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i love the colours & print of this fabric, but when i started sewing it, i couldn’t help but got reminded of old granny’s jackets. :D it’s not that far off, since this quilted jersey fabric is also 100% polyester. if only there isn’t the print & popping colours, let’s say if it’s a cream coloured quilted fabric instead, you can easily imagine an old granny wearing it as an in-between-seasons jacket.
i also had been meaning to use this new lace zipper. the nicest thing about it is that you sew the zipper on top of the fabric–just like any other exposed zipper–so it’s pretty handy for a lazy seamstress like me. the zipper i got was 50 cm long, and it’s the kind that you can open completely from the bottom (= jacket zipper). so to jazz up this granny fabric, i decided to combine the two and make a pencil skirt.
as i was sewing it, i got struck by yet another idea to make this skirt a bit less grandma-ish and more ‘me’. so in went the pink tulle fabric! that’s where the name ‘peekaboo grandma’ comes from. the fabric is otherwise granny-like, but thanks to the peekaboo factor from the tulle, it becomes a different kind of grandma!
i used Burda pattern no. 7660 and modified it as i went along. made the necklaces myself as well. ;)
also posted on my blog.