Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mustard Marie Skirt

I tackled my second project with a zipper and this one turned out way better. I got the pattern for this Marie skirt from Burdastyle. The fabric is actually a (very clean) old sheet, so the skirt is kind of thin. It would work better with a thicker cotton for sure, but I love the mustard color.

I also had to add some room to the waist since the pattern called for 34 inch hips and a 24.5 inch waist. Thankfully, I had my copy of The Art of Sewing Creative Design (thanks, Dad), which has tips on how to add/subtract inches from a skirt/blouse/etc. In the end, it ended up being a little loose around the waist, but I'm getting closer to creating a piece of clothing that fits correctly.


  1. Found you through the Utah Etsy team. Love the color of the skirt!

  2. I want to be talented like you when I grow up. :) Love the skirt!

  3. @DBA

    haha. thanks! i can make you one in hot pink if you want. but only hot pink.

  4. It looks great on you and I love the color! I've made a skirt from this pattern too, actually it was the first skirt I made :)