The “Nearly Identical” Skirt
⁃ Fabric – black and white check cotton from the stash.
⁃ Year: 2012
⁃ Notions: 8 yellow flower buttons – $8.
⁃ Time to complete: 2 hours
⁃ First worn: Yesterday for photos
⁃ Wear again? Definitely!
⁃ Total price: $8
Yay! I managed to get back for another challenge before the end of the year. When I saw that the challenge was black and white I knew I had a few fabrics in the stash that I could use for this. I finally settled on the black and white check and decided to make myself a simple skirt to wear. I have hardly any clothes I fit into at the moment (still trying to lose the baby weight) so a new skirt is much needed.
When I was trying to decide what skirt to make I kept thinking about Tilly & The Buttons picnic blanket skirt. I just couldn’t get it out of my head so I decided to use her tutorial to make my skirt. The minute I started I realised why I kept thinking about it. Tilly used pretty much the exact same fabric for her picnic blanket skirt. So I have made a pretty much identical version of the skirt. Hers is probably a bit better executed then mine is!
When I went to buy buttons (the only thing I bought for this project) I just couldn’t go past these yellow flower buttons. They were just so cheery and happy looking and I thought they would pop really well against the black and white. I am so happy with how this skirt turned out and I think it will get a lot of wear. And I don’t think it should be too hard to take in once I lose a bit of weight so I can continue to wear it.