Nothing ground-breaking to see here, save a self-drafted mini skirt in gold quilted fabric!
I’ve been wearing my black quilted skirt to death, lately so I thought I’d better make another in case my work colleagues think I’m a dirty stop-out!
In fact I’ve been wearing this one on a regular basis now so it may be time for a third!
I made it a while back and completely forgot to blog it. Or rather missed every small good-weather-window to photograph it. So an indoor remote shoot it was. And I’m so going to get into trouble for ‘trespassing’ in LMO’s bedroom! Those pink walls are a complete giveaway!
I used the same process as last time, namely a shortened version of a self-drafted pencil skirt pattern; added a facing of black cotton twill, this time and an invisible zip.
The hem is hand stitched this time. Mainly because the backing is a woven black affair and easy to pick up on a couple of threads for the sake of invisibility.
It seems I’m in good company with my choice of gold quilting. Have you seen Karen’s (Didyoumakethat) metallic tunic dress? I just love how something simple can literally shine with a crazy fabric!
I also find it amazing that as the months get colder, my hemlines get shorter! Anyone else find the same?
14 Replies to “A gold quilted mini-skirt”
This is lovely, think I might put quilted fabric on my list of new things for next year. Feeling inspired!
Thank you Natasha. I’m feeling the need for more too!
Looks great and the fabric… amazing. I searched for a gold quilted fabric all weekend to make a quilted jacket, where did you get it from?
Thank you. I got it in A-One Fabrics in Goldhawk Road. They have different kinds.
Awesome! A while ago Minerva had some quilted silver fabric and I’m still kicking myself for not buying any.
Will keep eyes peeled and let you know if I come by silver quilted. That would be right up your street!. Hope alls good Catherine x
Looks fab, perfect for the Xmas season. I am thinking about a sequin skirt!
Thank you. There’s lots of lovely sequin fabrics out there right now. Tempted, myself!
Love it, great for a bit of Autumn partying I tend to go for shorter hemlines as it gets colder too….perfect with warn tights & boots.
Janene this is gorgeous! So simple but so striking. Quite tempted by something similar myself for the Christmas party season! x
Love your skirt and your blog. Just found it and am really enjoying reading all of your posts.
Love the cape you made as well and have been trying to find a copy of it to make one for myself but alas no luck!
Your Rosa dress has given me the oomph to go ahead and make one as well. I am also in the club of a waistline that is disappearing at age 45 and wondered if it would work on me. I shall definitely be trying it now.
Now I need to make myself a nice miniskirt!
Very beautiful skirt! Perfect for the holiday season! I’ve actually never thought of quilted skirts… but now it might have to go into my future projects list!