I am trying to begin some sewing for the change of seasons. We are officially in Spring now and the days are slowly warming up. I am so over my winter outfit which always included pants, that I had to sew for my first piece, a new skirt. I made Butterick 5566.
I made View E as a few other sewing bloggers have done in a denim. This denim was bought at the Fabric Collection at Sumner Park.
My most favorite part of this skirt is the facing (only a sewist would say that!). I used a scrap of Japanese quilting cotton. I did not have a large piece of denim and thought it would be too thick anyway, so used this quilting fabric which I fused with a lightweight interfacing. I finished the edge of the yoke with rayon binding tape and added my tab on the inside at the zipper to avoid using a hook and eye at the top of the zip.
From the back...
These photos are taken at the end of the work day, but I think the skirt stood up pretty well. It wasn't the warmest day that day so I paired it with my Burdastyle Turtleneck top in black bamboo (so soft and comfy!) and my Phoebe Jane vest.
Full disclosure here in the interests of Self-Stitched September. I am not an official participant but I do enjoy seeing what others are wearing and I do try and wear something I have made myself, most days. This day I got the full deck of cards! :)