I used an old pattern from the 60s I found in an op shop.
And guess what? That's one finished from my "Till Whenever I'm Done Palette Challenge" :)
|Somewhat awkward pic!|
During the construction of this skirt, I really wasn't sure if I'd end up liking it. There are loads of bits where I just felt like I messed it up. The lining was super fiddly (urgh, lining fabric is such a pain, so slippery!). The lining hem is all puckered and gross, and the zig zag seam finish isn't the nicest (but I really can't think of any better way to do it without an overlocker)
What's stupid is on the original muslin, there were puckers too. So when I added some width to the waistband, I left the gores the same, thinking that would fix it. But it wasn't enough!
Dumb puckers, I dislike them so much I'm seriously contemplating getting the seam ripper out and doing some surgery. What a pain!
All in all, I felt like a real novice on this project. I need to get better at this sewing stuff! I'm a little hard on myself, I know....
Let's focus on the good things now.
-The zip went in like a dream! I used a method I found in my 70s Reader's Digest book. It's hard to explain, but it was different to all the sewing instructions I'd found on lapped zips so far!
None of that stupid bump of fabric I seem to get at the bottom of the zip. Yay! (I could post a photo of the zipper instructions if anyone is interested).
-The skirt has the lovely flare at the bottom that I so wanted! Mandatory twirling pics!
Fabric: It's made in a polyester viscose blend crepe. This stuff has a really nice drape, but it's the type of fabric that likes to pick up every bit of hair and fluff around! I would love to use wool crepe, but couldn't find any.
I wonder if I'll make this skirt again! I think it is a really cute style. I'm also thinking I'd like to have a go at the little blouse (isn't the scalloped collar sweet? At first I thought it was weird, but it's grown on me).
Here I seem to have inadvertently copied the model's pose from the envelope! Hey, even my hair is similar!
|Channeling the envelope..|
Wow, I felt like I put a load of pictures in. But I'm going to be honest- I love seeing other bloggers put lots of pics in, so I shall too! :)
I also got a picture without my top tucked in. Which do you like better? I'm not sure!
|(Taken later in the day, hence different light)|