10 August 2012

More Picnic Blanket Skirts by Readers


Karen



Jill

Ooh I feel all aglow seeing such a beautiful collection of Picnic Blanket Skirts made by my dear readers! (More here.) The skirt works so well in all these fabrics - ginghams, striped shirting, plain cotton and florals. I wear mine all the time - it's one of those garments I miss when it's in the laundry basket. I'm currently dreaming of making a bright red linen version which I'm looking forward to wearing with black patterned tights in the Autumn.

If you want to make your own, take a look at the free tutorial series. How would you translate the Picnic Blanket Skirt into an Autumn piece?

PS. The awesome Joanne from Stitch and Witter (and she really is awesome - I've had the pleasure of meeting her IRL, y'all) interviewed moi for her brilliant new series on sewing style - check it out!

[Soundtrack: 'Running Up That Hill' by Kate Bush]

19 comments:

  1. Well done everyone! All the skirts look great! Sam xox

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  2. All the skirts look gorgeous! I'd love to make one myself not sure it would suit my massive hips :-)

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    1. Have you tried wearing a similarly shaped skirt? My hips are relatively big for my frame and I love this skirt as the full shape shows them off.

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  3. Thank you for featuring my skirts!!! All the other skirts look great! :)

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    1. Thank you for making them, they're so lovely!

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  4. Thanks for the mention Tilly. I'm loving all the skirts!

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    1. Thank you for making your skirt - it's gorgeous!

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  5. Thank you so much for the mention of our interview - it was mon plaisir!

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  6. Thanks for mentioning my skirt Tilly. All the other skirts are gorgeous and just make me want to go and make 10 more in different colours and patterns :-)
    Jill

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  7. Hello! I've been reading your blog for sometime now and I must say that both you and Megan Nielsen inspired me to properly learn to sew, because you are so positive and encouraging and make it sound so easy and fun. Monday will be my third sewing class and I will be finishing my first skirt, a polka dot print gathered skirt! These will be a great source of inspiration for my next project. I don't see myself stopping. Keep up the good work and the best wishes xx

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    1. Oh Fatima, I'm so happy to hear that! I really make an effort to encourage people so I'm glad it's working :)

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  8. These skirts all look fantastic! I've updated my blog with my version, hope you like it!
    http://dfabricate.blogspot.co.uk/#!/2012/09/picnic-blanket-skirt.html

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  9. These skirts seem universally cute on every body frame. I'll be making myself one very soon! So easy. Love it.

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  10. Thank u for yr tutorial! I just finished mine n loves it a lot;) http://sewashley.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-first-picnic-blanket-skirt.html

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  11. I'm a bit late to the party (or picnic) but having finished my version this morning a quick but massive thank you for such great (and pragmatic) instructions. I'd be interested to know how many people actually did the handstitching versus machine topstitching??
    Now I just need some sun to wear such a summery skirt....
    http://nomoretwist.com/?p=177

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  12. Hi Tilly, I discovered your blog a few weeks ago, and I read all your posts ! You motivate me to ack to sewing, viewing your sewing bee adventures. Thanks you so much !

    I sewed this skirt. Here, my version. I tellI tell how your adventures helped me get back to sewing : http://ratoncouseur.canalblog.com/archives/2013/05/06/27092384.html

    I love it. I hope you like it.

    Thanks you !!!

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  13. Hi Tilly,

    I made my own picnic blanket skirt and SO enjoyed the tutorial! Here it is:
    http://www.elmstreetlife.com/2013/06/my-picnic-blanket-skirt.html

    I still need to fix the placement of the top button, but other than that, it's finished. :)

    Thanks so much for taking the time to write out instructions!! You did an excellent job.

    Whitney

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  14. Here's mine! It was great fun to sew. Thank you!

    http://rosiewednesday.blogspot.com/2013/06/gingham-picnic-blanket-skirt.html

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