A Skirt Called Paddington

Thursday, 17 October 2013



I MADE A SKIRT.


Look!


It took an extreme amount of faffing but this is par for the course where me and crafty things are concerned. I spent most of Sunday blankly staring at some pattern pieces on the floor and trying to get my head round how it would work. I failed. The fabric wasn't the right shape and size and it was all far too difficult. So I went rogue, ditched that pattern, made up the skirt from my favourite Simplicity 2444 frock and attached it to the waistband of the skirt pattern I was considering originally. It all worked out rather well in the end. And this was the first time I've ever done a proper waistband or mixed two patterns together so yay me!


I feel like I've done the marvellous fabric a little bit of justice. It totally deserved to be turned into something excellent. Do you want to see some closeups? Of course you do!

Artist Paddington!

Cake sniffing Paddington!

Cricketing Paddington!

Table hurdling Paddington!

Chimney Sweep Paddington!

Tisn't Paddington without marmalade, so I had a marmalade sandwich to celebrate finishing it.


Red shoes make me happy.
Jumper - H&M
Skirt - handmade
Awesome Mary Janes - Dorothy Perkins sale

24 comments:

  1. Oh. My. God. I love it! Especially the placement of "buffet" tee hee hee yes I am 12 (not really) and now I really want a marmalade sammich.

    (after delurking in the comments the other day I shall try and leave more now :) )

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  2. Oh Alex, that skirt is the best thing I've seen in ages! xx

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  3. Oh Alex. PADDINGTON! I love Paddington so much and your skirt is just beautiful

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  4. Yay for you indeed! Lady, this. is. awesome! LOVE the pockets too and had a little chortle at mondoagogo's comment - 'buffet' *chuckle*
    Excellent skills, you're clearly a freeform sewist :)

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  5. The fabric is amazing, where is it from?

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  6. You made a skirt and I loved it! x

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  7. OMG I love this! Yeah for Paddington bear. Looks fab Alex.

    X x

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  8. and what an amazing skirt you made! the fabric's perfect, and the shape really suits you :) x

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  9. Neil just looked over my shoulder as I was reading this & said "That's a pretty fucking cool skirt."

    So I shall leave it at that.

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  10. Awesome! It even has pockets! The table hurdling Paddington is my favourite. I really need to boot myself up the arse and get on with my sewing. I have plans for a tractor skirt and dinosaur dress.

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  11. this is amazing, I do love Paddington Bear! love the shape of it too x

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  12. Such a marvelous fabric and you definitely did a great job with your sewing. A lovely outfit indeed :)

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  13. Yaaaay! I love it and I think the red jumper and shoes match it perfectly. x

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  14. Want to finish making my culottes for me, now that you are a sewing genius? x

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  15. This is amazing and I love that it's all poofy and full xx

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  16. This is hands down the best skirt I've seen all year. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

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  17. This is the most amazing skirt I have ever seen, I love it!

    Maria xxx

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  18. that skirt and its print are beyond lovely! adorably cuuute x

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  19. ooh this is so adorabley perfect! the number of times i've planned to try something like this but never got round to it is crazy, this might be the motivation i need to finally make something myself :) also this might make me a bit of a weirdo but i've never actually tried marmalade! x

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