Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Finished Skirt - Simplicity 4236 - view C

The last skirt I made with Simplicity 4236 came together so easily that I had to make it again.

I bought this pretty fabric in India in February. It was $1 a meter (umm sorry, I know how annoying I must sound!) and I bought it explicitly to make a flared skirt of some kind.

As I've noted before, this is a simple skirt to make, with just one pattern piece, and the waistband finished with twill tape. I complicated it somewhat, as all my seams are Hong-kong finished. (I'll take a photo later to show you the inside.) The skirt is also lined - I used the same pattern piece, but took some fullness out of the lining. The lining is all French seams, for extra-niceness. For the lining, I used some thin cotton voile that I also bought in India. It is very sheer, but the cotton feels much nicer than a synthetic would.

Final comment - I do really like taking pictures on my balcony, but since I face a ton of buildings, they must think I'm the weirdest person in the world as I run back and forth from my tripod, messing with the settings, and taking 20-odd pictures.


anuradha said...

It looks beautiful!When you bought the material ,i did'nt think it was GREAT,you perceive things better!

Amy said...

Pretty skirt! My neighbors must think I'm nuts too when I run around my yard posing for photographs :)

Summerset said...

Fun skirt - love the print and bright colors!

Karin van D. said...

Cute skirt, I love the fabric, so bright and fun.

I take pictures everywhere. In parking lots, on the road, next to crowded roads, in our garden. I think there have been lots of people who thought I was nuts or famous ;-)