June 24 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

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Sewn by Kara, Knitting Lemonade

Pattern: Amy Butler Barcelona Skirt (A-line version)

This skirt is one of the first things Kara made as she learned to sew last year! (Learning to sew seems to be going well!) Learn more about the skirt (and see Kara’s second version) on her blog.

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58 Responses to June 24 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

  1. Anne says:

    That’s a really cute fabric!

  2. Deece says:

    Great job! My first skirt was an A-line.

  3. dustyn says:

    need it! finally got a sewing machine and am on the way to being productive!

  4. Ginger says:

    cute skirt It’s on my “to sew” list

  5. ~Helena~ says:

    Great skirt. I’ve also cut some fabric wrong.

  6. Kate Del Bel says:

    I love this skirt. The fabric is gorgeous and I really like how it all comes together!

  7. Trish B. says:

    That looks like a fun and SIMPLE pattern to sew!

  8. Lori kay says:

    I need to make this skirt. I think I have read the review three times now!

  9. PeachRainbow says:

    Both versions are lovely

  10. Madeleine says:

    wow really cute!

  11. Deona says:


  12. Joke says:

    That fabric is great, well done!

  13. Andrea P. says:

    I have this pattern, and haven’t used it yet. It’s nice to see how well it turned out!

  14. Rochelle says:

    Adorable skirt and love that fabric!!

  15. Beautiful–I love a great A-line skirt. I’ll have to consider getting the pattern.

  16. Wendy D. P. says:

    So pretty!!!

  17. Susan says:

    Love how this pattern looks in this fabric. Susan

  18. Marla A. says:

    I love the fabric colors, and the just at lower knee length is kind of retro cool.

  19. Mama Lusco says:

    Looks great!

  20. beverly says:

    I do love this pattern. I have made myself several skirts, some whimsical & some for work. It’s a great start.

  21. Sara says:

    I have often looked longingly at this pattern but feel I must finish other things on the list first. Great job, I really like the fabric you chose.

  22. Christine says:

    Love the fabric. Great job!

  23. Cara says:

    I made this skirt, too, and what I love best about is the versatility. I wear it to work with a blouse or sweater, and I wear it for Saturday with a tank top. Its great.

  24. Dalyn says:

    Great skirt. I am so excited to see it since I just purchased the pattern. I can’t wait to get started.

  25. Marcia W. says:

    Lovely skirt

  26. Carrie L says:

    Very cute! Out of all the inspiration posts from this month, this is actually something I might try.

  27. Andi says:

    Cute skirt and great fabric!

  28. Kim says:

    Great job! That fabric worked great with that skirt!

  29. DebbieKL says:

    Very cute and simple!

  30. Kristine says:

    I’ve always wanted to make the Barcelona Skirt, even though I usually draft my own patterns. I’m really excited for the knit fabric!

  31. elle says:

    This is such a super skirt. Great job!

  32. Kelli says:

    Oh wow, love the fabric choice! A-line skirts are so flattering and this cute fabric makes it that much better! Great job on this, Kara!

  33. sy says:

    the skirt is so nicely sewn *_* beautiful. nothing like the first thing i sewn..

  34. Kimberly says:

    I just bought several different types of fabric to be made into an A-line skirt. This one looks perfectly made! I’m very new to sewing and it gives me hope that I too, can make this! Thanks for sharing!

  35. Desiree says:

    looks great!

  36. Doris says:

    Oh Kara, good job! That’s a lovely skirt…

  37. Jean says:

    Cute skirt! I’ve been wanting to try an Amy Butler clothing pattern.

  38. Ramona says:

    I love A line skirts. Simple and beautiful.

  39. susan hwang says:

    you can’t really go wrong with amy butler! it looks great kara 🙂

  40. duff says:

    that is the barcelona pattern? I’m going to go dig for it right now! Your skirt is a show-stopper!!

  41. 4vs1 says:

    Great fabric! I love that skirt too…. I might have to look into getting that pattern for myself. 🙂

  42. Erin says:

    Hey that’s my sister! (For real.) I love how that skirt turned out.

  43. Kara says:

    And yes! It is an Amy Butler rug. I really lucked out and found one on sale. Love the internet!

  44. Kara says:

    Thanks for the mention! It really is a skirt that I love.

  45. I love this skirt!! I’m just learning too. I can’t wait to try this one! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  46. Rebecca says:

    cute skirt

  47. Jessica C says:

    Good job, you look so professional. The fabric in the skirt was a great choice

  48. Amber F. says:

    Love the fabric, and the skirt is lovely & quite flattering.

  49. Alexis says:

    Is that an Amy Butler rug as well? Great skirt!

  50. Laurel says:

    Very nice!

  51. Diane says:

    very cute skirt! I’ll have to check out the pattern…always looking for easy and cute patterns for my four teenage girls to make. I also like the ModKid skirt pictured a couple of days ago. SewMamaSew is one of my favorite blogs….great inspiration and encouragement to keep sewing! Also love your fabrics…ordering is so easy and service is fabulous! Thank you!

  52. Unity says:

    I really like the fabric.

  53. Great skirt fabric and so stunning with the little jacket!

  54. Sade says:

    Great skirt!

  55. Marci Girl says:

    It looks great and I would have never thought of using Echino fabric, but it suits it just right! Keep up the good work!

  56. Sara says:

    sew adorably cute and fun! Very versatile too, could go with anything!

  57. QSOgirl says:

    very nice. Love that fabric, and the story about making the skirts on her blog!

  58. Tong Yu says:

    I love that fabric as a skirt, very cute. And I have the same shoes!!!

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