The Fix: The Folkware Walking skirt in Hemp Summer cloth revisited

I made this skirt 3 summers ago and it is has held up well. Mostly, the hem is tattered and needs a reworking to bring it to todays standards


The starting point ( was worn for the day and needs an ironing to freshen it up)

Hemp Summer Cloth 3 years on

The tattered hem and lace insert.
the place to start


New hem pinned in place and a taste of the lace for added length.


The lace, it took a while to weave the ribbons in place.

the lace and ribbonribbons & lace


Hand stitched into place for a even and discrete finish.

Hand sewing

Finished the lace and tucked away the ends for a nice finish. The indisde finishThe front finish


Re-stitched the placket.

Mending the planket


The last finishing touch. Added a 2mm burgundy ribbon woven though the inserted lace to give the skirt an even finish. 

The last bit of ribbon to put it all together


Finished detailsFinished ( I know, the iron will come out!


Should get another 3 summers out of this fix!


6 thoughts on “The Fix: The Folkware Walking skirt in Hemp Summer cloth revisited

  1. Clouds N Cups says:

    Very pretty! Love the lace pattern at bottom part…very simple and elegant, something that I would love to put on…

    Thank you for sharing!

    Have a beautiful Friday and wonderful weekend coming ahead, always~ Cheers!! πŸ˜€

    • A foggy Friday to start but the weekend is close so it should be good, Thanks, it is a lovely skirt to wear and as it is hemp summer cloth very durable! I just put it away for another year though in the spring I will need to resew the seams as the cotton thread is giving way.

      • Clouds N Cups says:

        You’re welcome! I love clothes with durable materials…some of my clothing have been with me for over 20 years and I am still wearing them…LOL…

        Have a great day ahead, always~ Cheers!! πŸ˜€

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