Tuesday, July 13, 2010
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.