Added Jan 13, 2012
This is my final 2011 sewing project! Right before we took off to visit family for Christmas, I crazily decided to whip up a skirt for myself. I used some gorgeous wool fabric I won on a blog giveaway last year and a half circle skirt pattern as my base. It’s one of those projects that goes together in an afternoon (well, not counting the time you need to let the bias stretch–vitally important!)–with just one seam it’s super easy! Even despite using a invisible zipper–usually the bane of my existence. I’ve been wearing it at least once a week since I finished it! Plus it’s got a super-cute, surprise lining: bubblegum pink satin!
Fabric: Lightweight 100% wool for the outer shell, and pink satin for the lining.
Alterations: Since I was using Chie’s pattern, I opted to leave off the scalloped waistband and just drafted a straight one. I also lengthened the skirt to hit at mid-calf (more of a late 40s/50s length) rather than knee.
Techniques: Double interfaced the waistband for more stability, used a machine rolled hem for both the wool and lining.
Make Again? Yes!!! I need more of these in my closet…
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