• Honeysuckle High Waisted Gathered Skirt

    I’m not a great seamstress, but to trick myself into feeling confidant in my sewing ability I’ve concentrated my focus on one well defined niche: high waisted gathered skirts (exhibit  A, B, C) and here’s my latest, a longer honeysuckle version (of course).


    Actually I’m pretty sure my skills peaked at the last one. So I might need to find to find a different niche. Perhaps neon booty shorts?

      
  • 54 comments

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    2. dreamsandbones said… April 27, 2011 8:21 pm

      any chance you'll post a pattern or tutorial? :) i want to make one of these so much!

    3. Nicole said… April 10, 2011 7:10 pm

      would love to have the pattern for this for bridesmaid dresses, any possible way you could send it my way? :)

    4. Tara said… April 3, 2011 4:46 pm

      Did you use a pattern? I think it's adorable and would love to make one!

    5. Anonymous said… March 21, 2011 8:36 am

      I love the skirt and also the top you're wearing with it. Can I ask where it's from?

    6. cait said… March 20, 2011 5:44 am

      That skirt is LOVELY! And you're oh so trendy with the honeysuckle color :)xo.www.prettyandfun.com

    7. the 30 girl said… March 18, 2011 10:53 am

      this is so pretty!

    8. Luisa said… March 18, 2011 9:16 am

      That is beyond gorgeous. And the color! I've been dreaming about the color.

    9. Meagan @ Style-Edition said… March 17, 2011 10:43 am

      It's darling and I loved the striped one too. Be confident, it's an easy transition to a dress–litterally just attach a "tank top" (2 pieces of fabric sewed at the shoulders) to one of those skirts and you've got it :)you could even follow the "colorblocking" trend

    10. Emily said… March 17, 2011 8:59 am

      I love these skirts! I'm not great at working from a tutorial so I may have to start looking for a pattern.

    11. la said… March 15, 2011 2:11 pm

      Yeah, I was hoping you would make one that I could copy!

    12. Sarah said… March 15, 2011 10:54 am

      Oh my gosh. I love your blog and I love this skirt!!!! You did such a great job! I LOVE sewing clothes and I think you did an excellent job!- Sarahhttp://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

    13. The Social Secretary said… March 15, 2011 6:59 am

      i love this! looks like the perfect fit to me.

    14. Erika Peterson said… March 14, 2011 10:18 pm

      I love the color!

    15. Andrea @ http://strawberry-chic.blogspot.com/ said… March 14, 2011 9:35 pm

      That skirt is fabulous! And your blog is amazing, glad I found it!

    16. Erica said… March 14, 2011 9:08 pm

      That is gorgeous! Spencer's sitting here telling me I should learn to sew like that.

    17. Liz Stanley said… March 14, 2011 7:35 pm

      kendra, yes! we're making the same meal again this year. Yum!

    18. About Last Weekend said… March 14, 2011 6:22 pm

      I love the pale peach and high, high waist, so flattering and yet so cool…

    19. k e n d r a said… March 14, 2011 6:08 pm

      liz this is awesome and you are hot!ok, i remember eating an AMAZING st patty's day meal in slc with you….did you make the recipes from here: http://ekstanley.blogspot.com/2007/03/st-patricks-day.html ? xxooxxoo

    20. la petite coquine said… March 14, 2011 4:48 pm

      How absolutely divine! Please tell me why you're not selling those suckers-I would love one in my closet!

    21. Chelsea said… March 14, 2011 4:28 pm

      I love how much it ruffles at the waist. That, with the higher waistband, is a perfect nod to mid-century! What kind of fabric did you use? I think I'll attempt one for myself! Thanks for the inspiration.Chelsea

    22. Becky-Lee said… March 14, 2011 4:24 pm

      amazing, I hope you don’t mind I shared your shirts in a post on my blog! I can’t sew at all, not one little bit, embroidery, yes, sewing machine no. But I’m going to start classes, so i can make this skirt, over and over again, it’s fantastic .

    23. Liz Stanley said… March 14, 2011 3:12 pm

      Thanks everyone!Janika- Yes, I cut it across the selvege so I would have enough fabric. I don't like it as much because I forgot how to sew the zipper high enough onto the waistband. It's been too long and I forgot that trick!

    24. wishful nals said… March 14, 2011 3:10 pm

      i love that color. so pretty!

    25. Justine @ Urban Scarlet said… March 14, 2011 2:58 pm

      such a pretty color!

    26. Jessica (from Petite Lemon) said… March 14, 2011 2:48 pm

      LOVE! I have got to bust out the sewing machine and get moving on some darling skirts for Spring!

    27. Julie said… March 14, 2011 2:44 pm

      Everything about this skirt is perfection, the coloring, the gathering, the length, the waist. I love it. It's a good niche.

    28. Jess said… March 14, 2011 2:35 pm

      I love all of your skirts. Especially this one but probably because its that light peach/pink color. I want to learn to sew but I am so afraid to pick up the needle.

    29. kalanicut said… March 14, 2011 1:23 pm

      Looks fantastic Liz! I love the high waistband.

    30. Janika said… March 14, 2011 1:15 pm

      This is a very cute skirt! I'm not sure why you said you don't like it quite as much as the others, but I'm guessing it may be because you cut it with the selvage going crosswise on the skirt instead of lengthwise. Cutting the skirt with the sides aligned lengthwise with the selvage will make it hang nicer and be less poufy at the waist. Cutting it on the bias would also make it hang well. This reminds me I should make some of these for my daughters. Goodluck!

    31. LookAtThePrettyColors said… March 14, 2011 12:29 pm

      I LOVE THIS!!!!

    32. jared stanley said… March 14, 2011 12:05 pm

      BOOTY SHORTS!

    33. Simply Mel {Reverie} said… March 14, 2011 11:46 am

      the perfect skirt ~ in every way.

    34. Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said… March 14, 2011 11:20 am

      I did the striped gathered skirt tutorial and love it! I get compliments all the time. This one will have to be next up…and such a cute color!

    35. Melanie said… March 14, 2011 11:18 am

      It turned out so cute Liz! The cut is really flattering on you and the color is perfection.

    36. Sarah said… March 14, 2011 11:05 am

      Gorgeous!

    37. {megs} said… March 14, 2011 11:02 am

      Liz that is perfection! The color is to die for and the length is perfect, it looks great! I would totally pay you the big bucks to make me one… since I have zero sewing abilities on my own :)

    38. UnaBb said… March 14, 2011 10:50 am

      great look!i really love that shape and the colors!

    39. margaux said… March 14, 2011 10:33 am

      love the skirt! I have been imagining knitting one but not sure how it would work out! LOVES.

    40. Kayla said… March 14, 2011 10:15 am

      LOVE the color. I just finished a high waisted skirt and am so very very proud of myself. As it turns out, as long as you can conquer a waistband you can do just about anything.KaylaFreckles in April | a modest fashion and lifestyle blog

    41. M'Recia said… March 14, 2011 10:10 am

      I want to make one! Show us how!

    42. Kathleen Frances said… March 14, 2011 10:07 am

      This is lovely lovely.

    43. marissa said… March 14, 2011 9:51 am

      it looks great and the color is perfect…I may need to try this style out myself

    44. Elizabeth {e tells tales} said… March 14, 2011 9:20 am

      I swear you are inside my mind sometimes…everything I would love to make or do make ends up here :)

    45. kelli said… March 14, 2011 9:19 am

      this one is my fav of all of yours. great job. i love all things high waisted. so elegant.

    46. Amy said… March 14, 2011 9:12 am

      I am so in love with this skirt. First time at your blog. Loving it! Thanks for sharing all of this goodness!

    47. Becca said… March 14, 2011 9:03 am

      i love the color of this skirt…is really does look great.

    48. Jocelyn said… March 14, 2011 8:49 am

      It's cute! I think the gather looks great!Playing It Cooley

    49. Shannon said… March 14, 2011 7:51 am

      I think it looks great. And I love the honeysuckle. I've learned a new color today…thank you! I have a deep fear of sewing, which I have to conquer because I have a 10-year-old who's desperate to sew some American Girl doll clothes.

    50. Down and Out Chic said… March 14, 2011 7:43 am

      i love the waistband and the sweet color. the length is perfect too. fantastic job!

    51. Shelley said… March 14, 2011 6:51 am

      I adore these skirts! I made two last summer, a bright grass green and a blk/wht stripe. I'm sure I'll make more this summer too :DShelleywww.westermanfam.blogspot.com

    52. Krystal said… March 14, 2011 6:40 am

      That is an adorable skirt :)

    53. Melanie's Randomness said… March 14, 2011 6:38 am

      Oh very pretty!! I like the pale peach color!! =)Melanie's Randomness

    54. ivyjeanne said… March 14, 2011 6:35 am

      DARLING! Although I love your second stripy one too. Maybe I'll finally break down and attempt one this summer since you make them look so darn cute.

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