30 July 2008

Dirn It All!

I love dirndl skirts, so when I saw these two gorgeous border print fabrics at my local Fabricland, I could not resist picking up 2 m of each. These skirts could not be easier to make. Cut the fabric to the desired length (in my case, 24" + 4" for the hem), sew up the single seam after inserting an invisible zipper, throw on a straight waistband, tack on a hook/eye and presto...a summer skirt ready for wearing!

I'm not sure which one I like more - the coral or the teal. And as an added bonus, I still have the extra fabric that was cut off, which will make a cute summer top (or two).

ETA for TwilaO: Both skirts were made from the full 2 m lengths of fabric, gathered to fit the waistband.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those two skirts are just cute. Looks like the coral one would / could match your Butterick-Jacket? Would love to see pictures of you wearing those skirts.
I am a regular visitor of your blog. I live in Switzerland. And we just came home from our vacation. In Canada, Ontario. When we were there, I wished I had asked you before, where to buy fabric....
Annie

Vicki said...

Cute skirts. Not a style that I wear, though I do recall wearing them back in the 80's!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What cute skirts! So do you have an idea what pattern you will use for the tops?

Cafe Couture said...

ooops, I left the comment about the skirt on the wrong post :)

Maggie said...

Shannon, glad you are back blogging...I was having a bit of a withdrawal here! As always, everything new is cute and coordinates nicely.
marguerite

angie.a said...

Those are adorable! Now I want a couple. Can't sew anything but my mini-wardrobe dirn it ;)

Nancy W. said...

Great find on the border prints! I think the coral one will look "fab" with your new cardi.

TwilaO said...

Those are lovely! May I ask what the circumference was before you gathered it? Did you use the entire 2m?

Tany said...

Both skirts are beautiful!

TwilaO said...

Thank you so much for answering my question! I want to make a skirt like that too - I'm all over it now, Baby! :)

Keiler said...

Those are so pretty! I love the prints.