Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Kelly Skirt in Corduroy

Now here is a post that is long overdue. I made this Kelly Skirt already back in September, even before I made my Colette Parfait from the same red corduroy. When laying out my Parfait I realised that there was enough fabric left to cut a skirt. So I started to rearrange the patten pieces until both, the Kelly and Parfait, just about fit.

I couldn't cut the Kelly Skirt Back panel on the fold, but managed to cut it with a 5/8'' seam allowance to sew it with a center back seam. There were some black marks on the corduroy and I couldn't cut around them, but I managed to hide them on the inside of the waistband. 

I was keen on making another Kelly Skirt because sadly my first version is too tight and I don't feel comfy in it. My first version turned out to be too tight because I managed to shrink the waistband with my iron. So This time I made sure that no shrinkage happened.

I lined the pockets with some leftover Liberty cotton lawn (I still have more left!). They peek out a little bit, but I don't mind at all.

And here you can see that I'm still having problems to properly fuse interfacing to fabric. Ok I was also a bit worried to damage the corduroy.

The buttons are from Kiev and have lived for the last 4-5 years in my stash. They were destined to be added to a coat. However they were the only bottons that looked great with the red corduroy. As the corduroy is from Kiev as well, I just couldn't resist to put them together :)


The skirt is fully lined with an acetate lining. It is the same I used for the Parfait. Thanks to the lining the skirt is great to wear with tights and leggings. I always feel a bit christmasy when I put it on, haha.

I actually haven't worn it that often. I'm always worried that both, dress and skirt, look to similar and people will recognise they are made from the same fabric. Silly, I know. Do you have similar thoughts when wearing garments made from the same fabric?


  1. Hi, I have exactly the same experience in that I buy the amount of fabric a pattern states is needed and then have enough for another garment - hence my ever increasing number of Sorbettos! The lining looks lovely - a really fun touch.

  2. looks great with the miette! Nice festive looking outfit together.

  3. Beautiful skirt! I actually love corduroy but haven't sewn with it yet. As for having two garments with the same fabric, don't bother, enjoy your makes and wear them as often you wish, at least that's what I do.

  4. I love a good corduroy :D This skirt is so cute and that lining looks awesome! :)

  5. I'm a sucker for a red skirt and this is beautiful! Don't worry about others noticing the same fabric - your makes deserve to be worn!


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