Thursday, July 21, 2011

More Fashion For Less

Ahem... and a very cheap fashion model.....

Yep - here I am, all Photoshopped and pretending to be over 5 foot 2. (You won't tell anyone, will you...?)

I'm wearing my newest offering on the pattern front, my A-Line Skirt. I originally made it as a basic skirt pattern for myself (that I could make in a zillion different ways and nobody need know that I only had one pattern). But Lara saw it, and then Tania... and before you know it, everyone was wanting one. It's now graded from size 8 to size 18 (US sizes 6-14).
I wear the size 10, because I like skirts that hang loosely off my hips. If you prefer to wear your skirts fitted around the waist, you can make the size that fits your waist (see that glamorous fashion model, wearing a size 8, below).

The instructions include how to insert the best ever invisible zip and also how to add a feature panel on both summer and winter-weight fabrics (two different methods). It really does make a zillion skirts - long, short, winter, summer, formal, casual..... The finish is tailored but the method is super-easy.

I reckon if you wear skirts to work, this could be the perfect fashion-for-less option for you! You could keep making them slightly differently each time, and nobody would know.... The skirt pattern will be on the website just as soon as I can organise it.



EDITED TO ADD: YOU CAN ORDER IT HERE NOW!


In the meantime, I'll share a bit of the reality behind the gloss of this high-fashion photo shoot.


Yep.. a very small 40-something crafty chick, poncing about in front of a camera while a friend reads out an amusing Facebook conversation. Cracking up.... and being strangely foreshortened....


Another day in Northcote.


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BTW - Nice to be back in the land of the cyber-living. My laptop had a little holiday at the repair shop, but seems much better now, thank you.

18 comments:

m.e (Cathie) said...

ahh Nikki, thanks for making me smile! love that last pic.

hey I saw a little paragraph in this weeks Leader saying "author Nicole Mallalieu will be at the quilting show", did you see it? want me to send it to you?

very cool!! ♥

Mel said...

Love Love Love the skirt :O)

Liam's Mummy said...

I do like the waistband on your skirt. I am totally loving skirts at the moment.

Anna Bartlett said...

Hi, I've bought your book and love that new skirt. Good to see in that last photo that you've got two arms too! Must make sewing a bit easier...

Karen said...

Another winner Nikki!!
PS - does this mean in the US I am a size 10 - ha ha!! Love it!

tractorgirl said...

can't wait to see the pattern!

Andi said...

Gorgeous skirts ... especially the first/last one!!!
xx

Amanda said...

Love the skirt pattern, I'll be there as soon as it's up and I see it. I am sure it will be the only skirt pattern I will ever need.

Tania said...

My Nikki Skirt is my HANDS DOWN FAVOURITEST THING TO WEAR. Revelationary stuff - wearing something that truly, er, fits...

Leonie @ Cuppa and Cake said...

You LOOK BEAUTIFUL!! Even if you only come up to my arm pit...and I'm not even tall! ;)

Handmade said...

Great pattern - great styles - nice to throw in a splash of colour and print in one's skirts!

Lynne said...

Very versatile!

mayaluna said...

I love it and YOU!

zofia said...

That looks like a perfect skirt.
Think I'll *need* this one, especially for the best-ever invisible zip instructions.
Thank you!

Fer said...

The A-line skirt is a true classic, it will always look good but I think you've made it even better. Thanks for giving me more incentive to try and regain my pre-pregnancy figure!

A Peppermint Penguin said...

too cool you are! ;-)

Buy Design said...

I think shortness really ought to be a fashion statement in its own right. How great to have a long skirt that doesn't trail around in the puddles. I fear I'm about to be sewing very soon. My own sewing machine has been in serious need of servicing for ages but I have just become the proud owner of a new/old vintage Singer which we found on holiday. Can't wait to play with it.

ellie said...

That crafty chic poncing photo is the best. You are simply the coolest crafty rock chic around!
I saw the first photo somewhere around this week (Pinterest??) and while I didn't click over to the link, I knew it was you straight away, though I have no idea how.

Hope you have a lovely week,
Take care, E xxx