Hot! The “Belated Valentines” Skirt

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The Facts

⁃ Fabric: Red spot brushed cotton – gift for Christmas.
⁃ Pattern: self drafted.
⁃ Year: n/a
⁃ Notions: 1 zipper from stash, 1 button from stash, trim $3.90
⁃ Time to complete: 2.5 hours
⁃ First worn: Saturday, 18th February
⁃ Wear again? Yes! Once I get around to adjusting the fit.
⁃ Total price: $3.90

This week has been hideous for me.  There has been a bit of a stomach bug going around our family and I happened to get hit with it at the start of the week.  I was hoping to feel better on Tuesday so I persevered with my dress hoping I would be well enough on Valentine’s Day to wear it out but unfortunately I was in bed sick.

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I did continue with making the skirt though which turns out to have not been the wisest idea.  It seems that when I am sick all sense of logic goes out the window and I ended up with a skirt that is slightly too small for me.  For some reason I decided it would be cute to have the waistband overlap at the end and do up with a button.  But when I made this decision I forgot that I had already cut out my waistband and not allowed for this additional length.  Hence, the skirt now being too small.

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I do still like the skirt though.  It is so simple to make but I think the trim adds a really nice detail to make it look a bit more polished.  I think when I eventually get around to adjusting it to fit me I will get a lot of wear out of it.  But knowing my history with mending and altering I don’t think that will get done for a while.



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. pretty and charming! Lace really adds that special touch. Get Well Soon!

  2. That print is so cute! I love your trip additions, great job!