Friday, September 19, 2014

Anchors Aweigh


I didn't sew anything for months, then embarked on several projects simultaneously. It's actually quite satisfying working on several things at once -- when you hit a difficult bit on one project, you pick up an easy bit on another, which re-energises you to go back and tackle the hard bit. Or it does for me, at least. So I was working on three circle skirts and a dress. The first to reach completion was this nautical number, with which those who follow me on instagram will already be familiar. I made it because I wanted something to wear with my sailor sweater, although I've mostly worn it with this tattoo print top so far.


It's a medium weight cotton, the same as I used for my cityscape skirt - it's the perfect weight for a circle skirt, and although it starts out a bit stiff it softens nicely with repeat laundering. The felt anchor applique and 'rope' trim are all hand stitched in place (that's 6 metres of hand stitching, for the rope!).



Oh yeah, pink hair (and major regrowth, which I hope you'll forgive). Toying with the idea of going all pink next -- but then again I've been toying with that idea for about four years, so we'll see!


Outfit details: Skirt, handmade by me; sweater, H&M via ebay (and customised by its previous owner); shoes, Marks & Spencer; necklace, purchased in Thailand.

14 comments:

  1. Very peetty skirt! Love the color

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  2. Such a fun skirt! It's great to see you blogging again.

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  3. Good to see you again! And you're back with a bang: love the anchor skirt! And am a little curious about the 'jetsetting' story ;-)

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  4. Nice to see you blogging again! Your skirt is fantastic, I can't wait to see what else you've been sewing!

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  5. Very pretty! Im still toying with trying to appliche your phone skirt. X

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  6. Your appliquéd circle skirts always look so amazing! I get too impatient to put on extra details like that ~ mostly because once the skirt is done I want to wear it! Still, I'm always inspired by the extra effort you put into your garments, and I love embroidery, so who knows... I might get there one day after all! ♡

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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  7. LOVE this! I'm always crazy for a nautical theme. Is the rope couched cotton cording? It's fun to see you posting!

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  8. Wow that's a lot of hand sewing! So worth it though as its fabulous!!!

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  9. This is lovely, that hand sewing must have been a mighty effort but well worth it, it looks great.

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  10. I am absolutely dying over this skirt! It's ADORABLE.

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  11. I saw this skirt on pinterest. It's really lovely. Are there any really good tutorials on the web which you use? I have been looking around for a tutorial which a novice like me can understand. Thanks.
    Rowena x

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