Sewing from my stash - TwinkleSews Mash-up

Added Jul 31, 2010

by yummy

Toronto, Canada

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Description

I am still trying to deplete my stash! I started out making the Skyline Skirt (an 8 panel skirt) from the Twinkle Sews: 25 Handmade Fashions from the Runway to Your Wardrobe (yay, my library had a copy complete with CD.) While out shopping I saw a similar skirt but it had a wide waist yoke and I decided to try and alter the one I was working on. I used the yoke from the A Plus A-Line Pattern and somehow got them to go together in a respectable way. I hand sewed the invisible zipper after reading that the Selfish Seamstress is doing this. Wondering why anyone would want to, I tried it and was amazed by the control over the stitch placement and how nicely the fabric comes together when the zipper is closed (2nd picture.) I will probably hand sew all my invisible zips from now on.

Material Notes

Some black fabric (light wool blend?) that sat in my stash for well over a year w/out gathering a wrinkle then wrinkled like crazy when I started using it, as you can see in the pictures. We’ll see what it looks like after a day at work. I found it at Value Village and might have paid $3 or $4 for the whole piece – there was almost 2 metres but it turned out to have a lot of flaws in it when I laid it out to cut the pattern. But, there was enough for the skirt. Lining is also from my stash.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Business
Material
Blends

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    Aug 2, 2010, 09.01 PMby lilioleana

    It’s very nice, looks perfect for work. But I am a little puzzled: only the last photo is showing black fabric. Is that the second skirt or something happened with photos- the rest look grey?

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