Well lookit here - I have managed (finally) to snap a few pics of my new skirt and as a bonus I have snapped both my Jasmine and new skirt as an outfit. I managed to complete both of these items in February, and am pretty darn pleased with myself.
That's right people, girlfriend only went and made herself an 'outfit'.
Yup - I am coordinated and everything.
|Yes that's right - I am a 'model'.|
But please excuse the flipped out facing ! Doh !
|Look down darling, look down !|
|Peaches the cat wanted to get a taste of what it is like|
to be a 'model'.
Shame about the thunder box.
|If I look at this bow long enough|
will I find it easier to sew next time ?
My Jasmine could so have been an orphan
Staring for too long makes your eyes go funny.
so I made a brown linen pencil skirt to go with. I used the (now found) skirt part of the pattern V8630, with some changes.
Its alive ! Its a Frankenstein skirt (version 2) !
|ooooo the delectable mint aero skirt.|
All the enjoyment, 0 calories.
I firstly lengthened the pattern by 2 inches, and then I tapered in 2 sizes at the bottom to get more of a defined 'pencil' look. I am super pleased with the end result (although I think next time I need to shave a little from the hips), and already have the fabric for my next version (which I am working on now).
I interlined the brown linen with green voile
|Sweet like chocolate.|
and I serged the inside seams; I also used some lace to pretty up the hem inside. I used my self drafted waistband because as this skirt forms 50% of a dress the pattern does not provide one.
Although the inside does not look coordinated -I am IN LOVE with the overall effect and neatness of it. I LOVED catch stitching the lace to the hem. How sad am I ?
|Happy catch stitching !|
|Look inside my pretty.|
|1 happy zipper.|
Now, I know that I am not supposed to like hand sewing, but I do, and I like something else taboo too ! I like to see stitching at my hem, so although I carefully catch stitched my lace trim, I top stitched the hem of the skirt with 2 (visible) bands of stitching ! You know what - that's what I love about sewing, I am the artistic director and I can make my clothes exactly as I like ! Yipppeeee !! :-)
I also bought some lovely fabric
|Floral furnishing fabric makes me happy to wear.|
In other news, at the end of March it will be one year since I started this blog after being inspired by so many of you people out there. So I want to give something back, obvs, and will be hosting a little give-away at the end of the month to show my appreciation for you lovely lot :-)
Happy Saturday people, and I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend.