I have completed yet another Deep Stash item (see previous items: kimono dress, flutter sleeve blouse, business pants and cropped jacket), this is the Jade Skirt by Paprika Patterns. This skirt is a pencil skirt with a twist – a fabric twist!
Look at that! That’s some fancy origami that’s for sure. Such a clever and striking pattern, I can’t believe that it took me so long to make it!
The skirt is a fully lined knit pencil skirt. The skirt is constructed so that all the seams are neatly hidden away, and it features a beautifully shaped waistband that eliminates the need for elastic! This makes it so comfortable to wear. The pattern comes in two different lengths, I made up the longer length, but it also has a mini option, and there is also an exposed zipper option too.
But, by far, the outstanding part of this skirt is the folded front detail. The method for constructing the front is very clearly explained in the instructions, however, I’ll admit that I did feel a bit blind when doing it – but I trusted the pattern and followed it as best I could … and it worked!
I used a patterned knit in shades of black and grey from Lincraft, and lined it with a plain grey viscose knit. I should have used matching thread in my bobbin, but here you can see the inside of the front:
I was pretty pleased with the final effort!
A Giveaway! Yay! (closed)
Paprika Patterns have a great range of pdf patterns, some really handy tutorials, and a very interesting blog – I particularly found the recent post on re-sew-lutions to be very inspiring.
Lisa from Paprika Patterns has kindly sponsored a giveaway for my lucky readers today. One of you will win a copy of the Jade Skirt pattern!
Here is what you need to do to win:
* visit Paprika Patterns, either at their website or on Facebook and have a look around, then come back here and leave a comment below (on this blog post) telling me about something you liked – it could be a pattern, a tutorial, a blog post…anything, I would love to know what you find interesting.
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So there are two ways to win, I will randomly choose a winner on Thursday evening (Australian time)
We don’t really do ‘date night’. If we go out for dinner, its always as a family. However, on the two days each week that my husband and I are working in the same building, we do go out to lunch together, just the two of us. So ‘date night’ for us, is a regular thing, but perhaps not as glamorous as the title suggests. So, this look is probably more accurate for me:
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If you’re like me, you’re going to love all of the inspiration my fellow bloggers have for you. Be sure to check back all February long to see what patterns work for us!
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February 13th: A Phoenix Risen
February 14th: Creative Counselor
February 15th: Creamer and Chaos
February 16th: Everything Your Mama Made and More
February 17th: Sewing By Ti
February 18th: Sew Like a Sloth
Sunday, February 19th: Very Blissful
February 20th: Tenille’s Thread
February 21st: Mamoose Handmade
February 22nd: Rebel and Malice
February 23rd: Margarita on the Ross
February 24th: Sewing By Ti
February 25th: On Wednesday We Sew
Thanks for reading!