic vintage pieces.  I’ve fallen in love with danish modern furniture and all the great vintage housewares out there.  My yellow skirt was inspired by vintage Cathrineholm enamelware:
                                                                                Source: flickr.com via Anna on Pinterest
Such an amazing design and I thought it would look amazing on a skirt!
side seam pockets to store all your goodies
And of course this skirt would be just as beautiful with any printed fabric you like as well.
If you’re ready for the full tutorial, hop on over to Crafterhours today!

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38 Responses to vintage inspired skirt tutorial – skirt week

  1. Jeni 06.16.2011 at 8:11 am #

    OH MY GOSH! I NEED TO MAKE THIS RIGHT NOW!!!!! Love, love, love this Anna! You are a genius!!

  2. Amy 06.16.2011 at 8:19 am #

    Oh my gosh, the blue shirt is amazing!! Scratch that, both are amazing! I’m definitely going to try making one of these! Thanks so much!

  3. Sasha 06.16.2011 at 8:31 am #

    I love it! I just looked at the full tutorial too. You make it look so easy to make!!! Thank you!!!

  4. Jessica 06.16.2011 at 8:43 am #

    I love that pyrex design!! Who would have thought cookware would look so good as a skirt? I need to make this.

  5. tinajo 06.16.2011 at 8:53 am #

    Oh, you are so clever – love the result! :-)

  6. Maureen Cracknell Handmade 06.16.2011 at 9:06 am #

    Adorable! I LOVE it all, especially the yellow!

  7. Erin 06.16.2011 at 9:10 am #

    i love cathrineholm enamelware to. i am hoping that one day I will find a piece while thrifting!

    your skirt is beautiful! i can’t wait to try it.

  8. I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar 06.16.2011 at 9:25 am #

    Pretty, pretty Anna! I especially love the blue one. It has a fun nautical feel. Heading over to the tutorials now. Well done!

    Cheri

  9. Jessica at Me Sew Crazy 06.16.2011 at 9:26 am #

    So wonderful! I am in love with the idea of the pockets being that cute alternating fabric! So love that! Thank you so much!

  10. amy 06.16.2011 at 9:39 am #

    Wow!!!! Unbelievable Anna!!!! I’m totally making myself at least one of these!!

  11. Tammy 06.16.2011 at 10:25 am #

    Oh, very cute! I love that you got your inspiration from dishes! :)

    I love the contrasting pocket fabric!

  12. banclothing 06.16.2011 at 10:43 am #

    I love the contrast of the navy with the white stripes. Lovely.

  13. banclothing 06.16.2011 at 10:43 am #

    I love the contrast of the navy with the white stripes. Lovely.

  14. Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home 06.16.2011 at 10:55 am #

    So great, Anna! I love that you made a clothing tutorial for us all! Thank you!

  15. Esther 06.16.2011 at 11:42 am #

    This is great! My mom dug out some old fabric that her mom had bought waaay back in the day for $0.75/m! I’ve been looking around for a skirt pattern and think yours would be perfect for it! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Sarbear 06.16.2011 at 12:34 pm #

    Love the designs! Very beautiful work! :)

  17. {Leila}Where the Orchids Grow 06.16.2011 at 1:09 pm #

    I love your skirts especially the yellow one. How could the sun not shine when tempted with such loveliness!

  18. Jeannie 06.16.2011 at 1:41 pm #

    Love both of those skirts! Totally classic! Good job!!

  19. Carolyn 06.16.2011 at 2:50 pm #

    What an adorable skirt! And of course I LOVE the pockets!

  20. kristin 06.16.2011 at 3:38 pm #

    YES! No zipper, but not a fully gathered waistband, either. I’ve been wanting to sew a skirt for myself, and this I think I can handle. Thanks so much, Anna!

  21. Erin 06.16.2011 at 3:43 pm #

    These are both adorable- but I LOVE that blue one! Going to check out the tute now… :)

  22. Vanessa 06.16.2011 at 4:36 pm #

    I love these skirts. Just perfect for the summer.

  23. gail 06.16.2011 at 4:50 pm #

    no way! just last night i was searching for this exact tutorial (flat front skirt with elastic back) and i woke up this morning to find your post. i can’t believe my luck! thank you sooooo much!

  24. Dahlia 06.16.2011 at 5:49 pm #

    I love that you found inspiration in cookware! LOVE. It! Way cute skirt – I’ve made some for the girls, so perhaps I should finally make one for me! Thanks for YOUR inspiration Anna! p.s. that’s way cool that you’re known by just your first name now – awesome ;)

  25. Jessica 06.16.2011 at 8:25 pm #

    love this! I loved the secret print hiding in the pockets on the blue skirt and the yellow one is my favorite!

  26. CraftCrave 06.16.2011 at 10:33 pm #

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [17 Jun 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  27. Natalёk 06.17.2011 at 1:11 am #

    I love it! Thank you

  28. Ilaria Pit-Lane 06.17.2011 at 3:35 am #

    very very beautiful!! ^^
    Ilaria

  29. Vicky 06.17.2011 at 5:59 am #

    Skirts with pockets are the best.
    I love the yellow one, it is so gorgeous and summery.

  30. Cindy 06.17.2011 at 6:36 am #

    Who would have thought! So cute, Anna!

  31. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 06.17.2011 at 9:53 pm #

    Fantastic, Anna. I can’t believe this is your first clothing tutorial. Love the pockets.

  32. Peggy 06.18.2011 at 11:47 am #

    In my forty (eek gads!) years of sewing I think I’ve made every garment silhouette out there, including this skirt. Love it and love going down memory lane if only for a minute.

  33. Larissa 06.20.2011 at 9:35 pm #

    Really beautiful, and nicely photographed. I’ve always wanted a set of that kitchenware, but it looks like I may have to settle for a skirt.

  34. sew katie did 06.21.2011 at 9:08 am #

    Love this skirt, but want an apple tunic even more.

  35. Emily Elizabeth 06.22.2011 at 10:24 pm #

    I am so in love with this skirt. Moving it to the top of my to-do list!

  36. Marfa 06.24.2011 at 3:21 pm #

    Wow…both of these skirts are so sweet…you’re awesome! I found your blog FROM crafterhours…I hope to use your tutorial and try to make my own. THANKS!!!

  37. Kimberley 06.24.2011 at 11:07 pm #

    I just had to comment on the word ‘vintage’. I have that exact white enamel bowl given to us for our wedding in 1968 and it still looks as good as the day we got it. I didn’t think of myself as ‘vintage’ but I guess I have gotten there. Love your blog and read it quite often.

  38. Anna 06.24.2011 at 11:12 pm #

    Hey Kimberley! oh gosh, hope vintage doesn’t sound like a bad thing. And wow, that’s so cool, I’d love to own a piece like that! Great designs never go out of style.

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