Added Feb 16, 2013
Cardiff, United ...
Here’s my latest attempt to use up some of the material I already have and make some clothes suitable for our Hawaii trip.
I followed the chiffon maxi skirt pattern on here, which was easy to follow although I would have liked a size chart – I just cut it based on my waist measurements and then realised that the lining was too tight on my hips so I had to add a panel. Luckily this was in the lining not the outer fabric, so it’s not very obvious.
On top of that and out of sheer laziness, I would have liked actual pattern pieces for the skirt so I didn’t have to do all the measuring. Apart from that it was clear to follow and a fairly simple project…
I put in an invisible zip, but followed my own method rather than the pattern. Then fastened the top with a button and a loop – I think it’s my new favourite way to finish that top edge (I added one to my last dress too)!
Check out more on my blog http://dreamingofavonlea.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/working-through-my-list-one-stashbuster-at-a-time/
Some kind of drapey crepe for the lining?
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