Hot! The ‘Stars and Stripes’ Skirt

Fabric – A pale blue cotton drill and blue and white striped cotton

Pattern – The Kasia skirt from Burdastyle

Year – 2009

Notions – Zip and 6 Star buttons – I love the buttons!

Time to Complete – Probably about 8 hours, I am pretty slow sometimes…

First Worn – Today! January 2012

Wear again? Probably when the weather warms up a bit and when I’ve lost a bit of weight, it’s a bit too tight on me at the moment.

Total Price – Well I’m really happy with the skirt in that everything came from my stash bar the buttons. That’s my big resolution for this year, to try and use up what I already have. The pattern was free, the buttons were £3/$4.60, the fabrics were left over from previous projects and the zip was something I’d had for ages too, so maybe £10 all in all.

Usually when I am making dresses or skirts I omit the pockets because they can emphasize my tummy or because I’m feeling lazy! However, I decided to go along with instructions and make the pockets this time. This skirt has a centre front zip that is behind the buttoned up overlap and has pockets either side. To be honest the pockets are largely redundant, too impractical for anything really and if I were to make it again I’d consider incorporating the overlap into the waistband and position the zip at centre back, which would be much quicker to put on.


Handmade By Freya

Freya caught the sewing bug a couple of years ago and is now pattern and fabric obsessed! She desperately needs to commit to making things weekly as her fabric stash is out of control.


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  1. Lovely details with the buttons and contrast fabric.

  2. Those buttons are amazing! Love the contrasting fabric choice, too!

  3. Those buttons are fabulous – and I love your use of contrast fabric! Well done!

  4. Wow the buttons are amazing! Great skirt!

  5. I really love that design! The buttons placement looks fabulous. Well done :D

  6. I really like the buttons and the pocket detail. Both make it very unique. Great work!

  7. it’s a nice little pattern and I like the contrast stripes with your starry buttons.

  8. You did a nice job! I really like it.

  9. That button front is very cute.