Bird Skirt

April 14th, 2007

Bird Skirt

Bird Skirt

Bird Skirt

This is the first piece of clothing I’ve made since my home ec class in the ninth grade. With this in mind, it took a great amount of courage and convincing to actually cut this Alexander Henry fabric I picked up from Purl Soho. However, I made a deal with myself (all of this inner monologue cannot be healthy?) that I couldn’t buy fabric without a clear vision and plan in mind for its future, because I recently spent hours and hours spring cleaning the studio (pics soon!). I was feeling a little gloomy on Friday–it was gray and cold–so I picked up this cheery fabric and cut. Thankfully, the project turned out well and was speedy! I based the pattern off of a skirt I already had and have plans to post that for you all soon. It took me about three hours and a yard and quarter of fabric. As far as craft projects go, this is a very rewarding and inexpensive one.

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24 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Abby  |  April 14th, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    The skirt looks great. I love the fabric. I wish it had been there the last time I went to Purl.

  • 2. Amy Artisan  |  April 14th, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    The skirt looks great Dacia – definitely a great return to sewing clothes! :)

  • 3. Beth  |  April 14th, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    Oh, my goodness! Beautiful! I’m so impressed… I have the same fabric in pink and have been thinking and thinking about what to do with it. I LOVE your skirt.

  • 4. Belinda  |  April 14th, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    beautiful job, I have the same fabric in the orange/green colourway. It’s a gorgeous print and your skirt certainly does it justice!!

  • 5. *karen  |  April 14th, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    Sweet! And *tweet* ;o)

  • 6. Stacia  |  April 15th, 2007 at 12:10 am

    This is wonderful! I’m with you on the cutting fear. It turned out gorgeous on you.

  • 7. Ali  |  April 15th, 2007 at 1:49 am

    That looks incredible! Still overcoming my own garment sewing fears.

  • 8. Sarah  |  April 15th, 2007 at 7:29 am

    Love the skirt and impressed with tales of tidying up…..

  • 9. katiek  |  April 15th, 2007 at 8:20 am

    nice skirt! and might I add a great rule for buying fabric!

  • 10. Coleen  |  April 15th, 2007 at 9:13 am

    really lovely!

  • 11. Coleen  |  April 15th, 2007 at 9:14 am

    That’s soooo lovely!

  • 12. mj  |  April 15th, 2007 at 11:00 am

    I love that fabric, and the skirt turned out great! I have a plan for all of the fabric that I buy, but I’ve had to stop buying fabric (at least in clothing quantities) until I can make some of those plans a reality.

  • 13. Jessica  |  April 15th, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    what a lovely skirt! nice work!

  • 14. Chara Michele  |  April 15th, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    Your skirt looks wonderful!

  • 15. Anastasia  |  April 16th, 2007 at 6:24 am

    Its gorgeous – well done!!
    lovely spring print…….

  • 16. beki  |  April 16th, 2007 at 8:39 am

    How cute! I’ve been eyeing that fabric for a while now.

  • 17. Katie  |  April 16th, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    Oh, I absolutely adore it! That fabric is just so perfect for spring.

  • 18. Aja  |  April 16th, 2007 at 6:02 pm

    Brilliant!! I love it and I am so impressed with your skillz. It looks like a very expensive skirt from Anthropologie!

  • 19. kate  |  April 16th, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    I adore that skirt! I’ve been trying to find the perfect skirt fabric, it’s tough, yours is amazing! I told myself the same thing, no more fabric unless it’s for something specific!

  • 20. Anne  |  April 17th, 2007 at 11:06 am

    oooooo! so pretty! it mskes me want to come and raid your closet ;)!

  • 21. Nancy Cook  |  April 21st, 2007 at 8:36 am

    i just love your skirt
    would you be able to tell me how to make it?

  • 22. kelly  |  April 23rd, 2007 at 8:22 am

    fantastic! My skirt sewing book is supposed to be delivered today and I cannot wait to make some fresh things for the warm weather! That fabric is lovely and you did such a snap up job on the skirt, very nice.

    Might I add, you have a very swank haircut!

  • 23. amy k.  |  April 24th, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    wow-this is sooooooooooooo cute!!
    I got this fabric weeks ago and just am staring at it. now I wanna skirt too!

  • 24. Sew,Mama,Sew! Blog »&hellip  |  January 27th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    [...] Nancy used the comprehensive, easy-to-follow and let’s just say fantastic tutorial from Dacia at Dacia Ray to create this beautiful skirt with some of some wonderful Alexander Henry fabric. Enjoy more of Nancy’s creativity on her blog, Sew Nancy, and then be sure to check out Dacia’s inspiring creations too. [...]

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