Friday, March 5, 2010

Skirt finished

As promised, a picture of my finished skirt. I made it once before, about seven-or-something years ago. The pattern is from Knipmode. I am too lazy now to search for the issue-information. But if you want to know, I will gladly look it up for you. 

A little bit about the construction:
The front has a top piece to which the two 'pointy' bottom-pieces are attached. The back is straightforward: a backseam, 2 darts on each side and a zipper.
The absolute eyecatcher of this skirt (imho) is the shorter piece which peeks through the slit. That piece is attached to the lining. So, although it looks like two skirts on top of each other, there's no bulkiness whatsoever. Which is good!
The slit is placed a bit to the left and shows the leg, which makes it all the more ...uhmm... interesting.
And there was a lot of handstitching involved in the hemming.

It went together very well. Only in the end I had a little hick-up with putting in the lining. Part of the lining is sewed in in the usual way (the wrong side of the lining facing the wrong side of the skirt). But the piece you see through the slit has to be placed the other way around, because you obviously don't want the hem to be visible. This means you have to hem the visible part in the opposite way of the lining. (Are you still with me??) I had a hard time figuring it out. Which even I find hard to understand because it's not exactly rocket-science. But somehow I managed to end up with the seams of the darts in the lining, visible on the inside of the skirt. And I had to redo the backseam of the lining.

Ah well.....who cares? I'm very glad with this skirt. The fit is great and I'm gonna be very happy wearing it.

I grabbed the opportunity to show you the new shoes (again). The heels are pretty high (more than it shows in the picture!). And I'm feeling pretty high with my new shoes as well, in more ways than one...hehe...

That's one project out of the way. On to the next.
Pyamas? Knit top?? Pyamas?? Knit top??? Pyamas???...sigh... it's time to make a decision.
I ordered the fabric for my mini-swap today and once that package lands on my doorstep I'm gonna dive in like mad.

That's it for now. Happy sewing and have a great weekend!!



gwensews said...

That is an amazing skirt! I love that it's so unusual and it is a great fit. Nice sewing!

Eugenia said...

Sensational skirt! Love the interesting construction and it's a very flattering style and perfect fit. You're definitely going to love wearing that one, especially with those great shoes!

Anonymous said...

Love this skirt! I am going to draft a similar one for myself!

Kathi said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! What a fabulous pattern!!!