Patchwork Skirt

I’ve created yet another summer skirt. A quilt skirt with lots of different vintage fabrics that I like.

My Patchwork skirt

I found all of these fabrics at my mom’s house, and I cut all the squares all by my self this time. Mom has helped me before when I did a blanket (that is not finished yet). But this time cutting felt so easy, and fun. After I made big squares I continued and made lots and lots of small ones for… something else. I don’t know yet but I have a lot of pictures. I’ll post them soon to let you see how beautiful I can cut now! hehe.

The skirt squares are rather big, and I’m so glad I made them big or this would’ve taken for ever to make. They are 20 cm x 20 cm and that was perfect for me.


Mom has helped with the shaping around my waist, but other than that I made it myself and I’m very proud. I’m learning! I’m having fun! I choose fabrics and colours that I liked and thought would look okay together, I found the buttons and then made slits on both sides for easy walking!

Didn’t I say I would make the world a more colourful place huh? ;-)


The backside is different. All different fabrics, take a look:

Quilt skirt - backside

My skirt is totally inspired by fashion designer Tricia Royal. She is one girl who is not afraid to use colours, to mix them or dress up in them. I love colours too, but I don’t really know what I’m doing clothe-wise. I know very little about fashion, but I’m finding out what I like and don’t like all the time now. And that is all I need to know.

I love my quilt skirt, it makes me happy to wear it.

Please let me know what you think! :-)

Have a great day, now I’m off to a birthday party!

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22 Responses to Patchwork Skirt

  1. amy says:

    So colorful!

  2. maxentia says:

    This skirt is too cool for words!

  3. Lina says:

    Looking at your quilt skirt makes me happy :) You did a great job!

  4. It’s a great combination of patterns, well done! ^^
    That’s what I like about quilt – everything matches.

  5. Jessica says:

    oh i love this skirt! i want!!!

  6. tricia says:

    goodness gracious…i am glad i could somehow be inspiring! it’s inspiring to me in turn! you did a lovely job.

    i think you know more about clothing and the like that you think you know. the only thing to know, really, is what you love. find what you love, what compliments you, and you’re on the way. :)

  7. Sister Diane says:

    Oh, my! I LOVE this! You did such a great job blending all these joyous fabrics into a nice, wearable whole. Now I want to make one!

  8. mette says:

    Oh I love this one! I made myself a pair of patchworkpants in the beginning of the 90s – I should have kept them… ;-)

  9. Absolutely beautiful!

  10. debra co per says:

    That is one fabulous skirt!!! I love patchwork but it never occured to me to make a skirt. And using the vintage fabrics is perfect. I have tons of vintage scraps that would be great for something like this. Thanks for the inspiration! Oh, I just remembered that I picked up a package of bias tape today to make a wrap around skirt. I may have to try another skirt soon!

  11. Jacky says:

    Hanna I love your patchwork skirt… so funky !!! Think I will have to make one for our Australian summer…. you have inspired me!

  12. valentina says:

    I like the skirt. Very inspired. And thanks for the link to Tricia.

  13. Alison says:

    Oh my goodness I love your skirt!
    It’s fab, you did such a great job.
    Alison x

  14. Lana says:

    Lovely skirt! So fun and whimsical!

  15. Susan Tuttle says:

    Hi Hannah,
    Wow–so colorful–very funky–I love it!!!!


  16. Carla says:

    Love your beautiful skirt! Isn’t it fun to design something yourself?

  17. Felicia says:

    Its so pretty!

  18. Elisabeth says:

    Gorgeous skirt!

  19. Camilla says:

    That’s a great skirt- I have bad memories of patchwork skirts from the 80s but this one is making me think that maybe I should try make one for myself. Lovely colours

  20. futuregirl says:

    So cute! I love your skirt. :)

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