Added Aug 30, 2010
I have been plotting how to use this beautiful gray wool and black silk for about a year. It had to be the perfect thing as I spent a pretty penny on just a yard of the wool and a quarter yard of the silk. I realized too late that in my effort to save money, I had really limited my options with these fabrics. Luckily my co-worker suggested that I would look good in a high-waisted skirt and thus my rendition of the Jenny skirt was born. I am so pleased with how this turned out and even better, it goes with everything.
I spent a lot of time on the quality of this piece, I even went out and purchased an invisible zipper foot for my machine. As it turns out, this was critical to my invisible zipper success and now I can check that one off of my list of things to stop avoiding. In the end, it was all worth the effort and time it took to make this right.
I do have one issue with the drafting of the pattern though. The slit in the back does not have the little flap piece that folds over like a vent so I had to hand stitch the lining just inside the opening. Luckily I have beautiful purple lining so if it ever peeks through it’s ok. It also gave me the chance to try out some decorative stitching around the opening of the slit.
I will definitely be making another version of this pattern.
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