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Monday, 6 July 2015

I Made It Monday - Another Midi & Great Fabric Find!

Welcome back to "I Made It Monday"! 


I made a centre back zip in this skirt with 2 box pleats.

I do wish I'd take the time to match the triangles on the side seam, but
I was rushing to finish the skirt to wear to a baby shower.

Photos c/o my wonderful Husband

 

I really should have named this blog "The Tall Mama & Her Midi" because I love them & hope you do too!

This midi skirt is made from my basic midi pattern with 2 box pleats in the front and back (see tutorial here). 


I often get asked where I find my fabrics.  I buy most of my fabric from The Remnant Warehouse; I'm in no way affiliated with them (but would love to be - I'd make you proud The Remnant Warehouse!!).  I love their selection, quality and most importantly price!  Check them out online.

I am also lucky enough to be gifted fabric from people who know I sew and have a love & appreciation of vintage fabric (examples here and here).


However you don't have to limit yourself to fabric stores when looking for fabric, inspiration can strike anywhere!  This gorgeous yellow & grey geometric fabric started its life as a doona (duvet) cover at Target!  Yep, I saw this in the bedding section and thought "why can't I find fabric like that for a midi skirt?".  Duh!  It is fabric and I can turn it into a skirt with plenty to spare! 

So the moral of the story is: when shopping for fabric don't limit yourself to fabric stores or feel discouraged if you don't have good fabric stores in your area.  Keep an open mind and great fabrics can be found anywhere! 


18 comments:

  1. So cute! I love that skirt! This may sound a little weird, but I never thought of wearing pearls with denim. But I love how it looks here so I will have to try it! Looking beautiful :)
    -Margaret
    http://happyinheels.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Margaret! I wear pearls with everything :-)

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  2. That is a beautiful skirt! I really like the chambray with it too.

    It's great you can see inspiration and buy fabric wherever, especially when it turns into such pretty items as this skirt :)

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! X Allison

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  3. Love the skirt!! You look amazing in a midi. Keep sewing!! Bron x

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    1. Thanks Bron! I do love me a midi skirt!!! x Allison

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  4. Oh my gosh! I love that you made this skirt from a duvet cover. Midi skirts are my favorite too. It's official! I need to move to Australia so that I can pay you to make clothes for me. I would totally buy this skirt! :)

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    1. Haha - thank you Beth! A move to Australia is a good idea, midi skirt or not! Have you ever been here? It's fabulous! X Allison

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  5. I have been obsessed with midi skirts lately too and love this one you created!!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

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    1. Thank you Alice! I think the midi is flattering on everyone. I'll check out the link up! x Allison

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  6. That midi skirt is amazing! I love the print and can't believe you made it!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Thanks Jill - I have a bit of a midi skirt making obsession (they're easy to do!), if you follow me on IG you'll see them! x Allison

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  7. I love this skirt! Who cares about matching the triangles. No one will notice. Bron x

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    1. Yep, probably shouldn't have pointed it out!!! Thanks for reading & commenting Bron! x Allison

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  8. So pretty! I think you should start taking orders and making us all midi skirts! :)
    Thanks so much for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday & we'd love to have you back next week!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! It's so much fun being a part of your Fun Fashion Friday - so many great Bloggers! x Allison

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