Added Apr 9, 2010
This was one of the first garments I made with my precious new machine. When I first bought it I was busy making bags and things for crafts fairs.
I saw a skirt in a store last summer in a crisp cotton, with exposed box pleats and no waist band. By the time I could get around to making it, it was fall. I only finally wore it in the early part of March this year. Since the weather no longer inspired me to use cotton, I went with a poly blend suiting material in a lovely plaid pattern with a thin line of blue running through the check.
I loved the idea of mixing delicate lace with a tougher fabric and lined the skirt with satin and edged the lining with a gorgeous vintage looking lace.
It took some trial and error to get the pleats the right size and I relied heavily on the placing of the checks themselves to get everything uniform and it place. I did make a few mistakes on the way but in the end I’m thrilled with what I achieved. It zips up in the back and I even made tiny, near invisible belt loops using the same method you would use to make thread eyes for hooks. I initially wanted to set off the blue in the fabric with a satin ribbon sash, as you can see in the second picture. I wasn’t too happy with that though, so I wear it with a skinny black belt instead.
I just love it!
Poly blend suiting fabric, satin, lace.
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