Ribbon Skirt

I am always drawn to sew-a-longs and had to join in the Julie Starr Ribbon Skirt Sew-a-long over at Goodbye Valentino especially when I saw one of my sewing buddies putting up her hand as well.

The biggest challenge was finding the 38mm (1 1/2″) wide grosgrain ribbon that this skirt is made from in tonal shades in Sydney in quantities of 5m.

Thankfully this is where the Internet really comes in handy, a search revealed Sarah Lauren who has quite an extensive range of grosgrain ribbons here in Australia and then I found Crafts Now who ship to Australia free with a larger colour range of 38mm grosgrain ribbon.

I ordered the ribbons from both and the service was perfect.  The cotton for skirt backing is a brand called “A Day In the Country” purchased from The Remnant Warehouse.

The instructions for this skirt are very easy to follow and this skirt takes a lot of precision measurements to make sure that your side seams match.

This is the small amount of ribbon I had left over!

Golden Brown, Chocolate, Turftan, Natural

So here is the finished skirt …

I am not a fan of waistbands so I have used cotton twill tape as my waistband stabiliser which is then hidden by the lining.

and then some lace for the finishing touch.

I can see this skirt working well with my evening tops I made for SWAP.

Stash Out:  14.55m
Stash In:  3.3

28 thoughts on “Ribbon Skirt

  1. Absolutely beautiful and I love the color shading! I never put waistbands on skirts or pants. Can't stand them. I wish I could find Petersham which is apparently the proper name for the type of grosgrain used inside as a facing. You got me thinking about this skirt in colors of the sea – blues and greens.


  2. You and Maria both have so much patience to sew these skirts – such precision! I love the colours you've selected, I can see it working well with a lot of clothes in your wardrobe.


  3. Your efforts to find the perfect coloured ribbons was definitely worth it… these are your colours, they look fabulous and will go so well with your special tops from SWAP! The finished skirt and fit are stunning.


  4. Oh this is gorgeous. I really really like the colours you chose. It will work perfectly with your wardrobe and the fit is beautiful. Now that I've seen both yours and Maria's also gorgeous version I may need to jump on this particular bandwagon. And thanks for that link to Craft Now. Will definitely be checking that one out.


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