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Posted on:2/2/13 9:31 PM
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julliams said... (11/5/14 9:20 PM) Reply

julliams said... (11/5/14 9:19 PM) Reply
@erinkraten - it's gorgeous isn't it!! It comes from a company from Byron Bay in Australia called Bird. The cotton is organic and they print it themselves. Unfortunately the company no longer exists as far as I know and they had a big sale on their fabrics which was why I could afford to buy it. Normally it was around $90 a metre and I got it on sale for about $30 a metre if I remember correctly. I suppose you could google and see if you can find some stock but I would be very surprised. They made clothing as well under the same name and it was quite pricey but lovely.
sewingcanary said... (10/15/14 12:28 PM) Reply
Hi again. Perhaps I should clarify for the benefit of others…. Omitting the back seam could be limited by the width of the fabric and size of pattern. I know nothing about AU fabric history but for North American vintage lovers, fabric used to be narrower. Omission of back seam requires the zipper on the side. I’d recommend using a narrow strip of lightweight interfacing to stabilize the seam so the hip curve doesn’t get stretched during installation. Like stay-stitching, this should be done immediately after cutting, before pieces are moved around and risk distortion. It is also something I would not recommend for non-stable fabrics such as a slinky rayon. In those cases, both side seams would need to hang the same or the skirt could end up looking crooked over time. A stable woven cotton, quilting fabric, linen, etc. would be fine. It boils down to which works best for the individual person and fabric; an uninterrupted back seam with side zip or rear seam and rear zip. Matching seams can sometimes take oodles more fabric. Cheers.
erinkraten said... (9/8/14 2:01 PM) Reply
What type of fabric is that? Where ever did you find such amazing stuff? I just love it! Its perfect for the application, a-line skirt, just perfect!!
julliams said... (8/14/14 6:23 PM) Reply
@sewingcanary - sorry for my late response (one whole year...) For anyone who may be interested I did seam the back but kind of matched the print as best I could. I think you could probably not seam it there and just do a side seam.
Sharon M said... (12/29/13 12:14 PM) Reply
The is a beautiful skirt! That fabric...well, I must admit I have fabric envy :-) it's gorgeous.
sewingcanary said... (9/6/13 0:04 AM) Reply
Wild! I absolutely LOVE it!!! What a great use of a “border” print! I’m curious if you seamed the back or cut it on the fold. I just bought this pattern today. Am SO looking forward to making it. As I was telling another gal, it is very close to one I traced off a friend 40 years ago. It was part of Mary Quant’s pop collection of the early 70’s. The only difference is the other band dips lower in front to be more like a yoke and there’s a bit more flare to it, but no front or back seams. I’ve been wanting to make it again but knew I’d have to totally remake the pattern. It’s so close, I bought a new one. I will eliminate the back seam to keep the bold print I plan to use from breaking up. I guesstimate it will take about 1/3 yard or 30 cm more fabric = no big deal. The pattern lay out is for directional or napped fabric so no extra fabric is required for one way designs, weaves or knits. The pockets look deep and roomy, unlike what you’d get in today’s RTW. YAY!
Sindydolly said... (3/30/13 1:20 PM) Reply
Beautiful choice of fabric, skirt looks stunning.
butterflyfly said... (3/3/13 12:39 PM) Reply
I love it! The fabric is amazing...
ArtAttack said... (2/23/13 10:51 PM) Reply
Beautiful skirt and fabric...the whole look tells a story...very pretty!
Michele Lommasson said... (2/3/13 12:54 PM) Reply
Very nice! Your fabric is fabulous, and the buttons really do add to it.
Danvillegirl said... (2/3/13 8:47 AM) Reply
Great fabric. It really was perfect for your skirt!
ChristmasHills said... (2/3/13 2:21 AM) Reply
You're right the fabric makes the skirt. I found your buttons! The whole look is lovely.
mm said... (2/2/13 11:20 PM) Reply
Great fabric.
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