At last, you get a 'What I Made' post from the little birdy on the blog! :D
I've just been kinda caught up in what I like to do most (designing, editing photos, etc.) to get to any of the yardage calling out to me from my plentiful fabric stash. Yeah, just plain ol' computer stuff has been taking up my time.
I wasn't very motivated to sew anyway... I'm one of those people who need to give themselves a good, hard shove to love doing something again... in this case, sewing.
I made the skirt from a book we have called Sew Serendipity, by Kay Whitt.
I've made this type before (view in this post) but that one was in a summer weight, and it didn't have a pretty pleated ruffle on the hem ;)
So, after much decision making on what the fabric would turn into, etc. I laid out the pattern on this piece of dark burgundy corduroy of mine, and approx. 2 days later....
...I came up with this!
I must say, I'm rather pleased with how it turned out! The invisible zip in the back is- well- pretty invisible ;) And the silhouette turned out rather 30's too (which, you know, makes it twice as good...)
Detail wise- I did some classic gold topstitching along most of the seams, and put in a very pretty facing along the waistband with some white cotton printed all over with dandelion wishes... Oh how blissful...
Alteration wise- yes, sadly, I did have to alter it at the waist... Grrr...
Why sadly? Well, because of how- um- 'tiny' I am, I typically have to take it in at the waist of a non-elastic waist band skirt. It get's really tiring. Even with dresses, I always have to raise the dart, or make the waist higher, or something. *sigh* I would love to make a piece of clothing where I actually don't have to do anything to the pattern. But there is sewing for me. As I told my Mom and sister Brigi, "I'm going to become the master of alterations!" :P
Overall, I think the 'shove' back into the world of stitchery worked, because now I'm hitched on a 50's shirtwaist dress ;)
What do you think (of the skirt, that is ;)?
Do you have any problems with patterns? Or am I the only one?