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.

* subscribe to my blog: enter your email to subscribe to receive blog updates by email, (find this at the top of the side bar on the right) and leave a comment below to say that you subscribed! If you are already a subscriber, simply comment that you are already a subscriber!

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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As an extra bonus for this month, Simply By Ti is offering 10% off to all the Date Night February readers! Use coupon code DATENIGHT

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!

Wednesday, February 1st: Sewing By Ti
February 2nd: Crafty Like a Rox
February 3rd: Sewing By Ti

Sunday, February 5th: Embrace Everyday
February 6th: Tenille’s Thread
February 7th: Robynne and the Bobbin
February 9th: Sewingly, Michelle
February 10th: Sewing By Ti

Sunday, February 12th: Embrace Every Day
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

Sunday, February 26th: The Fairy Dust Bin
February 27th: Sewing By Ti
February 28th: Sew Haute

Thanks for reading!

62 thoughts on “Date Night February – Jade Skirt plus a Giveaway! (giveaway closed)”

  1. Your skirt is really cute and the whole outfit is incredible!
    I have been eyeing the Jade skirt for a while. I really like the Jasper pattern, too!
    Happy to be one of your subscribers now πŸ™‚ I really like your work!

  2. I like the Paprika tutorial for invisible zips as I am hoping to do my first one soon. I am subscribing below.

  3. I love your version of the jade skirt, but love it in the cord & check versions too from the fb page…I think it might be a great design for camouflaging lumps & bumps!

  4. I love this skirt! I appreciate all Lisa’s tutorials. Some are generic enough to be used for other designers projects and others support you making specific Paprika patterns.

  5. It was the Jade skirt that mad me join Paprika. I love the blue one by Heidi and need to make that exact skirt for myself. I’ve now subscribed to you too!

  6. I subscribed to your blog and visited the PP page. I love the Jade Skirt and can see it worn many ways. I also think it could be worn casually with the Zircon Sweater (a pattern I have been thinking about for some time now). Thank you for the opportunity! πŸ™‚

  7. I own the Paprika Jasper and it is such a great detailed pattern. Did you know the Jade Skirt also has a blog page tutorial just for folding those pleats? What a fun pattern.

  8. Wow, two new resources, how fun! I’m looking forward to exploring your blog and signed up for the e-mail notices. I will also have fun at Paprika Patterns. At first glance, I love the hood and neck detail of the Jasper sweater. I hopped over to ‘like’ their FB page and the video of how jeans are made was fascinating. (I think my daughter would love a Jade Skirt!)

  9. I love, love, love the Jade skirt. Also some interesting ideas on organizing your stash in the blog.

  10. Subscribed and I love the Jasper Sweater / Dress and this skirt, more to add to my ‘list’ lols

  11. Jade skirt looks beautiful and something I would like to sew next. I also subscribed for your blog.

  12. Combed the Facebook page but I just love The Jade skirt. It is the first Paprika pattern I ever took notice of and still a standout!

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