Friday, April 13, 2012

The Princess Street Skirt


My love for the city of Edinburgh is so deep that it earned me a spotloght at the Sew Weekly! If you didn't know already, the inspiration for this week is cities and if you want to know more about my choice you can read it here.


I went with a super simple tulip skirt, made in a vintage wool tartan I had in my stash. This fabric was just waiting for the right project to be used. I guess I was a bit intimidated by the bright colours, but I really like how it looks, and I think I'll wear it a lot next fall (or even now, since it snowed yesterday!).

In other news:


"I, Anna of paunnet, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear a self-made accessory or item of clothing for at least three days a week for the duration of May 2012."

I learnt through OWOP that I don't like to take photos of myself every day. There are also days when I just don't feel like wearing something handmade, or it's not the best solution (for example, when I spend the whole day at home or when I work as a waitress) and I don't want to cheat.
I figured three days a week is a good compromise for my first time taking part in this type of challenge. I'll make one weekly post with the three (or more) outfits, because I want to avoid the post overload that always occurs during these challenges.
I'm so excited! I've always wanted to participate to a Me-Made or Self-Stitched month, but never had enough garments for it. It's so nice to be an active part of the sewing blogosphere! :)

13 comments:

  1. Lovely skirt! And glad to hear you're taking part in MMM'12...it will be my first time too and I also opted for 3 days as it'll be more achievable I think!

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    1. I actually got the idea from you, after I saw your post. Good luck!

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  2. That's such a gorgeous skirt - you look absolutely beautiful in it. x

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  3. lovely.. i always loved tartan, and this one is beautiful with all the bright colors.. and your skirt looks great, i kind of dreaded from this pattern, i already have huge stomach, gathers can only make it worse hehe.. but, on you it's the right pattern :) great job, lady

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    1. Thanks, dear!
      This pattern really gives the illusion of a big belly, and it tends to highlight it if you already have one. I am shaped in a way that my hips and butt are VERY full, but at least I have a flat stomach (unless I've just eaten like a pig, then I should avoid this skirt as well).

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  4. This skirt is adorable! I love it! I visited Edinburgh for the first time last summer, and I loved it-- it's such a charming city!

    I think I'm going to copy you and Marie and do a three-day MMM challenge. I don't have nearly enough self-stitched items to wear every day (and frankly, I think I'll struggle to put together outfits three days a week!). But I'm going to try. :)

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  5. Very pretty! I love the bright plaid.

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  6. Such a great look - the skirt is so cute!

    http://girlonbroughtonstreet.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. The skirt is super cute. The colors are great - it's very fall like, yes, but not too dark :)

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  8. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    thanks:-)
    VERONICA
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