A Fall skirt

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The Facts
  • Fabric: According to the tag it is woven Prada twill.
  • Pattern: Colette Patterns Meringue from the Colette Sewing Handbook
  • Year: 2011
  • Notions: invisible zipper, thread
  • First worn: October 22 for pictures
  • Wear again?: Yes! Perfect for Thanksgiving.
  • Total price: A few dollars.
Back in August my husband and dad accompanied me on an adventure to the Los Angeles garment district. They were both very patient with me as I sifted through all the treasures in the Michael Levine Loft. With fabric being sold at $2.50 a pound I felt like I was in fabric heaven.
I snatched up nine yards of this pretty fall fabric. It was enough for this skirt, a future dress, and some to give away ;) Lebron the cat approved of this idea at least!
The Meringue is a pattern that I had made earlier in the year and wanted to revisit. Unfortunately, the fit is a few sizes too big, as I have lost a little weight. My original Meringue fits okay, but this one definitely could be a little more snug. Oh well, it will be the perfect skirt to wear during the holiday season when I am eating a lot of delicious food! :)
The most difficult part of sewing this was making the scallops perfectly rounded and with no puckers along the pivot points. There were a few mistakes, but for the most part I am very proud of how it all came out.
The weather is cooling down, so I may have to wear this skirt with tights. I'm not complaining though, I love fall!

46 comments :

  1. Ohhhh, I love how your Meringue turned out! Still totally in love with the fabric, this just reinforces it :) I'm SUPER excited to cut into mine; just waiting on the pattern to arrive... ;)

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! Did you decide on sewing a dress? I can't wait to see what you make!

      Oh, I got fabric from Mood using your discount code (thanks!), so I will be sewing along in your sew-along! I'm making the Juniper trousers and I'm sure I will be a little behind, but I'm excited.

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  2. I must admit this is one of the first (if not THE first) Meringue skirt I really love. Great job! This fabric is so gorgeous and season-perfect :)

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    1. I completely agree! That fabric is perfect and really makes the skirt!

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  3. Beautiful fabric, your skirt looks fantastic! And if it's a little loose, more room for leggings underneath, right? :)

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  4. I love your fabric! It's so pretty! I went to the Loft in June or July and found 8 yards of prada twill, but it wasn't nearly as pretty as this one. I didn't grab it, but I kind of regret it now.

    I am going back in January for my birthday! I am so excited! Of course, from now until January I am on a strict fabric diet and after January I will probably be on ANOTHER strict fabric diet. *Note to self: buy fabric that would work with most of the Colette patterns*

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    1. You will have to show off all the treasures you find. I'm super jealous, I wish I knew that I was going sometime soon...

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  5. Oooh, what a pretty skirt!!! That fabric is too cute!

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  6. This looks so cute on you! Very fall!

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    1. Thanks, Ginger! I'm ready for fall, but when it's 90+ degrees it definitely doesn't seem like it :(

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  7. This skirt is really beautiful! I love the fabric, I think it works so very well with the pattern! You've given me ideas :)

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    1. Thank you, Helene! Let me know what you end up making.

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  8. The fabric really compliments Lebron's eyes, no wonder he approves! Seriously though, that fabric is so pretty and your skirt looks great.

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  9. As I scrolled down through the post, I was momentarily sure that the print was kittens sitting in piles of leaves! :P But it's plenty cute (and rather more versatile!) as is!

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    1. haha Lebron is terrified of everything, including leaves! :)

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  10. Yay, I love this skirt! Mine is in the muslin process right now. I hope mine comes out as cute as yours (okay there's no way my fabric is as cute! :) )
    Great job!

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    1. Yours will be adorable! Everything you make is adorable!

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  11. Oh, what a pretty, pretty skirt! I just love it! That fabric is sensational, especially being LeBron approved :)

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  12. Super holiday appropriate! Love the print :D

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  13. love your skirt, the fabric is just perfect. Happy sewing.

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  14. A gorgeous fall treat! I love the fabric. It's so pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Mela! Now if only the weather would start feeling more fall like...

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  15. Love it!! Also, your black top is super flattering!
    Great work, lovie!

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    1. Thank you! It's some old shirt from Target that I got years ago, but won't stop wearing. It's too comfy!

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  16. Gorgeous! Great colours, and fabulous job on those scallops! :)

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  17. This is fabulous - this is, hands down, the best Meringue I have seen!

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  18. Oh, this skirt is positively perfect for Autumn! Those colors are divine, and I love the floral print. I would never have thought to make a Meringue out of a floral print, but it's so marvelous here!

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  19. I really love your Meringue! That fabric is so gorgeous and the colors look great on you!

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  20. Really, really cute skirt - and those scallops! Impressive! Job well done :)

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  21. This is a great pattern but the fabric has just made it look super douper expensive! Beautiful job!

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