Added Jan 15, 2012
I fell in love with pretty much everything in that line in the magazine, but had some vintage fabric that I had bought about a year earlier that I hadn’t used and I knew that I wanted it made into a skirt like that. I started immediately, but had some issues (again!) and it sat for a while until I got up the nerve to finish it off. I had a few problems making the skirt. The first being that the fabric was such a loose weave. The loosest I have ever sewn with. I could only mark the pattern by basting the outline and markings with a different coloured thread, any other marks wouldn’t work. I used fabric instead of the interfacing that it called for to interface the yoke. I had some issues with that, but it seems to have worked out in the end. This was also my first invisible zip and that was problematic for me as it puckered on the bottom and had to be resewn. Also, because the skirt tapered slightly at the bottom, I had a hard time getting the hem right and had to redo it 3 times! I did bind it with wide double fold bias tape otherwise the fabric would have just frayed to nothing. I do love the skirt, but am not used to pencil skirts, very constrictive for walking. No jogging to catch up in that thing!
1.5 m boucle ? of unknown fibres, 1.5 m lining also unknown (some kind of synthetic), 8" invisible zip, unknown fibre fabric scraps for interfacing, wide double fold bias tape
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