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Barcelona Skirt – Done!

During our giveaway on Facebook last week, someone commented how funny it was that I hadn’t finished the Amy Butler Barcelona Skirt. She said she had the same pattern cut out, half-sewn, underneath a bunch of stuff in her craft room, just like me! 😀

The main reason my progress had stopped was that I didn’t know what a zipper foot was. After a few weeks of asking other people and my grandma and finally getting my mom’s instruction manual for her sewing machine, I sewed my first zipper!! I have worked and worked at getting this skirt done. No other project was going to come in my way, although they certainly tried!

Here is my first skirt ever!

Barcelona Skirt - Done - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Barcelona Skirt - Done - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Barcelona Skirt - Done - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Barcelona Skirt - Done - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I can’t wait until I’ve washed it a few times to get the ragged edges really popping.

I chose the Green Peonies in the Pop Garden line by Heather Bailey fabric. It’s so cute! I love it.

I ran into a few problems with terms in the pattern. I lost part of the pattern that had the glossary, so make sure not to lose that! I know that I attached the lining to the skirt incorrectly; I’m still not sure how that happened, but if I had to mess up on anything, I’m glad it was the lining. I kept the skirt longer since fall is around the corner and with a little boy, longer skirts are just easier.

If you have this pattern and haven’t finished it yet, you now have no excuses! It fits perfectly, and I am so glad I got it done. If you don’t have the pattern, you need to get it. I am impressed by how easy it was for my first skirt and it looks really nice. We will be offering this pattern for a discount soon, so keep your eye out here to snag it.

Now I am working on some cute hair accessories to go with the dress. I will post them soon! All that’s left is deciding what shoes to wear with it. 🙂

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3 Comments

  1. Posted August 3, 2010 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    I love it–now you can make me(a complete stranger) one;) just kidding-that looks so nice and so comfortable!!! I always look forward to my emails from you!!!It’s like receiveing candy in my email box-don’t know which sweet thing you’ll get next!!!:) Have a wonderful day!!

  2. Posted August 3, 2010 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    very nice! love it!

  3. Tan
    Posted August 4, 2010 at 1:16 am | Permalink

    Aww it came out sooo cute.I’m glad you finished it.I swear you inspire me to learn new things.thanks 🙂

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