Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Last of my summer sewing : Yellow Chardon skirt


Size: size 40 at the waist, graded up to a 44 at the hips to have the most flare possible.

Alterations: hemmed to my preferred length.

Fabric: a mustard linen-look cotton, purchased locally


There are a few projects I made and wore extensively this summer that somehow didn't make it to the blog. I've been lazy and I've been on holiday, so even though I took photos, I didn't blog them.
I usually prefer to leave some time between posts of completed projects, but because it's almost October and I still want to show them off, I decided to cram them all up in a week. I hope you won't mind and that you'll still appreciate them even if Autumn has arrived where you live. We're actually having an Indian summer here, so I could still wear these for a few days.

This is the first of the aforementioned garments: the Chardon skirt by Deer and Doe. Rachel started a conversation on Instagram a few days ago on the perfect skirt for beginners, and this is it for me. It's universally flattering, very easy and fast to sew, and it's very easy to fit (thanks to the ribbon or belt loops options). For someone a little more experienced, it's instant gratification.
What is the perfect beginner skirt pattern, in your opinion?

I've worn it a lot this summer, especially with sleeveless button-ups, another obsession of mine, and I find the effect very effortless chic.
What else can I say? This skirt is going to be retired soon until next spring, but the more I look at these photos, the more I want to make a version in wool for winter... We'll see.

See you in a couple of days with another skirt!

32 comments:

  1. It's the perfect outfit !
    Chardon avec un chemisier sans manches, c'est juste très féminin mais casual en même temps
    Bravo !

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  2. This yellow is not a color I would ever have been drawn towards in the fabric store before but it just looks fantastic on you! I will keep my eye out for this color now!


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  3. Lovely skirt! I love the Hollyburn, super pretty and flattering. Plus you only need to fit the waist. I tried to make the Ginger as my first skirt and it didn't go too well. Almost put me off sewing!

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  4. I had the same experience with Ginger and I honestly cannot believe it is so popular. That wide waistband is not flattering on everyone, and same goes for the very narrow a-line shape. To each their own, I guess!

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  5. Great skirt - I can see why you've worn it so much! Like Naomi, I also love the Hollyburn - it was my first dressmaking project, it all came together so easily and I was really happy with the result.

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  6. Pretty skirt. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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  7. very nice skirt :) Love the color!

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  8. this is beautiful! love the yellow color, and it looks fantastic with that shirt. great outfit!

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  9. Beautiful skirt! I love a simple, solid coloured skirt. Perfect for throwing on with everything no? And you already know I love that top :) x

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  10. It's perfect. Yes, I think this would be perfect to wear with a variety of fabrics and interesting to make. Gotta try this ASAP

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  11. It's a lovely design and it looks great in this mustard cotton.

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  12. really lovely. I'd love to see a wool version with some tights and boots!

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  13. This looks great! I've wanted to make this skirt for a really long time... and all the Deer and Doe patterns, for that matter! Another great beginner skirt is the Sewaholic Cambie. I've made it and for me it's definitely instant gratification, but still really cute and flattering.
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  14. Oops, I meant the Sewaholic Hollyburn. I just saw a post about a Cambie and was thinking about it!

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  15. Beauuuuutiful! Love the colour. x

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  16. Effortlessly chic indeed! I love love love this look. I think mustard is a popular colour choice for this pattern including me I think I've seen about 5 of them floating around the blogosphere. It was such an awesome idea to grade out to get the most flare, I may or not be totally stealing that idea from you for my next make. ;)

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  17. What a lovely colour and the length and flare is perfect!

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  18. I really love the colour and the pattern on you. You should totally make one in wool for Winter.

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  19. Very nice, you look super stylish! And winter wool skirts are the best!

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  20. PootleandMake.wordpress.comSeptember 26, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Gorgeous colour. Thanks for the tip about adding extra flare to the skirt. The finished result is really flattering.

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  21. Beautiful color! Couldn't this one make the transition to cooler weather with some tights? Seems a shame to stash it away until spring!! And I'm still perfectly happy to see your summery makes - as it's still resolutely summer here!

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  22. it looks like THIS is the perfect skirt pattern. i love that color!

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  23. Fantastic! The belt loops make me real happy.

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  24. Isn't this pattern the bomb? I made one this summer as well and whenever I wear it I feel like a million bucks. Your idea of a wool version for winter had gotten me thinking...

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  25. Really pretty, Anna - that yellow really pops! I've been thinking about this color and this pattern so how perfect that you pair them together here. A winter version sounds wonderful.

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  26. Ooh I just love that colour. It's glorious :)

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  27. Love your Chardon! This pattern is my favorite skirt pattern. I've made 2 so far and I have so many ideas for more. I have been look everywhere for the right mustard fabric. Yours is perfect! I haven't posted my second Chardon, but the first one is up on my blog at sewcharleston.wordpress.com

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  28. This is so cute! I love it! I hadn't really thought of making it this fall, but your idea of a wool version sounds amazing!

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  29. Beautiful skirt and colour! I've got this pattern too, now I'm going to start thinking about a wool winter version too!

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  30. This is just beautiful in the yellow! As I haven't made it I wouldn't have thought of it for a beginner as it has such lovely interesting design details I would have thought it would be a more complicated make. Good to know it's not!

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  31. Perfection! The colour, the styling; everything works!

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