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.