Saturday, August 20, 2016

Reversible Osaka Skirt

Seamwork Osaka skirt


Seamwork Osaka skirt


Seamwork Osaka skirt


I finally finished my Seamwork Magazine Osaka skirt! I'm pretty happy with how the skirt turned out, despite making some big mistakes that make the pink side almost unwearable (I'll get to that later). The teal side with the kittens is so cute that it doesn't even matter! This skirt will be great with tights during the early fall months!


Seamwork Osaka skirt


Seamwork Osaka skirt
An antique Czech glass button

Seamwork Osaka skirt


This skirt may have been my longest WIP ever. I started in April and only finished it a few days ago, oh my gosh how did 4 months go by that fast? I put the skirt aside when Josh and I moved, and I finally started working on it again recently. When I did, I kept making silly mistakes and having to redo parts. The biggest mistake I made was that the pink fabric I used was slightly stretchy and the other fabric had no stretch. So when I tried sewing them together, the pink side got crazy stretched out and now it doesn't lay flat. The pattern calls for non-stretch fabric, so it was totally my mistake. Oops! I also cut all of the pink pattern pieces on the wrong side, so that side of the skirt didn't match up with the teal side. Luckily the pink fabric is reversible, so I just took it apart and sewed it back together the mirror-opposite of how it was. Ugh! All that matters is that I finished it - yay! I really like the pattern and it fits really well. I haven't added the snaps yet, that would probably help with the pulling that you can see in the pictures. My favorite thing about this skirt is the Cotton + Steel kitty fabric. It's just sooo cute!


Seamwork Osaka skirt


The back of the pink side turned out slightly wonky!

Pattern: Seamwork Magazine Osaka Skirt
Fabric: Pink jacquard from Mood, Fabrics Teal Cotton & Steel print from a store in Virginia, and black boucle from Mood Fabrics
Did I like the pattern? The pattern was great, my countless mistakes were unfortunate  :)


Seamwork Osaka skirt


Seamwork Osaka skirt


2 comments:

  1. Wow, that is so much fun! I really love the teal canvas with the boucle. Beautiful textures and colors.

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    1. Thanks Lia, the teal is my favorite too!!!

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