Added Nov 24, 2012
So I finished the houndstooth coat for class and because I had to shorten the body pieces I had at least a yard of fabric leftover. I figured I’d make my mom a skirt with it. I used the same skirt pattern from my first class assignment, but added a lining to this one. I wanted each piece to have the pattern on the skirt point down and to the outside, so I had to cut each piece out separately and flip and rotate the fabric. I also added extra seam allowance onto the front so that I could cut it in two pieces and have the design the way I wanted it. I then did a topstitch on both sides of the front center seam. More features include a topstitch I did by hand near the top to keep the facing in place and bar/french tacks to attach the lining to the skirt but still have free movement.
Of course you can find out full details over on my blog
wool blend, polyester lining, zipper
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