Snowdrop Skirt

I’m not sure if these are snowdrops on the fabric or just some swirly abstract pattern, it was a freebie from a Dewsbury meet up. We usually have a swop table where you can bring patterns or fabric which you don’t want and swop it for something else. This is a heavy jersey sort of fabric, doesn’t feel quite like scuba but it’s pretty heavy and drapy. It was one of those fabrics where I couldn’t quite decide if it was gorgeous or just a bit too much!

A couple of weeks ago I wanted a quick make, I’d been sorting out my fabric stash ( more on that another day!) and this actually took up quite a bit of room as it is quite thick. It also wasn’t precious so it was ideal for a quick make. I decided to make a skirt using Simplicity 8474, I made this skirt up twice last year and the skirts turned into my go-to-outfit for the summer, they were just so comfortable and easy to wear but presentable too…

It has a deep waistband (like about 6″) with an optional elastic insert and an A line two piece skirt, so it’s a very quick make, just stitch the side seams, add the waistband and hem!

As you can see I still have the lockdown hairstyle, but thanks to my daughter I no longer have dyed ends as she cut about an inch off so it looks slightly better, though in another six weeks when I finally have a hair appointment goodness knows how long it will be!

I do like this pattern, the skirts are just lovely to wear, I’ve already worn it a couple of times. It’s possibly an ideal style for lockdown – easy to wear, comfortable and an elastic waistband!

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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18 Responses to Snowdrop Skirt

  1. Sharon says:

    Love the skirts – also love your hair a bit longer and the grey looks fabulous on you 🙂

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  2. katechiconi says:

    I have to say, Margaret, you’re looking great, and it’s not just the outfit! I really, really like your authentic hair colour, and is it just the photos, or have you lost a fair bit of weight too? Either way, love the outfit, the swirly skirt looks really good.

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    • craftycreeky says:

      Thanks for your lovely comments, I’m getting used to the grey look now, though I think it must be the photos or the outfit as I weigh more now than ever!!


      • katechiconi says:

        As a grey myself, I’m inclined to think that too many people hide it because they think it’s ageing, where in fact it can be very flattering and allows you to wear all sorts of colours you couldn’t before. As for the outfit and the effect in the photos – definitely one to repeat, then!

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  3. tialys says:

    I agree with Kate – you’re looking ‘lockdown lovely’.

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  4. Jane M says:

    Great skirt, gorgeous material.

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  5. claire93 says:

    I’m going to join in with the others and say: love the colour of that new skirt, it looks great on you. I actually prefer your natural hair colour too ^^

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  6. Melanie says:

    Hi Margaret, the skirts look lovely. The Threaders Binding tool I mentioned in a reply to a previous post is now on the Crafter’s Companion website for £6.99. I think I paid about £15 for mine when they first launched it, so if you’re interested, now is the time to be lucky. If you’re not familiar with Crafter’s companion, also check out their zips on a roll, they’re great if you do lots of dressmaking. ( No, I’m not on commission and I don’t work for them)

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  7. Laura says:

    I am also in agreement with the others, Margaret! Your hair looks great in its natural color, and you do look fit! The skirts look comfortable…I would wear them! 🙂

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  8. Win, win, win! I love the colours on your skirt 💙 and your hair looks fabulous. I too have gone natural and I love it! It suits me so much better than the dyed blond I used to be!

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  9. kathyreeves says:

    The gray looks good on you Margaret, and the skirt is Lovely!

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  10. The skirts are fantastic! The one in the last set of images is my favorite – looks great with that top!

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