Dreaming of … wardrobe basics

Just like I mentioned in my last post, I’ve recently been using up some of the smaller bits of fabric in my stash.

One such piece was a strip of thick, navy gabardine, which transformed nicely into a pleated skirt.

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To make this skirt, I literally pleated a big rectangle onto a smaller rectangle for the waistband. I don’t have much more to say about his, but I do know that this will go with pretty much everything see in my wardrobe. I’m quite proud that I managed to keep this simple rather than adding funky trims or crazy decorations.

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Although, my favourite bit is the fun waistband lining.

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How do you make your wardrobe staples more exciting to sew and wear? Do you prefer making these types of items or more fancy dresses and party clothes?

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13 thoughts on “Dreaming of … wardrobe basics

  1. This skirt is gorgeous! I used to hate sewing basics, because they can be so boring, but now that’s the main thing I make. I wear them constantly (unlike most of the more complicated pretty dresses) and they’re a great stash buster! Go basics! 😀

  2. Great skirt, it’s a lot of fun making things you can wear a lot. I’m planning on making some more basics these coming months. I’m planning on making them more exciting by making sure I sew and finish them well.

  3. This is a really pretty skirt, and very functional too! I have too many patterned skirts & no tops to co-ordinate with them so I think I could do with a few plain skirts really 🙂 I love the inner waistband on yours!

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