Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Scallop fever #1

I guess I'm not the only one who noticed the plethora of garments with scallop details in sewing blogs lately (I also featured a couple of them). I really love scallops, so I was very happy about this, and I decided to try some of the tutorials that my lovely fellow bloggers provided.

I started with probably the easiest one, the Day to Night reversible scallop hem skirt by Megan Nielsen.
It's a very comfy and versatile high waisted elasticated skirt. I used plain black cotton on one side (yes, I wear A LOT of black, even in the summer) and on the other one, the same blue fabric I used for my last Macaron dress. I hate to waste nice fabrics and I don't mind having two garments in the same pattern.

If you're going to try this, be very careful with your measurements: my version is a little shorter than I would have wanted, I'm afraid I failed to calculate the extra lenghth needed for the hem. And I used to be so good at math at school!

You'll see more garments belonging to this "Scallop Fever" soon, but in the meantime I'll be busy with another challenge...
If you're feeling this "fever" as well, please post links to your creations, I'd love to see them!


  1. Really cute skirt! And I love how you're saving fabric by putting them together :)

  2. Penas che avevo intenzione di trasformare dei panatloni lunghi in pantaloni corti con questa caratteristica! è molto bella anche la gonna: sono un pò piena di lavoro, ma penso che ne farò una anch'io e ti manderò la foto!

  3. @cannella
    Bravissima! Se hai bisogno di una mano sul lato tecnico, Megan Nielsen ha postato poco tempo fa un tutorial per pantaloni con l'orlo arrotondato.

  4. This is a great skirt! And I love the styling on the black side

  5. So this is going to be a scalloped series?! :) I love scallops and am sooo curious to see, what is going to follow this lovely skirt. I totally agree with Meli, that I love that styling on the black side, too!!!
    Warm hugs from Germany!

  6. yehey! i love scallops as well as your version. hehhe! i havent posted mine. but i love the way you sew the waistband.

  7. @nette
    Thanks! I much prefer the black side, it's so much easier to style.
    Yes, it's going to be a series but I'm afraid veeery diluted in time!

  8. Ecco!puoi trovare il mio lavoro qui: http://lasoffittadellestoffe.blogspot.com/2011/06/scallop-qualche-giorno-fa-un-post-di.html