Monday, June 21, 2010

Beautiful Voile and Another Skirt


This is Skirt #3 made from the Ottobre pattern that I wrote about recently. I didn't plan to write another post about my summer skirts, but I just have to tell you about the fabric I used for this skirt. The fabric is cotton voile. From Anna Maria Horner. The voile is beautiful. Silky. Luxurious. Wonderful hand and drape. Perfect for garments. I have other voile fabric on my shelf, but this Anna Maria Horner voile surpasses any voile I've ever seen before. It's that great. Really. You have to see it and touch it to believe it. It's just lovely.

I know, I sound like a commercial, don't I? Maybe Anna Maria will send me some voile for the advertisement---wouldn't that be nice? :-) The fabric is a bit pricey or I would be buying it in every print and color! As it is, I bought just two yards: the blue "Diamond Mine" that I used for the skirt, and the "Little Honey, Berry" line. (I'm not yet sure what I'm going to make with the Little Honey piece).




For the blue skirt, I used the same curved waistband pattern piece as the other two skirts. But instead of using the a-line skirt, I simply cut a length of fabric the full width of the fabric (about 55"), gathered it along the top, and attached it to the waistband. I put the invisible zipper at the side seam, and I did line the skirt with plain white voile (from my stash). One yard of fabric was more than enough for this simple skirt. However, if I wanted a more-fully gathered skirt, or if I was wider around at the hips, then I would need more than a yard.

happy sewing,


16 comments:

  1. I received my latest issue of Sew Beautiful today, and there is a gorgeous ladies blouse in it, which is made with cotton voile. After seeing your skirt, it makes me think I will get some. Where did you get yours from?

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  2. Very pretty indeed! So great to hear of a beautiful and quality cotton voile. I really love that kind of fabric too! You made a lovely skirt.

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  3. Very pretty, the voile is perfect for the skirt and the hot summer days.

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  4. Lovely! I am totally switching to skirts and sundresses this summer. So much cooler on those hot hot days!

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  5. Oooh, I never thought of just gathering up a skirt for that waistband! You're so smart. ;)

    I have been holding off on that voile because of the price, but maaaybeee I can squeeze a skirt out of one yard too!

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  6. Gorgeous.

    Trudy
    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  7. Lovely skirt! I just finished my very first skirt.... first project, ever, and can't wait to try more! I love seeing all the amazing projects you post and taking in the tips!

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  8. Oh, I love this one! It really does sound like an advertisment for the voile. I really want to touch some now! :-)

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  9. That skirt is beautiful and I am happy to have just found your inspiring blog!

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  10. such a nice design at this fabric... it needs a simple pattern. It fits! Great work.

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  11. Love your new skirt ... and the others too! They are perfect for summer!

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  12. Very pretty. I am totally inspired by women's skirts at the moment.

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  13. Skirts were the first things I made and I find that it is so nice to be able to pick your own fabric and style. I've used elastic for my waistbands, but I'm going to try to learn to sew the zipper so I can make a fitted one soon.
    http://silverrosesewing.blogspot.com/

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  14. Ruth....love the fabric and love the skirt!!!!

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  15. I agree! It is very pretty. The color is just right and design is good. I love it so much. Can I buy one?

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  16. AnonymousJuly 09, 2010

    Where did you purchase the Anne Maria Horner fabric from?

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