Added Oct 8, 2011
This was supposed to be a nice and easy project. Cut-sew.wear. It turned out something else.
First i decided to use white binding (first time!) which made sewing together oh so much more complicated. Didn’t quite get the hole binding thing. Have to look it up somewhere. Then the lining. Sewing together outer fabric, invisible zipper, binding and lining took me some time to figure out. I got so frustrated on and off so it took me about 3 weeks to complete.
I changed little bit the fanlike or flabellum (which is the right word?) part. Sewed it into pleats (2) so it wont flap around so much. It didnt sit right so improved it.
The skirt sits on me quite well, especially in the waist. I feel quite tiny ;). Bottom part turned out shorter than intended due to fact that i cut off about 7cm-rs (first sewing gone wrong). The bottom was very sagged and looked like a potato sack :O
I plan to make another version because the fabric is oh so wrong for this pattern. But otherwise it is bit different compared to other pencil skirts.
I weared it one weekend in this event where lots of US origins cars came together and cruised from Võtu to Põlva. And got lots of compliments at work. Especially Little Brown Silk Bow. Which i added as and afterthought ’cos the joint part turned out bit wobbly. :P
PS: i have this little red cardigan that suits with this skirt very well but when i would wear them together i look like xmas tree :D Hence the name.
Cotton bedsheets, invisible zipper, white cotton binding and brown silk bow ( it came with a cardborad box;)