Lemon Stripe Utu Skirt and Terra T-shirt

I’m back today with one of the looks I wore during Me Made May- my new Lemon Stripe Utu Skirt and Terra t shirt. I’ve been dreaming about making a skirt like this for years, but it took me ages to find the perfect fabric. I wanted a bold stripe in bright colors that was weighty enough to make a functional and long lasting skirt. I finally found the perfect stripe at Stonemountain & Daughter- one of my favorite fabric sources! This one is also a deadstock fabric which I love! It has a lovely weight and drape in the most gorgeous summer colors of lemon, pink and black and white.

I bought the fabric for the skirt last year prior to my injury and found the jersey for the matching tee this spring. I’ve been sewing a lot more looks for work and this one will be really versatile. It look good with a basic white tee or this pink which is a pretty perfect match. Here’s my original sketch from a few years ago….

My original sketch from a few years ago

I’ve made this skirt before, This is Utu from Breaking the Pattern by Named. You can see my earlier version here. For this version I went up a size to a 4 (My last one was a tiny bit tight) and added some length and width to the under wrap skirt for a bit more coverage. My last version showed a bit too much skin if I wasn’t careful. The tee is a simple self drafted banded t-shirt, I left the sleeve edges raw for now since the were cut on the selvedge edge. Easy basic shape that mixes and matches with so much in my closet.

My last Utu was a bit too small so I have since taken it apart and I reused the same buckles/hardware for this skirt. I really like this slightly longer length. It’s only a few inches but it feels more my style now. Love the high-waisted style of this skirt and the wrap belt is really easy to wear. I do think widening the under skirt is a good choice if you’re making this skirt and want a bit more coverage.

All the Details:

Outfit Sketches and Fabric Samples, Look #2 for my Spring Wardrobe Plans

Designer Deadstock – Rayon/Linen – Lemon Stripe21 yds in stock as of 6/5/22

Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics

This midweight linen blend fabric has the nice texture of linen with the beautiful drape of rayon. It would work well for blouses, dresses, skirts, and more.

Content: 70% rayon / 30% linen
Width: 56″
Weight: 5.52 oz per square yard / 187 GSM
Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, no bleach. Tumble dry low.

Organic Cotton/Spandex Knit – Terra- 12 yds in stock as of 6/5/2022

Stonemountain & Daughter

This soft organic cotton knit has 5% spandex for great recovery, making it a perfect fabric for t-shirts, activewear, lingerie, children’s clothes, and more.

Content: 95% organic cotton / 5% spandex
Width: 60″
Weight: 4.57 oz per square yard / 155 GSM
Stretch Percentage: 80% crossgain / 70% along the grain
Country of Origin: China
Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.
Certifications: GOTS and Oeko-Tex Certified


Sizes: EUR 34-50 | US 2-18 | UK 6-22 | Size chart

Utu Skirt, Size 4 (US 8, UK 12)

Breaking the Pattern – a modern way to sew offers a modern approach to dressmaking, showcasing the true beauty of clean-cut Scandinavian style.

Designed for the trend-conscious, this book equips you with the tools to create a coherent capsule wardrobe – complete with an enticing collection of 20 timeless garments that are easy to make, wear and combine.

Gradually improve your expertise throughout the book, with new techniques introduced project by project – from tote to coat. Test your abilities by stitching up a classic white tee or jersey tunic before moving on to craft your perfect pair of jeans.

I’m really bad at making time to take and edit pictures so Me Made May gave me a little break to photograph what I’ve made in the last few months since I don’t tend to publish much on the blog in May. I had a huge pile of makes that I’ve made over the last few months to go through. I really need to get more organized.

I just started a new job in May and am back to working full time, which has been a really big transition. Working from home is really so convenient when you have kids. Luckily my mom is helping me out this summer with the kids and by next year they’ll both be in middle school which means our schedule will be much more aligned. I’m working in marketing and making videos and reels of crafty projects which is sew much fun! I really love my new job, I get to do my 2 favorite things all day- sew and write!

I haven’t quite given up on my SP embroidery pattern business, just taking it a bit slower. If you haven’t checked out my designs be sure to head over to my Etsy shop. In the next few months I’m hoping to add some more content and build the business slowly and organically. Now that I’m finally getting settled into my work schedule I think it will be much easier.

I just love this look! It came out almost exactly how I envisioned it! Back soon with some more makes, Happy Sewing!

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