Houndstooth Skirt

I made a skirt –


Here’s a close up:


And the back:


I made it using Vogue 7101 c1980 which I bought from the SPCA Op-Shop in Glen Innes. It looks a bit raggedy but it had all the pieces and hadn’t been used! This pattern only went up to a 10 so I added 1cm to either side of the front, back and pocket pieces and 4cm to the waistband. The material is a wool blend houndstooth that has a tiny bit of stretch:

The total cost in making this skirts was around $25.00 (including material, fasteners and lining for pockets, everything else I already had so that makes it free, right?!)

This skirt was the skirt of firsts – pockets, belt loops (aka carriers!) and pleats. But the most exciting first was that I didn’t have to re-do or unpick anything – success!!


Have you had a success story recently?

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