Mum’s wardrobe update

There are four pieces of fabric that I specifically bought to make skirts for Mum a few months ago. Time flies.

  • She loves wearing straight-shaped lined skirts and avoids wearing black
  • In the morning she finds zippers can be challenging, but has help if she needs it.
  • She’s very social no matter where she is.

The first skirt that I’ve made is a lined straight skirt, with an elastic waistline. There is a split at the centre backhem so she can get in and out of the car, without her movements being restricted. It’s a mid grey colour to match her favourite walking shoes. We joke that these are her  everyday heels. I’ve also added a thick trim near the hem that I’ve had for a while. The trim has black gold and silver threads. The skirt base is Lincraft 1082 which is at least 10 years old, and I’ve taken out the darts and I’ve folded down the waistline to make the elastic casing..

Now when she tries the skirt on she might make a face and say ‘no I don’t like it’, so I have enough fabric to add a waistband and a fake zipper. She’s much more honest with her comments these days. 

I’ve also made the printed knit top (Kwik Sew 2683) with a cap sleeve, to team with the skirt. Again, she could knock it back because it’s not her style. The knit print has grey and white in it so hopefully it may pass muster. I’m hoping she’ll use this top when she does art work. The silver FOE has no real spandex so there was no need to stretch it as I sewed it onto the neckline and sleeve hem.

This top is a basic shape so I’ve also done it in this cotton green spandex. Again, I’ve added a white blingy neckline trim so she doesn’t need accessories. She likes to wear light colours. The trim has an elastic base, and I’ve hand stitched it on, so that it will move as she dresses.

Getting her style right is my challenge.


  1. How lovely to be sewing for your mum. I really like the trim you added to the grey skirt. Both knit tops are very nice. The second one with the bling is my favorite!


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