Sewn: A Nautical Skirt


I recently showed you the very first skirt I made. I loved it so much that I made another one in this playful nautical print. I love the whimsical quality the pink sailboats add to the skirt. I'm pretty sure the fabric was designed with kids in mind, but I love it anyways. Sometimes you've gotta let your inner child out to play.  ;)

This skirt design is based on the One Hour Skirt project from the book Sewing in a Straight Line by Brett Bara. (If you don't own the book, there is a free online video tutorial available at Kollabora.)









Project Details:
Pattern - One Hour Skirt from Sewing in a Straight Line by Brett Bara (Video tutorial available at Kollabora)
Fabric - Sarah Jane, Out to Sea in Breeze
Time - Several hours for me, but an experienced seamstress should be able to whip it up in an hour.
Skills - Cutting fabric according to your measurements, french seams, inserting elastic waistband
Difficulty - Easy, even for a beginner (make one or two or three!!)

This is my second simple elastic waistband skirt, so I'm thinking I need to step it up for my next one and try a fitted waist and maybe even a zipper (eeps!). This pleated skirt at Randomly Happy is super cute and Elena breaks down the how-to in a series of posts covering everything from designing your skirt pattern, assembling the skirtcreating pleats, and sewing a zipper. I can't wait to give it a try. It looks like a fun challenge.

Alright gals, anchors away! ;)

Have you been adding any nautical items to your wardrobe this summer?

P.S. Like my headscarf? It was an awesome thrift store find.



49 comments:

  1. That's it - this is on my summer goals list for sure! I love the print you chose, it's so feminine!

    Margeaux
    margeauxknight.blogspot.com

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  2. Ahhhhhh you are adorable. I'm usually not a fan of the nautical style because it can make people look like sailors when done wrong, but your execution is perfect. Probably one of my favorite outfits you've put together! You've turned me around!

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  3. I LOVE your headscarf like that!
    + the skirt is so cute

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  4. love the skirt! and the print is great!

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  5. Eep!! You look so adorable! I'm loving the print for that skirt :)
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  6. you are so cute! I love the sandals

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  7. This is adorable–I love the shape you made the skirt. You could do it in a zillion different fabrics and never get sick of it!

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  8. That skirt has the most adorable summer pattern. It looks beautiful on you:) Kisses

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  9. Looks lovely! Did you have better luck with the elastic waistband this time? ~Stephanie

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    1. I did! It helps when you know what you are doing. ;)

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  10. Wow! I love the fabric you used, it looks amazing. ♥ I need to have a go on the sewing machine.

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  11. Love that fabric!! I definitely agree that we should let our inner child out to play! Life's too short! Thanks for sharing the links, I'm going to pin this for when I'm brave enough to try it!
    Kate :}

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  12. It's so cute!! Love nautical and that touch of pink makes is fun.

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  13. Well done!
    I'm rubbish at using my sewing machine, I'd love to be able to create clothes that I could wear. I love the boat print you've used and how you've styled it with with and brown leather, very classy
    http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Beautiful skirt! That boat print is SO cute, and the elastic waist sounds comfy and perfect for eating out. :D Love the headscarf too!

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  15. This is an adorable outfit, nevermind sewing the skirt yourself!! LOVE.

    Sophie | onetenzeroseven

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  16. beautiful! I first saw the skirt without reading that you'd made it - i wanted to know where you got it from! looks so well done. great print. x

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  17. I love the skirt you made Ms. Erica! You're so cute and lovely in this outfit! I'm so jealous because you can sew clothes and everything! I'm so lame. Hihi. :D

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  18. I love it! And I like the way you've styled this outfit. Two thumbs up!

    -Anne's Scribbles and Doodles

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  19. This is perfect! I love the boats, such a nostalgic little girl vibe... but if you throw a jacket over can be total office wear too.

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  20. This skirt is so cute! I always wonder if there will ever be a summer when the sailor style will be out of fashion :D

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  21. Erica! This skirt is too awesome. Am seriously scouring the net to find this fabric. Great project.

    And so very amazing of you to link to me. Really feeling quite chuffed. Yay lovely blogging world!

    x Elena

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  22. ah you're really going strong with your sewing projects! :D Love it!

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  23. I absolutely adore your skirt! The fabric is so fun and the colors are great! Your construction is perfect. Love it!

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  24. Oh wow, Erica, I love this skirt!!! I love all things nautical and this is just adorable! I also really like your headband. Keep up the awesome work with your sewing! xoxo

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  25. I cannot believe you made this! It's just so professional! You are so talented and look gorgeous! XXX

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  26. Ah so cute! I love the fabric - really lovely :)

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  27. Adorable fabric! Well done, you are clearly on a sewing mission now :-)

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  28. way to go! I love that fabric, a top would be nice too!

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  29. such a cute skirt! i love the fabric you chose, who cares if it's for little kids, sometimes they have the cutest clothes that i wish they made in adult sizes! i can't believe you made that skirt, it makes me wish i had a sewing machine so i could try it too.

    little henry lee

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  30. Fantastic print! Awesome work as always :)

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  31. Congrats on completing your second skirt! You couldn't have picked a cuter, summery print either. A fresh and fun summer outfit all around.

    - Caitlin
    http://woreoutblog.com/

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  32. This print is too cute! Great looking skirt!

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  33. Cute skirt! I love making skirts, they are such a quick and satisfying project :)

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  34. Erica, you look beautiful! Great work.

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  35. This is so cute - I love the fabric and your headband is adorable!

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  36. the skirt is cute, the headband is cute, the belt as well, you look cute :) you're very talented

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  37. this is so freaking cute! did you make the headband, too??

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    1. Thanks girl! The headband is actually a vintage scarf that I thrifted and tied around my head. :)

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  38. I love your skirt. Your entire outfit is adorable! That's so awesome that you are able to sew your own clothing.

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  39. You made this? It's so adoragble! I was going to ask you where you got it....I'm not naturally crafty at all, and I don't have a lot of time and patience. But this is really inspiring. -Jessica L

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  40. The skirt is really cute and I love anything nautical. If you would like to learn how to sew a skirt with darts, a zipper etc I invite you to join in my Sew A Skirt beginners tutorial series which is just starting now over at So-Sew-Easy.com

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