The “What Have I Gotten Myself Into” Skirt

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Name & Location: Kat Lane – Gold Coast, Australia.

Blog: Petticoats & Peplums

How long have you been sewing: I learnt to sew when I was in primary school but I have only be sewing consistently for just over 3 years.

Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge: In 2011 I didn’t sew as much as I wanted to but when I did sew it was because it was for a certain occasion.  I realised that having a sewing deadline helps to motivate me a lot.  In 2012 I really wanted to get my sewing mojo back and I thought Sew Weekly would be the perfect opportunity.

What do you love most about sewing garments: I love being able to see something I like that I might not be able to afford or is vintage and not in my size and use that as inspiration to create a one off outfit. Also, the satisfaction of someone complimenting you on an outfit you made yourself is a great motivator.

What do you hate most about sewing garments: Cutting patterns and fabric is my least enjoyed step of the sewing process.  What I tend to do is put on a good tv show or movie and plonk myself down with a bunch of patterns and fabric and spend a few hours cutting away.  That way I can do a bunch of sewing before I have to think of cutting anything out again.

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What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge: I would like to push myself a bit more with my sewing and try some techniques that I might have been to scared to try last year.  I also want to start wearing more handmade to reduce the amount of new clothes I am buying.

Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: My biggest goal this year is to make our house feel more like a home.  We have been in our house for 2 years and it still doesn’t feel like “our” house.  We are moving in 2 weeks to a new place and I want to really put the effort in to making it feel more “us”.

What are your favorite sewing/fashion blogs: There are so many I can’t even list them all.  One of my favourite Aussie blogs has got to be Veronica Darling. And of course you can’t go past Elegant Musings for some vintage inspiration.



Kat Lane is a twenty something Gold Coast girl who just married the love of her life! She likes to sew, bake, knit and crochet. She loves anything vintage or retro inspired. Kat Lane loves to have a project on the go and can't stand sitting still unless it is to curl up with a good book.


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  1. I absolutely adore this skirt, Kat! It reminds me of a Kate Spade RTW skirt I was drooling over a few seasons ago, but even cuter. Love it. :D

  2. What a cute look!

    And I believe we’re kind of neighbors. I’m in Brisbane.

  3. YAY! Such a great year ahead for you Kat, I can’t wait to see what you make! xoxo

  4. It’s totally Kate Spade! I’m looking forward to all of the creations :)

  5. Yay Kat another Australian, first off congrats on your marriage yay! I look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations.

  6. Thanks Reana! I can’t wait to see what you create either. Actually I just can’t wait to get started!!!