Added Jul 31, 2010
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.
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.
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