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.

4 comments:

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 ;-)