Crescent Sew-Along: My Finished Skirt!

Hurrah! My red Crescent Skirt from the sew-along is done! Here it is, as I pose with my trusty bike. It must be a cute skirt, I got a ‘You’re beautiful!’ shouted from a passing truck while I was taking these photos. Gotta love random compliments from strangers!

This is also my Me-Made-June outfit for Friday, Day 3.

See – I’m even wearing the navy slip underneath! I will say, it was pretty tricky to ride my bike in this slip. (Plenty of room in the skirt, but the slip is so much slimmer!) It must be the way I ride, I need more room to move my legs. Plus, the lace tape on the hem was really scratchy, especially when it was tight against my legs! I’ll have to try Miss Marie’s idea of sewing ribbon under the lace to protect the legs.

No, I didn’t make my jacket or tee shirt. Technically, I’m not completely following my own Me-Made rules but then again, they’re my rules. I can bend them if I want! (Or if I have nothing to wear on top. Or if it was something I wouldn’t make, like a denim jacket, because I already have one…)

I’ve been kind of a bad Me-Made blogger – I didn’t take photos all weekend. Saturday I spent the day working, Sunday I spent the day feeling sick. I’m still not feeling a hundred percent better as I write this on Monday, but here’s hoping it passes quickly!

See more finished Crescent skirts in the Flickr Pool! I’ve seen some lovely versions so far. Anyone mind if I do a round-up of finished skirts and share them on the blog?

Check out more Me-Made outfits here:

You can tell I like red! Red dress, red roses on the blouse, and a red skirt. And I know I have more red fabric in my stash. Are you drawn to certain colours over and over again, too?

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28 Responses to Crescent Sew-Along: My Finished Skirt!

  1. Annabelle June 7, 2011 at 6:17 am #

    The skirt is perfect and you are beautiful :) I love that you are wearing your hair naturally curly (we all want what we don’t have, and I always wanted naturally curly hair). Have a wonderful day today.

  2. Tasha June 7, 2011 at 6:25 am #

    So cute!

  3. karen June 7, 2011 at 6:43 am #

    The skirt is cute, red is my favorite color! I do find that I go in streaks with colors. Lately I want to make everything in navy or yellow. I have discovered that blogging is really good for me to realize when I need a little diversity. There is something about seeing pictures of myself in the clothing that makes me realize when I am getting repetitive with a certain color or style.

  4. Irene June 7, 2011 at 6:59 am #

    Crazy idea for a biking slip – what if you made a pair of short pyjama pants (no side seam) in a slippery fabric? That would give you more range of motion for biking, no? And for a non-scratchy hem – a rolled hem on the serger? (You could sew some lace above that for prettiness factor.) Perhaps someone has already suggested this, or perhaps you’ve thought of this yourself. Just a random thought as I read your post to-day.

  5. Kat June 7, 2011 at 7:12 am #

    Ooooh pretty :) I love my finished Crescent skirt – thank you so much for the brilliant sew along Tasia! This was my first attempt at making a garment, I really enjoyed it and i’m so pleased with how my finished skirt turned out – i’ve been wearing my skirt over and over again and i’m planning to make a second! I’m not really very up with using Flickr but you can see my finished skirt here Thanks again :)

  6. Amy (quixoticpixels) June 7, 2011 at 7:23 am #

    Your skirt is super cute! I hope you feel 100% soon.

  7. karen June 7, 2011 at 7:44 am #

    You ARE beautiful! That skirt is so pretty, perfect for cycling in.

  8. Andrea June 7, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    Love the skirt and would love to see a round up of all the finished skirts on the blog. As soon as the postal strike is over I’ll be ordering a pattern to be shipped to me in Toronto!

  9. Helena June 7, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    Your skirt turned out beautiful!

  10. Val June 7, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    Cute! dang. I haven’t gotten cat calls from truckers in a LONG time!…

  11. katrina June 7, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    Your first version was lovely, but for some reason I really really love this one! You look fantastic in it!

    Please do post photos of everyone’s finished projects! I checked out the flickr group and am particularly taken with the corduroy version. Ok, off to buy the pattern now. :)

  12. Ella June 7, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    Looks fantastic Tasia! I just bought the Pendrell blouse pattern at Spool of Thread’s anniversary sale, and I’m going to start on it this weekend. I can’t wait to go back to and get this pattern as well!

  13. Stacy aka Stacybeads June 7, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    Beautiful for sure–both you and the skirt! And your recent posts are really making me want to buy some Keds.

  14. Lisa June 7, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    You ARE so beautiful !!! I love your skirt , especially the red colour of the fabric . It’s perfect .

  15. Sewingdina June 7, 2011 at 11:49 am #

    You’re skirt looks lovely Tasia! Can’t wait to finish mine now.

  16. Rachel June 7, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    The skirt is beautiful! Now I think I have to add another pattern to my ever growing wish list.

  17. Cory Ellen June 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    It’s a super cute skirt and I love the way you styled it! I have a store-bought skirt from Japan with a similar shape that I adore, so I really want to make this one.

  18. Amy June 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    I’ve been waiting for you to show us your finished skirt on! Finally! And, I would love for you to do a post highlighting everyone’s skirts. Your summary of everyone’s Pendrell blouses from that Sew-Along was one of my favorite posts. It’s like getting to see everyone’s finished projects at the end of a sewing class.

  19. Nethwen June 7, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

    My favorite part of this outfit is the pin on the jacket. (I like the rest of the outfit, too. You look like you’re ready to have some fun.)

  20. Sertyan June 7, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    You look really fetching in the red skirt. Well done!

  21. Gail June 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    Flirty, sporty and perfectly you.

  22. lisa June 7, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    Nice skirt.
    Can you make a project to create some kind of “neck extension” (sorry, I just made that term up) for blouses and t-shirts that are a little bit too low in the front?
    I always have this problem when I but blouses because I have a petite figure and the neckline sag too much.
    If you can make a tutorial for altering blouses that would fix this problem that would be so great!

  23. Vicki Kate June 8, 2011 at 1:00 am #

    Really pretty! I love this skirt and enjoyed reading the sewalong. I just need to make my own now! I hope you feel better soon.

  24. Lynn June 8, 2011 at 1:53 am #

    Hello Tasia,

    Lovely skirt, it looks lovely. I agree with the trucker you are beautiful, it was one of the first things I thought when I saw your photo, I actually said to myself “oooo she is pretty” and then started to wish I was young again with porcelain skin as I have a few crows feet around the eyes! lol

  25. elise June 8, 2011 at 3:56 am #

    How absolutely adorable !

  26. Ashlee June 8, 2011 at 8:11 am #

    Great outfit Tasia!

  27. Caroline C. June 8, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    Lookin’ cute as a button! As always. :D

    All the Crescent skirts are looking so looooovely. I finally got around to taking pics and added them to the flickr group. Pics can also be found on my blog:

  28. Rachel June 8, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    It looks fantastic! And such a cute outfit.

    We have a public holiday here on Monday so I’m getting together with my friend to work on our skirts, hopefully we’ll get them finished, I want to wear mine.