Skirt from a sewing book

 The challenge for November was to make something from a sewing book.   I have had this sewing book for 2 or 3 years and have made a couple of other items from it. The designer is Natsuno Hiraiwa, her website is gorgeous to look at. Both of her books are now available in English but it isn’t too hard to follow the illustrated instructions in the Japanese versions. I made the skirt shown on the cover, however my photo is not as artistic and the skirt looks slightly crumpled because it has been worn and is made from linen.

And here it is with the buttons done up.  You can also spin the skirt around and have the buttons done up on the side, no photo of that as my photographer had to go to school.


 While this is not the most glamorous skirt I like it and can see myself wearing it a lot this summer.

6 thoughts on “Skirt from a sewing book

  1. Fantastic colour! And it looks so wonderfully comfy – I can imagine reaching for it most days across spring-autumn! Thanks for posting & linking to her website 😉


  2. oh your skirt is so nice. I love the Japanese aesthetic. linen is such a beautiful fabric to work with and definitely to wear. I don’t mind the crumples one bit, I think it ‘s showing it’s natural character. nice colour too !
    how did you find the sizing ?


    • Thanks, I’m a 40-42 in Burda sizes and as you can see the skirt is roomy. The waistband has elastic and a drawstring. This skirt is one size but some of the other patterns have two sizes. I read somewhere they equate to European sizes 36 and 38.


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