Button Back Skirt

Last week I finished making a skirt for the autumn, it’s a pattern I’ve used before, back in 2017, Newlook 6876. I made it then in a beautiful teal blue tweed…

…it still fits me nicely so I just made it to the size already cut out. The skirt has a button closure all the way down the centre back, I was a bit nervous of wearing it at first but I never had any wardrobe mishaps with the buttons! Otherwise it’s just a simple straight, lined skirt. This time I used a gorgeous fine wool in a lovely shade of purple, a sort of damson colour. I think I might have bought it in Fabrics for All in Armley during a Sew Up North meet-up, it’s very similar to a charcoal grey fabric I made into a jacket.

It’s straight forward to stitch up. I loved the fabric details down the selvedge so I cut it out so that would be down the centre back. I wanted it lining so I made an identical skirt in a purple lining which I had in my stash. I trimmed off the back facing and then hand-stitched the facing to the lining with a simple prick-stitch using a purple embroidery thread.

I found the buttons in my stash too, we’re heading for a big lock-down here so I didn’t fancy button shopping and I don’t find it easy matching buttons on line, especially with all the possible shades of purple. Anyway I don’t think I would have got a much better match.

I added one of my labels too – I ordered these a few months ago for a finishing touch!

I’ve worn my skirt about three times already, it’s one of those that’s instantly comfortable, I love the colour too. The only downer I’ve found is that it does crease surprisingly easily for a wool skirt – it’s OK when I’m wearing it, but I certainly need to hang it up straight away at night time – there’s no popping it over the back of a chair or it needs a good press in the morning!

I’ve just this week started a four week on line course on pattern fitting though Denman College, the WI college in Oxfordshire. Hopefully by the end of it I’ll be able to iron out any extra wrinkles and have a perfect fit!. I’ll let you know how I get on.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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20 Responses to Button Back Skirt

  1. Laura says:

    It is beautiful, Margaret! I think you have a perfect fit! πŸ™‚

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  2. claire93 says:

    lovely in purple and I agree, those buttons are a great match!

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  3. anne54 says:

    It looks great Margaret, a perfect fit, and the buttons are an interesting detail. I am sorry that you are heading back into lockdown. Will you still be able to go to work? Our restrictions are just starting to ease, so I understand what a difficult time it is.

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  4. katechiconi says:

    Gorgeous colour, and you’ve chose a fabric with a very prestigious heritage; Vitale Barberis Canonico have been producing fine wools since 1663!

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  5. You look so Beautiful in your new button back skirt! I’m sure you will enjoy wearing it this fall:). Great job❀️

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  6. kathyreeves says:

    Beautiful skirt, Margaret! The drape of that wool is wonderful, and it fits so well. The buttons are perfect. 😍

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  7. tialys says:

    Lovely fabric and skirt. A friend of mine made a button back dress earlier this year and I went button shopping with her. It was possibly the longest day of my life or it certainly felt like it. πŸ™„

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  8. nanacathy2 says:

    Fabulou- all set for Winter.

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  9. Sharon says:

    I want these skirts!

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  10. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Well done you!
    It looks and fits beautifully, Margaret, right down to the buttons & label. xx

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  11. Jane M says:

    Looks fabulous and your labels are great too. Love purple

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  12. shoes15 says:

    Looks so nice on you! I had a skirt like that years ago and loved it – I will check out this pattern. Thanks for the review.

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  13. mandycurrie says:

    Hello Margaret, another brilliant make, it’s so beautiful and fits well. Good for you. You’ll have a wonderful wardrobe if you carry on like this. Love Mandy xx

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