my flirting the issue skirt

You read Anna Maria Horner’s blog right?  Well, besides being seriously cool, she shared a great skirt tutorial a couple months back.  So I picked up some of her innocent crush voile the other day and got to work. 

I love how this skirt turned out, so soft and pretty and the colors are just amazing. 
I lined it with some super cheap (but soft) batiste because I didn’t feel like shelling out the extra bucks to line it with more voile. 
The only thing I changed was to insert 3 loops of elastic instead of the 4 as called for.  I got to wear it to church because it was unseasonably warm here, how fun!  I definitely want to make more. 
And in case you’re wondering, yes, I did color my hair.  I used one of those wash out type hair colors, it’s kind of red which is not really what I was going for, but I don’t really mind it, especially since I’m not the type to stare in the mirror all day.  Oh and I think I need to get a shirt and sandals to go with this skirt, the t-shirt and flip flops can only take ya so far…

28 thoughts on “my flirting the issue skirt

  1. Cute, Anna! I have this tutorial marked too – I think it might work for a maternity skirt…..maybe. Love the fabric – so pretty!!


  2. Tiffany says:

    Super cute skirt! I originally got a sewing machine last june to make skirts and have only made quilts, pillows, bags, etc. to date… this summer I hope to branch out into the “super cute and easy a-line knee length skirt” world 🙂

  3. Karenkay says:

    Thanks so much for showing us your skirt. I have this tutorial but was holding off on making it…now I think I will make one this week!

  4. cute! happy new week, Anna!

  5. How pretty! And I LOVE that you aren’t one to stare in the mirror all day:). Great way to be!

  6. Jan says:

    The skirt looks great. I like it with the T-shirt.

  7. Emily says:

    It looks so fun and springy! Love the pictures of you. 🙂 I’ve got this bookmarked too. I love that you used batiste as a lining.

  8. Mumbling Mum says:

    Aha! Just finished 2 dresses and itching for another project…this may just be the one!

    Love the fabric you used. Gorgeous!

    Kerry x

  9. Jeannie says:

    Love your skirt! very fem and comfortable looking. The color of your hair is really good for your skin tone and I like the length too. All total you look stunning!

  10. Krista says:

    It’s so pretty! What a perfect use for that particular voile. Your hair looks fantastic too.

    Oh, I guess I can google this, but what is batiste?

  11. lealu says:

    Wow! The skirt’s great! Fantastic colors! Really love it.

  12. Natalie says:

    This is gorgeous! I saw when AMH posted this pattern, and I was a little intimidated by it (I usually stick to sewing non-clothing items), but I love yours so much I am tempted to take the plunge and make my own! I love your fabric choice and the length, too. Well done!

  13. so pretty. Versatile skirt, I love the new color too.

  14. Kerstin says:

    Great skirt that looks great on you!

  15. Karen Sue says:

    great skirt! i went dress shopping and came home empty. This may just be the ticket!!
    What length did you make??
    I did ‘light honey brown’ hair and ended up with more red than I bargained for, but I’m getting used to it. More permanent, so I got a color to cover it up with, but I’m kind of liking it now!! Yours is really cute! I think a practice skirt may happen next week!!

  16. That is a great way to wear that fabric. I haven’t been a fan of that print as of yet. You’re changing my mind!

  17. Greta says:

    I made one of her voile scarves and I adore it. Wish I could afford ALL OF HER FABRIC! I would buy fat quarters just to stack them and look at them all day long:)

  18. Moriah says:

    I am new to your blog and just wanted to say I am really enjoying it. Love the skirt too!!

  19. QuiltyGirl says:

    What a great idea to line it with batiste! I think I will do the same, when I actually get a chance to make this. I already have voile set aside for it. 🙂

  20. mandi says:

    Oh! It looks great! I had seen the tute on her blog, but wondered if it felt frumpy. It looks great on you and not frumpy at all! I think I’ll give it a whirl.

  21. crafterhours says:

    Very nice! I love this style. I wear my amh voile skirt all the time. There’s nothing like that fabric! And thanks for clearing up that hair thing – the whole time I was reading this post, I was wondering. I think it looks great though. You have the right complexion to pull off dark or light hair.

  22. Evelyn says:

    Very pretty skirt and you look lovely in it. I think I´ll try to make one too. thanks for the inspiration.

  23. Kikaatje says:

    Very nice ! I like the fabric A LOT !!

  24. Larissa says:

    I had my finger hovering over the button to purchase that voile last week and I shamed myself out of it. now I wish I hadn’t. Cute skirt!

  25. Dahlia says:

    You’re so beautiful! Love the skirt. I’ve been on a skirt sewing kick for the girls…I’ll have to check out the blog you mentioned.

  26. Kate says:

    The skirt turned out super cute!

  27. Cute skirt! I love that fabric. It looks great on you.

  28. Anna says:

    just popping in to answer a few questions.
    bastiste is a really thin fabric that’s made with cotton and some synthetic material as well, it’s super cheap $2.99 yard, so it makes a nice lining.

    my skirt length was 23″ before hemming – I’m 5’8″ just for reference.

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