Finally finished and worn and photographed!!
The Colette patterns Biegnet skirt. This has had great reviews and looks great on everyone. I love it as much as everyone else. It is a lot of work for a skirt, but so worth it! It has taken me such a long time to make this I cannot remember too many details for this post. The main points would be:
- pretty much made straight from the pattern. I did muck up one of the front pieces by cutting it slightly too long and then wondered why the pieces did not fit together perfectly... however my fabric has a bit of stretch to it, so I just stretched it (as you do!). When I went back to the pattern pieces to check the placement of the belt holders, I realised what I had done... it doesn't seem to have had huge ill effects on this skirt... but I have fixed the pattern piece for next time!
- I used a rayon-poly-lycra woven with enough stretch to make this skirt super-comfortable. The lining is a rayon.
- I did muck up one of the buttonholes (not sure what happened there) but with a lot of unpicking and a bit of interfacing and some stitching over, it seems to be ok now... phew!
I decided to cover my own buttons...so this was the button factory...
I interfaced the fabric for the buttons with a light interfacing to try and minimise the shiny metal showing through.
The fabulous lining in this skirt, which is a bit of work, but makes it feel great to wear...
The only other interesting point (to me anyway) was that I finally decided to use my sewing machine feet and used my blind hem foot. After looking on the Internet as to how to use it was easy-peasy... why haven't I used it before?
Love this skirt...
...and my new top! This outfit felt so comfortable to wear all day.
Parting shot.. I had a great mail day today.