Boppin' in Blue...

Monday, 12 May 2014

Hey Guys,

I wasn't sure that I was even going to blog this skirt, as it's just a simple circle skirt, but I really like this set of photos so - meh - you're getting it!

I made this to go in the Vegas line up, but once I put it on for these photo's I couldn't take it off!
I wore it to a Barbeque that day, but I was so cold I stood to close to the fire and it got super smokey!

Turns out it doesn't dry too quick, and therefore it didn't get in the case! On top of that, it is actually quite heavy, so for weight limit reasoning it was a pretty good call.

The fabric was bought from Rolls and Rems in Lewisham, on a meetup with the Spoolettes. I went with the intention of buying heavy fabrics for weighty circle skirts and I found a whole bunch. All different fabrics, and different colours. I think they were all cottons or cotton blends. Apparently they don't see sense in stocking a range of colours in the same fabric. 
Because, you know, that wouldn't be sensible.

This particular one was a lovely shade of blue, and has a really interesting textured pattern in the weave.
Oddly enough that I love this so much, I own hardly any blue clothes!

I did a lapped zipper (see, told you I was obsessed - once you go Lapped, you never go back).
I added a button closure with a lovely pink button to both contrast and compliment *ooOOoo*

I bought a bag of mixed buttons (you got to mix them yourself) and by golly I'm going back for more. They were awesome buttons, and I have used so many in my recent projects. Total score, as the bag was a fixed,  and quite cheap, price. I assume it goes without saying that I absolutely stuffed it.

I've been cutting my recent circle skirts as a complete circle, and them trimming closely down one edge to create the side seam. This method is really quick and easy, but you are limited with the length of skirt you can get out of the fabric. If my sums are right, even with a 64" wide fabric, you could only get about 28" (which would change of course depending on the circumference of your waist). So what I am going to have to do is buy a bit of extra fabric length and cut 2 longer half-circles side by side. 
An extra seam, but a longer skirt.
And I loves me a midi.

Now lets turn up the twirls!

And there we go! I felt very 'Grease' like at the Barbeque. And I got a pic of me enjoying the sun in my daytime styling of a RTW striped denim jacket and some white plimsols :)
Oh, and some berry cider, of course.


Emmie xx


  1. Sew Little Time12 May 2014 at 16:27

    this is lovely emmie. the drape is fab!

  2. Wow that skirt looks amazing on you lady! I have to get in on the next trip to Rolls and Rem's It sounds magical! Hehe Blue really suits you too!

  3. Glorious! Blue looks great on you!

  4. Blue does look amazing on you :) and I love the skirt; perfect length, perfect color, and perfect twirliness!

  5. Gorgeous and saved to go on my Retro Wednesday posts in the future


  6. English Girl at Home12 May 2014 at 22:50

    I love this skirt, and it looks fab with that blouse & scarf.

  7. It might be simple, but it's pretty and looks amazing!

  8. Susanna Mollah13 May 2014 at 08:47

    You look so beautiful in these pictures, such a porcelain doll! Love the pic where the skirt flares out, lovely shade of blue :)

  9. I love the colour of the skirt and the pictures are so much fun. Glad you decided to share this with us.

  10. ozzyblackbeard13 May 2014 at 16:54

    Your skirt is gorgeous! I love the colour and the pick button. One of these fine days I'm going to get around to making a circle skirt. I'm another who thinks your photos are great, and I love your hair! Lynne

  11. Charity Shop Chic14 May 2014 at 10:18

    Ha, love your pictures! :)
    You are absolutely on fire at the moment! I think I could take a lesson from you in terms of productivity...

  12. It was all pre-holiday! I was getting pretty fast though!

  13. Thanks! And congrats on your Sewdollyclackett win :) The circle skirt is so easy, as long as the hem doesn't drop all crazy. Then it's my nightmare!

  14. Thanks! I'm really feeling the blue now!

  15. Thank you so much! Porcelain Doll is my friends nickname for me since I was about 16 haha

  16. Thanks! I'm loving that racer back jersey dress you made - killer curves!

  17. Thanks! I'll have to check them out!

  18. Thanks! I couldn't control the length, but it turned out as one of my favourites!

  19. Thanks! Lovely to see you Monday (and of course in a couple days time!) x

  20. It really is! I really like their fabric, I always find things I want! I think the service has always been its downfall I've heard. I've never found it too bad though!

  21. Gorgeous colour on you love, you look fab. You really can rock the circle skirt!


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