fall skirt

10.21.2011



wheee! this was a fun one.  I love it when I spot a cool fabric and have an immediate project for it.  Couldn't pass up this awesome print for $3.95 a yard at hancock's the other day.  I knew it was meant for a skirt.




I chose the Simplicity 2226 pattern after seeing Karyn (Make Something) make it earlier this year.  It's a great little pattern!!  It does really go into a lot of detail for a beginner, it's a learn to sew pattern.  The only thing is that it didn't go into seam finishing much, which is okay, but I really want to make something that will hold up for a while instead of shred apart after a few washings.  So I added my own finishings and it should last a while!

I was thinking it might be fun to do some kind of sew-a-long type thing using this pattern, would anyone be interested?  If enough people want to join in, I think it would be a great one for lots of figures, I think it's quite flattering.  And of course with a skirt, the options are pretty endless. Let me know and happy Friday!!!!!


127 comments :

  1. Look at you being all pretty in your new skirt!
    Love it, great fabric and it looks like a most excellent pattern. You take such pretty pictures Anna!!

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  2. What a beautiful skirt! I love the fabric that you used!

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  3. Very pretty! Yes, please let's do a sew along! You are so talented!

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  4. Adorable Anna! I'm in! I was just thinking that it's crazy that I haven't made myself any clothes, ever. :). You are gorgeous!!!

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  5. I would be all over a sew along. The few attempts I've made at sewing for myself haven't been very successful, and I've never bought a "real" pattern from a fabric store! Your fabric and skirt are both beautiful!

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  7. Hi, I would love to do a garment sew along. I have made a few items for my daughters that were made of quilting cotton, but I've never really used knit to any success. I have bought patterns, but they are so confusing to me as I just learned to sew about 3 years ago. I even bought a serger secondhand, but have never used it. I would love to take it out of the case and get it stitching!

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  8. Hi, I would love to do a garment sew along. I have made a few items for my daughters that were made of quilting cotton, but I've never really used knit to any success. I have bought patterns, but they are so confusing to me as I just learned to sew about 3 years ago. I even bought a serger secondhand, but have never used it. I would love to take it out of the case and get it stitching!

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  9. The skirt is wonderful, it is an awesome print and your photoshoot is darling!

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  10. A skirt sew-a-long sounds like a great idea and yours is so cute, I'm in :-)

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  11. I'm down for a sew-along! I think I need more skirts in my life. :)

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  12. Yes! I would love a sew-along! I already have that pattern and the fabric for it. I just haven't had the motivation!

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  13. so gorgeous!! i love it with the bright cardigan - you are totally stylin. :)

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  14. I love sew alongs, count me in, btw - pretty skirt!

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  15. I'd be up for a sew-a-long. Seems like a great skirt (especially your incarnation), and a good intro to making clothing! If you do a sew-a-long would it be possible to start at the beginning beginning? Like choosing the fabric? I think that's part of what scares me the most with clothing is making sure I have the right fabric for the pattern. Thanks!

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  16. Sounds fun. I need to make something for myself, I think.

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  17. how lovely! I really like the pictures (especially the last one) and the entire outfit. Now, i want a yellow cardigan too ;-)))

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  18. this skirt is so cute....the whole outfit is awesome. you look great

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  19. This summer I finally had success self drafting the perfect A-line skirt. I really wish I had a Hancocks close by. The fabric was a great find! And I have to know, where did you get your boots?!!!

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  20. OMG I would! I've only made a wrap skirt, but I"m just itching to make a "regular" skirt. That would be so awesome!

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  21. Would love to join in, made your vintage skirt for me & a friends little one, just LOVE the pattern! Plan on turning it into a wear below the belly fall maternity skirt for my bestie. You are a sewing goddess and i can't wait to try this pattern too:) Thanks for sharing Anna!

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  22. it's lovely! I love the whole outfit actually. :) I would love to do a sew along, I recently lost some weight and now I am very interested in sewing some clothes for me!

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  23. I love it!!! Your whole outfit looks so cute!!! I'm a little jealous that you have brown tall boots with no heal. I can't seem to find any in my size LOL. I would love a sew along. I have a few fabric and patterns for clothes, but I'm too chicken to make them :(

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  24. I would love to sew along if I could get hold of the pattern. Now bricks and mortar sewing stores are thin on the ground it's really hard to find brands like Simplicity as online fabric stores seem to concentrate on the designer patterns like Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner etc

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  25. Looks awesome! And would love to do a sew-a-along :) The pattern does look very flattering. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. I would love to join a sew along. I have been wanting to make a corduroy skirt for fall. Do you think this pattern would adapt well to a 21 wale cord? If not, I can always pick another cute fabric.

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  27. LOVE! That fabric is perfect for fall! And seriously, you are too cute!

    Yes please! I have this pattern and fabric waiting but am a little scared to try! Would love a sew along! :)

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  28. That *is* a great fabric. I'd love to do a sewalong, although I'm pretty novice when it comes to sewing. Like, I can sew a Halloween costume, but something that you have to wear and look normal is kind of rough for me. But I do love this skirt... and the look with tights and boots!

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  29. Anna, this is really, really cute!! You did a great job and it's such a cute outfit!! :)

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  30. A sew-along would be awesome! I've been wanting to make a garment but am really scared to try it on my own!

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  31. LOVE IT! Plus the whole outfit is gorgeous ^-^

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  32. YES! love doing skirts, and seeing all the possibilities one pattern can have. I'm in!

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  33. Love the skirt, and the use of pattern. I enjoy sewing garments so I'm usually sewing something.

    When it comes to well finished garments, Simplicity never finishes an edge unless it's the bodice facing, and still then it's unfinished at the zipper. I always read ahead and figure out where to change the pattern and make it more finished, adding notes in the directions. Simplicity isn't the only pattern manufacturer that leaves seams looking rough, so I read and visualize every pattern (for about 3 days).

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  34. I'd love to do a sew-along with this pattern. I'm always in need of skirts, and this one is cute! I've never participated in a sew-along before, but I think it would be fun to try.

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  35. I love this skirt! Thanks for sharing it!!

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  36. I'd love to participate in a sew along - great skirt

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  37. LOVE the skirt and LOVE the way you styled it!!

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  38. i love the fabric you chose for this, anna! it turned out so super cute. aren't those pockets just the best? i want pockets like that in all my skirts now. i need to make another one, so i'd sew along with you too!

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  39. So cute! I would definitely sew-along!

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  40. Love those pockets! I'd definitely be interested in a sew-along!

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  41. The skirt is awesome, but wouldn't have near the impact without your impeccable styling. The yellow sweater and boots were perfect!

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  42. I'd love a sew along with this skirt! I haven't yet gotten up the courage to sew a piece of clothing for myself and I know with your amazing instructions and photos I would do just fine! :)

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  43. Very Cute~ I don't wear skirts often but I could see myself wearing this one :) WTG!

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  44. Yes for the sew a long! Also, where did you get your boots? elliemakesit (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. Pretty! I have to buy a skirt for my very casual mother's wedding coming up next month. I just might try my hand at sewing something! Although it has been many years since I've sewn clothes (bags, yes, clothing, no.) I'm jotting down the pattern number and just might give it a shot!

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  46. That fabric really is perfect for that skirt! I would love a sew along!

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  47. Very cute- like the pockets a lot!

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  48. Otoñal y precioso, de todo mi gusto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ºo*

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  49. Anna,
    I'll join the sew along! It would get me to get something done for myself!

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  50. So adorable- just like you!

    Yes to the sew-along! I've never sewn clothing but would love to make a skirt for myself like that.

    :)

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  51. It's a beautiful skirt! I love the whole outfit!
    x Katherine

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  52. Love the skirt and the fabric! Skirts with pockets are great!

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  53. Awesome as usual!! Love the whole outfit. Too old for short skirts but you ladies go for it!!

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  54. I'd be up for a sew along. I've been looking for a pattern for a skirt this style. I love the pockets. kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  55. Love love love! Great pattern, too! I'm so nervous to make clothes for myself.

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  56. Such a fabulous skirt! I adore the print, and your styling. You're such a cutie!

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  57. cute, cute, cute! love that last photo!! I've wanted to make this skirt since seeing Karyn's too - think your sew along might push me to buy the pattern and actually make one! yay!!

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  58. Beautiful pictures - and I LOVE your outfit! Wish I could wear yellow.... Anyway, I have been loving brown with gray and black lately. I would love it if you would do a sew-along with this pattern! Would it be appropriate for velveteen fabric? I have been wanting to make a skirt of some AMH velveteen and this looks like the style I am going for. What do you think?

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  59. great skirt! I love it with the yellow cardi!

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  60. Just lovely! Love the pockets! I'm a little bit curious about the changes you made to make it last longer? PS gorgeous pictures!

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  61. Yes! A sew along! Please! I bought this pattern and the fabric for it and then froze. I don't know if it is because a lot of crazy things started happening elsewhere in my life or what but suddenly I am scared of it. Seeing your cute skirt is making me want to tackle it.

    Genifer

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  62. Sew along, yes! It will probably be the first one I ever participate in, this skirt is beautiful! I need some of that fabric!

    p.s. you are gorgeous as always :)

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  63. I would love a sew along. I've been wanting to make a skirt for myself for months now, and maybe this would force me to do it! :) I also love pockets in skirts. I think all skirts should have pockets. :)

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  64. Ooh, I might be interested in a sew-along, that skirt looks fab

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  65. I would LOOOVE a sew along!! So cute! :)

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  66. very very very cute!! i love this skirt, and it looks great on your. the fabric choice was perfect. i'd be interested in doing a sew-a-long. anything to motivate me to get going on clothes sewing. most of my sewing is for quilting, and i'm a little nervous to cross over into clothing. :-)

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  67. Yes, yes, yes please. I totally need hand holding and this one looks like it might actually look okay on my not-exactly-25-anymore-size. I have fabric already waiting for the perfect skirt!! Is yours cotton, or heavier?

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  68. Sounds fun and you look gorgeous my dear...gorgeous! Love the pics....

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  69. Love the skirt! And I agree - that is perfect fabric for a cute fall skirt!

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  70. Hi,

    YES! Please do a sew-a-long! You are so clear and easy to understand. It would be fab for a little beginner like me. Thanks, it looks great!

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  71. i would love to join in with a s-a-l! love the skirt with your boots!

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  72. Cute! And how very timely, I just wrote down this pattern today since I'm looking for the perfect slightly gathered skirt with a rounded waistband - nice to see this one sews up nicely.

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  73. I'm interested! Greetings from Costa Rica!!!

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  74. I'm so glad you posted about this! I have that pattern and I just may have the perfect knit fabric to go with it. Your cute photos may be just the inspiration I need to get going. And I'd definitely be up for a sew-along.

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  75. I love the skirt...so cute! I especially like the pockets :). I'd be interested in doing a sew a-long...sounds like fun!

    -Rebekah (www.twinkleandtwine.com)

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  76. Hi Anna, Loooveee the skirt and the fabric so fabulous. Awesome job.

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  77. Sure, a sew-along sounds great. I wonder how foolish I'd look in a patchwork version?

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  78. id love to do a sew along to this skirt - its just heading to summer here in australia - but that skirt pattern will be perfect for my pending beach holiday!

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  79. I would love to participate in a sew-along! Super cute and I have just the fabric.

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  80. wonderful skirt! great fabric find and lovely all together together!

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  81. freakin' adorable! i'm in for a sewalong! i really need a reliable, easy pattern to make myself some skirts. this looks perfect.

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  82. I love it so much, your whole outfit actually!!!

    I want one or several!!!

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  83. Great skirt, and I love the fabric. I bought this pattern recently as I loved Karen's too but haven't made it yet - I'd definitely be in on a sew-in.

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  84. wow chickadee, love the skirt! (apparently the rest of blogland does, too! lol!) I would love a sew-along! I actually have that pattern and now seeing your fabric I want to make that exact skirt. ;) Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

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  85. Um, perfect fabric! I would love to see how you put it together.

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  86. super cute! i have never participated in a sew along but I have always wanted to!

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  87. I would love a sew along, esp. if you showed us how to finish things so they don't fall apart...

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  88. I love that skirt and would completely be interested in a sew along! This looks like a pattern that I could make a dozen times!!!

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  89. A sew along would be great. I love that skirt!

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  90. the skirt is lovely and looks great in that pattern. however, that 3rd picture of you is a stunner. you look absolutely gorgeous.

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  91. You look so cute in the outfit, Anna! I love your style! And YES to the sew-along! I would looove to make this skirt for myself!

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  92. love the skirt, love the boots, love these pics of you... so cute!! xo amy

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  93. You do look great!!! And I have to ask where those boots are from? Target? I've been wanting some flat boots forever and have tried a couple different ones from Target but didn't end up loving them once I got them home.

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  94. nice work girl! Oh boy.. a sew along.. I tell ya, what a great motivator.. gotta be out this time, even though that skirt is super cute and I have the boots to go with it- sitting in my closet getting dusty (sad).
    love the pics-

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  95. Very very cool!!! I love that skirt Anna!!! I want one in my size! LOoooooooooooooooooooooove

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  96. well, I love the skirt, but the whole outfit is delightful. You are making me want to sew for me.

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  97. I love the fabric, and the yellow you paired with it. And I have almost the same exact boots. I love them this fall. Oh and yes -- I would love a sew along for the skirt!

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  98. Just bought the pattern....I am SEW IN!!!!! When does the SAL fun begin????

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  99. Hi Anna! Just stopped by to check out your blog and say THANKS for your lovely comment you left on mine :). I'll definately be back. I LOVE this skirt and the fabric is just perfect, looks realy neat with yellow too. Would definately be interested in a sew-a-long.

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  100. This skirt looks lovely. I've never sewn something for myself but recently bought some fabric to make myself a skirt so I'd love a sew along, as long as I can find the pattern in the UK.

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  101. a sew along would be awesome! I love the pockets you did on yours! i will be checking back for the sew along ;)

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  102. It will be great to do a sew-a-long! I have the right fabric for it and I am off to get the pattern! I have a few more things on the go so I'll keep my eye open if you decide to do the sewalong ;)
    Gorgeous fabric and it looks like you did a great job xx

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  103. It's lovely and a sew-along would be wonderful. I love a skirt with pockets!

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  104. I cannot get enough of ikat, yet I've not bought any! Must remedy that.

    Great skirt and I'm sure you'll have loads of peeps follow a sew-along.

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  105. LOVE the skirt...I want one!
    And you look beautiful in these photos...model material! :) I really like that skirt, great fabric and style! Looking good, SIL!!

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  106. I'd be up for a sew-along! It looks like a great style and I've been meaning to get round to making something for ME for a while!

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  107. I'd love to do a sew-along! Although I've made many skirts with patterns, I feel like I might learn something new from you. And I like the pattern and could use a fall skirt!

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  108. That IS a great pattern. I made a denim version earlier this summer, posted here: http://zaaberry.blogspot.com/2011/09/new-skirt-for-me.html

    I actually had to alter mine quite a bit to get it to fit right, but I would definitely make another via a sewalong with you!

    Thanks!

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  109. Yes Yes Yes for a tutorial! Love them and since I'm in coooold Canada, a fall/winter skirt would be great!

    Merci!

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  110. yes yes and more yes to a skirt sew along!!! That would be awesome!

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  111. I love that fabric and the skirt pattern!!! So cute! Please tell me how you made it!!

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  112. I would love to join a sew-a-long for this skirt. So cute and I am always on the look out for a good pattern

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  113. Sew along! YES!!! I made 2 new skirts this summer and wore them all the time!! Great idea for a challenge to finish!!

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  114. Yes, let's do a sew along! I suck at sewing, but I really enjoy it. Maybe this would help me suck a little less!

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  115. Your so fun! I love this blog! =D

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  116. This would be so good for me- I've only sewn one pattern so far, and it was a coat for my daughter. I'd love a reason to do something for me!!!

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  117. you are so pretty. :)and your boots rock. and i want your skirt

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  118. you are too cute. And wow! Look at all these comments! I'm glad you're doing a sew along. fun!

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  119. You look fantastic, and I love your cardigan!

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  120. I love the combo of that pattern with the yellow on top!

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