Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Skirt

The color for this month is yellow and how serendipitous that I had a skirt planned in that color.  I've had this fabric laying about for at least a couple of years.  I love the wee flowers and the little nubs of texture, not to mention the fact that yellow is just such a happy color in general.
I made this full circle skirt using *** pattern with a few of my own adjustments.  For starters the fabric was very see throughr, I didn't want to bother with a slip but neither did I want to go around flashing my knickers so I added an underskirt. It's the half circle skirt version of the same pattern
The original pattern just used a waist stay rather than an actual waistband, I wanted the latter so I created one.  This brought up a whole new issue with the zipper I'd originally put in, as you can see.
The fabric doesn't lay right around the pull, there's a big gap at the top, and somehow it's causing the waistband to be off kilter.
At first I thought I could live with it, but the more I looked at it the more it bothered me, so I pulled out my seam ripper and undid the waistband about four inches on either end, removed the zip and replaced it with an invisible zip.  My first one ever.
The only thing left to do now is the hem. . . on both skirts.  This could be a while. 

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely summery skirt. I've never tried dress making before I'm sure I'd suck!!