Do I look like a cushion in this?

Delphine skirt

When I first saw the cover of Love at First Stitch, I fell in love with the Delphine skirt’s lovely shape and cute styling. When I got hold of the actual copy, (last one at waterstones at the Plaza) I went straight to tracing the pattern and cutting the fabric. The train journey seemed particularly long on the day, but I spent it by reading the book, which is actually a very enjoyable read, even if you don’t sew at the same time, haha! Tilly mentions that the Delphine skirt can be made even out of an old curtain, and offers ideas on how to customise your clothes. I didn’t need much more to decide on the fabric, which is actually an old curtain, that I bought for five pounds from a charity shop. There was so much fabric that I managed to make the O cushion and the tote bag, the latter was part of the free Bag Making class from Craftsy.

Delphine skirt

I cut a size 1 for the waist band and a size two for the rest of the skirt, and it fit perfectly. The instructions are so clear, they made this a very enjoyable make that I would like to repeat over and over. Unfortunately this is the only old curtain I have.

Delphine Skirt Love at First Stitch

I didn’t have an invisible or a yellowish zipper, so I used a normal one and the colour seems to blend in alright.

Delpshine skirt

Not my best job but then better than others

And then it was the customisation time! I did a scalloped hem, because it was fun and as I was sewing it, well I couldn’t help but think of the Flintstones.

See the resemblance?

See the resemblance?

Delphine Skirt

I also added three golden buttons on the front waistband, from an old top, which ended up in the bin, after having served me really well.

Delphine skirt

I wore it to work and nobody tried to sit on me, hehe, so maybe I don’t look like a cushion in it. I do like both the colours and the fabric.

But are you sure I don't look like a cushion?

 

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About delightfullypeculiar

I'm Vasi, Greek living in the U.K. I wouldn't call this blog my sewing journey but an attempt to make and do the things that make me happy, sewing being one of them.
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10 Responses to Do I look like a cushion in this?

  1. ouidepuis1 says:

    Girl, looks awesome!!!

  2. Got my copy just this morning and lived this wise piece of advice too. Will be seeking out an appropriate curtain (or two) soon. Looks great on you 🙂

  3. Donna says:

    Love your skirt, I’d never have thought of using an old curtain! I’m off to the charity shop today to have a look!! And your zip looks fine. It’s more invisible than my supposedly invisible one.

    • Thank you! Let me know if you find anything nice at the charity shop. To be honest, I try stuff on everything I can get my hands on, and I will most likely it wear it too, this way I can get away with a lot of things, haha! Zippers, not in my good books lol!

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