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Last weekend and week was very busy, with a lovely Sinterklaas day last Sunday. Kbenco, how nice that you made your children speculaas. We had that too, it really belongs to the tradition (as are chocolate letters and ‘banketstaaf’, a pastry with almond paste in it).
There was not time for sewing till last night and I finished my skirt (except for a button and buttonhole). It really fits well, but I think it’s a tadd too short for me. I’ll try to add pictures on me later and I’ll do a review with a bit more construction details. All in all it’s not a difficult skirt, the hem is gathered and attached to the shorter lining, creating a special hemline with a balloon (?) effect.
ETA: picture of me wearing the skirt. It would definitely have been better if it was longer.

I’m taking a break from blogging till the end of the year. It’s a very busy time and I feel that I need to take some rest. If I’m getting to some sewing I’ll show you results later.

I wish you all a very good holiday season!


  1. Totally digging the bubble skirt!

  2. Love the skirt! It is festive. Enjoy your holidays.

  3. Love that skirt! I look forward to hearing more about it later. :)

    Have a restful holiday!!!

  4. The skirt looks fun!

    Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! See you in the New Year.

  5. Your new skirt looks neat - love the fabric, and can't wait to see it on!
    Have a wonderful festive season Sigrid!

  6. Great skirt! Enjoy the holidays, and happy new year :-).

  7. Lovely skirt! It looks even better than the one in the magazine. Looking forward of pictures of you wearing it.

    Alvast hele fijne feestdagen en een heel mooi nieuwjaar toegewenst!

  8. It's a lovely and stylish skirt in that fabric. Have a merry and peaceful festive season!

  9. Enjoy your Holidays.
    I am looking forward to see you back in 2011

  10. Beautiful skirt - I love the puffball hem! Enjoy your Christmas break.

  11. Love that skirt --- it looks so fun! Have a wonderful holiday and I look forward to reading about your projects in the new year!

  12. Sigrid, your skirt is so sophisticated and even better looking than in the magazine. Hope you have wonderful holidays, too.

  13. Thank you for posting so much detail regarding the construction of your garments. I have found your blog an inspiration as well as a wonderful learning forum. Have a great year end and I look forward to learning more from you in the year to come.

    Thank you

  14. Love the skirt! The fabric and shape are very festive for the season.

  15. I really love the fabric the skirt is made from. It's a great skirt . Have a nice Christmas .

  16. Lovely skirt. BTW, the skirt isn't too short. You have beautiful legs and you can show them!

    Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

  17. Hi Sigrid.- Only wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. My best wishes for another year full of happy sewing ...!!!

  18. Your skirt looks wonderful on you. It is very festive looking.

    I wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and all the very best in the New Year!

  19. It looks really nice! I don't think the length is bad at all. Have a Happy New Year!

  20. You have good legs so can wear that length, but if you're a tad uncertain opaque tights might be worth a try. Works for me.
    Love the skirt!


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