It's a wool blend so it's quite warm, and there's loads of fabric to wrap me up :)
|Hmm, look like I've got a headache here, lol! Just adjusting my hair!|
I was inspired by Casey and Lauren's very cute versions. But I'm not sure I wear it so well. It's a lot of fabric, that's for sure!
My husband had some feedback during construction:
Husband: Your skirt is very... voluminous.
Me: Yeah, it sure is.
Husband: It gives you weird proportions. It makes..
Me: ...my butt look big?
I can always trust that one for honest opinions, lol. Luckily, he liked it once it had been hemmed. Hemming makes a huge difference!
Speaking of which, hemming took me FOREVER. There is a lot of hem in this thing- it took me days of work!
First of all, I let it hang for the bias to drop. And it did, a lot! It was very uneven. I hemmed it by hanging it on my dress form and marking evenly around. I didn't want my poor husband to have to do it for me! Of course I had to sort out a stand for my dress form first and that is another story altogether...another reason this skirt took forever.
For the hem finish, I decided to try out a bias tape faced hem. This way seemed easier than the narrow hem- less laborious in terms of measuring, pressing, and stitching. I stitched the the top of the bias tape down by hand for invisibility. Yes, it took ages! But I'm pleased with the results :) I really like the bias tape hem and would definitely do it again!
|Here's me holding it up while wearing it.|
|To show off hem in action: Mandatory twirling pic!|
I think it looks better with the top over it, rather than tucked in. Somehow it's more balanced. I think it would be nice tucked in if I had a cardigan over the top to break it up though.
Maybe a yoke waistband like New Look 6594 would balance a circle skirt better. Hmm, worth an experiment sometime....? Or perhaps go with a half circle skirt next time...?
I learned a few new things- Since it has no side seams at all, the zipper had to be made with a slash insertion (part of the sew along here).
Guys, don't face wool with wool when it comes to this. It looks bad. Just bad.
|my thick and chunky "duck lips" zipper|
|A lot less fat!|
|Shot of the back because why not.|
I notice a lot of people with crazy contrast linings on their makes, but not me! Good ol' grey on grey.
And that's my skirt! :)