Hot! The “Earned My Stripes” Skirt

Name & Location: Beata, Melbourne

Blog: Tatulinka’s Tales (rarely updated recently, whoops!)

How long have you been sewing: Just about a year, on and off

Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge: I have been following along for ages now, and really wanted to get more involved! My most productive time last year, sewing-wise, was when I was participating in the challenges

What do you love most about sewing garments: Picking the fabric and notions to go with a pattern, tracing the pattern pieces, and wearing the result!

What do you hate most about sewing garments: Finishing the seams, and ironing!

What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge: I’d like to be pushed outside my sewing comfort zone – I have yet to sew anything with sleeves, a lining, or a crotch!

Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: Keep my house more organised

What are your favorite sewing/fashion blogs: The Sew Weekly, Sew Retro, Casey’s Elegant Musings, Gertie’s Blog for Better Sewing… and a whole bunch more!

The “Earned My Stripes” Skirt!

The Facts

Fabric: Striped cotton poplin from Spotlight, $3.50/metre
Pattern: “Tucked full skirt” from the S/S 1988 edition of the Australian Women’s Weekly “Handmade”
Year: 1988
Notions: Zipper from op-shop, $0.25
Time to complete: Don’t remember! Less than a week
First worn: July, 2011
Wear again? Hope so!

Total price: ~$7


Beata L

Beata Laurenson is a recently married university student from Melbourne, Australia. She hopes taking part in the Sew Weekly challenges each week will inspire her to improve her sewing skills and update her wardrobe.


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  1. Happy Sewing in 2012 Beata, you know as a fellow Melbournian, I’ll love all your creations, I’m so loyal! Hope you have heaps of fun this year!

  2. I’ll be supporting you too Beata, yay! looking forward to seeing your future creations.

  3. Your skirt is lovely.

  4. I love the stripes, what a beautiful skirt.

  5. Ruthanne Edward

    Ooo, love that skirt pattern. I was all hopeful it would be something easy to get ahold of but your source is unlikely to cross my path anytime soon. Great job.

  6. The high waist on this skirt is so fantastic! Great work!

  7. The high waist is lovely and flattering and the stripes are cool.

  8. Fantastic! I never knew you were a sewer. I will be sure to save you some fabric!