Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Nearly Identical Skirt

Copy Cat Skirt
The Facts
⁃ Fabric - black and white check cotton from the stash.
⁃ Year: 2012
⁃ Notions: 8 yellow flower buttons - $8.
⁃ Time to complete: 2 hours
⁃ First worn: Yesterday for photos
⁃ Wear again? Definitely!
⁃ Total price: $8

Yay! I am so glad I managed to get another Sew Weekly challenge in before the end of the year.  When I saw that the challenge for this week was black and white I knew I had a few fabrics in the stash that I could use for this.  I finally settled on the black and white check and decided to make myself a simple skirt to wear.  I have hardly any clothes I fit into at the moment (still trying to lose the baby weight) so a new skirt is much needed.
Copy Cat Skirt
When I was trying to decide what skirt to make I kept thinking about Tilly & The Buttons picnic blanket skirt.  I just couldn't get it out of my head so I decided to use her tutorial to make my skirt.  The minute I started I realised why I kept thinking about it.  Tilly used pretty much the exact same fabric for her picnic blanket skirt.  So I have made a pretty much identical version of the skirt.  Hers is probably a bit better executed then mine is!
Copy Cat Skirt
When I went to buy buttons (the only thing I bought for this project) I just couldn't go past these yellow flower buttons.  They were just so cheery and happy looking and I thought they would pop really well against the black and white.  I am so happy with how this skirt turned out and I think it will get a lot of wear.  And I don't think it should be too hard to take in once I lose a bit of weight so I can continue to wear it.


  1. Looks great! I wish I can sew and make my own clothes.

  2. It's gorgeous - so clever to just whip that up! And you don't need to lose a single bit of weight - you look terrific and have only just had a baby! I would love to be able to sew and a machine is high up on the wish list. Mel x

  3. Great skirt. You look fantastic. ...and those yellow buttons - a delight!


Hi! Thank you for your comment. I love responding to all comments and do so via email. If you email is not visible in your blogger profile please make sure you leave it in your comment. Kat xx