Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Sheer Libby Skirt


Hello!

I really like Libby A-line skirt pattern from Tessuti, especially the long version. In April, I made this Libby and since then it has become one of my staples. It is easy to wear and something pretty. As the fabric was sheer light polyester, I lined it with an anti-transparency cupro but made the lining much shorter than usual to give some fun effect.



There is not much to tell about this skirt because it hasn't got many alterations. That is fine by me, because I don't require complications when they are already alright.





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By the way, I had a short trip to Shikoku with my sewing girlfriends a week ago. Shikoku is the smallest island of the four main islands of Japan and is located in southern part of our country. The weather was spotlessly fine while we were there, and we had the most happy and fun short holiday by the Pacific Ocean.

There we stopped by (I'm writing as if it wasn't the main subject of this holiday, but it was of course) a fabric store at which we normally purchase fabrics on line. The owner lady of the shop is one of my favorite people in the world and I was really happy to see her again after the last couple of years.

I think there is no need to explain to you that I bought quite a few pieces of fabrics... I'm so looking forward to sewing with them before long.



Friends were having fun with a photo session on the beach.

From behind someone photographed me who was photographing those who were having a photo session on the foreshore. Very 21st century.

We visited many sightseeing places.

Udon noodles :)

lot of Ice creams
(actually this one was Chigu's, not mine)

And a mountain of my fabric, yeah



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Pattern: Libby A-line skirt (PDF free download) from Tessuti fabrics. Lined.
Fabrics
Shell: polyester light fabric, sheer, colorful.
Lining: Cupro, light gray, anti-transparency.
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I wish you're having a very lovely week, I squeak :)


XOXO
yoshimi

35 comments:

  1. I love your beautiful skirt and how clever to shorten the lining. It gives the skirt a fun feeling to me. And oh how nice to spend time with your sewing friends in such a beautiful place! Look forward to seeing what you make from all that beautiful fabric.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa, for the lovely comment on the skirt and its lining! And, yes, it was very nice getaway trip indeed :)

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  2. pretty skirt and what a fun trip! vacation/fabric shopping. a perfect combination.

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    1. Thank you Beth! Fabric shopping was so much fun when there is time of no limit, and when you have your sewing friends with you.

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  3. I'm glad the weather cooperated for your fun trip. What trip would be complete without a stop at a favorite fabric store?

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    1. Thank you kathy! It was a really fun trip.

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  4. Beautiful fabric for this lovely skirt!

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    1. Thank you Dorothy! The fabric of the skirt looks delicate but it is easy-care as it is polyester. Love it...

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  5. It's a delightful skirt Yoshimi, you make simple so beautiful! Sounds like a fun time away with sewing friends too.

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    1. Than you Sandra, for your lovely comment!

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  6. Gorgeous skirt and love how you have used the lining. Your holiday sounds lovely.

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    1. Thank you Sharon! I love the lining in this skirt too, which may sound "interesting" for the non-sewers, hehe ;)

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  7. Woo hoo... go the fabric and ice cream buying... exactly what I (and my son) do on holidays. I love the see through bottom hem of the skirt.

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    1. No holiday without ice cream is allowed in my(our) world! (Fabric has to have milder rule, maybe, just maybe.) Thank you for your comment so much!

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  8. It's a skirt perfect for summer! Your getaway with other sewing ladies look perfect: sea, udon, ice-cream and fabric. What can be better? Happy sewing!

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Inna. I send you a big Happy Sewing (and hugs), too!

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  9. Seriously... you are just the cutest! That ice cream photo at the airport is gold.

    I'm very jealous of your trip to Kochi! I meant to go back on our 2013 trip but there are just so many places to visit & never enough time. Maybe next time. In the meantime I'll go back and look over my old photos.

    And what's the address of this amazing fabric store of which you speak??

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    1. Jenny! We need to go there together. I'm not sure if you would like to get heavy stuff during being abroad, though... It is 10-minute drive from Kochi st. and it basically needs a car to get there. I'm your driver next time ;) Thank you for your kind words too!!

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    2. I always save room for fabric when I go to Japan ;-) A trip to Kochi together would be so much fun!!

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    3. Yes, it would be great! Never thought about it before your comment but it is now the best idea of all.

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  10. A beautiful, delicate skirt, Yoshimi! And those vacay pics look amazing! Lots of sewing is in your future!

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment! I am hoping to earn a good long time for sewing now.

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  11. That fabric is absolutely beautiful, what a gorgeous skirt!

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    1. Thank you!! The fabric made it pretty much :)

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  12. What a beautiful skirt. I love the color and sheerness of it.

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    1. Thank you!! I'm glad that I could manage to make this from a small piece of pretty fabric (It was very small!)

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  13. Gorgeous,gorgeous skirt and your holiday looks amazing. Deeply envious of your fabric purchases. I can't wait to see them made up into dreamy garments!

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    1. Thank you!! Yes, I got a mountain of fabrics, which doesn't happen to me often. I'm a bit scared by what I did, but I try to look at the positive side of my sewing future (if there is any!) Your comment helped me to be positive indeed, thanks!

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  14. Such a lovely skirt! The fabric is beautiful Yoshimi!

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  15. visiting your blog is like a relaxing vacation of beauty for my eyeballs. you make the prettiest things, yoshimi!

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    1. Hey oona! Aww thank you so much for your sweet words, you made my day.

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  16. Hello Yoshimi san, what's the name of the fabric store in Kochi that you can buy online? My mother lives in Osaka and she's looking for some alternative fabric buying. By the way, I miss your posts. I hope all is well with you.

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    1. Hello Micki! It's "Azad" and their HP address is http://www.azad.jp/ The thing is that the shop locate a distant area from Kochi station and you'll need a car to reach its door. If your mother will have a drive holiday in Kochi, it will be the perfect place to visit, though. Good luck to you and your mother!

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    2. And thank you for your kind words, you're so sweet. I'm doing fine and hopefully re-starting my blog soon:)

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