Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday night sew in results

Yay! One more item off the to-sew list. Announcing your intent on your blog is evidently really good pressure to get it done.

So this is my pencil skirt. Simplicity 3631.


- The color and texture of the fabric. I bought this fabric in NY, it was a remnant in a bin, and I paid either $1 or $2 for it. (I'd spent a ridiculous amount of time at this store, and I think the guy just wanted me out of there. )
- Inner construction details. French seams throughout, a fun lining color, and lace at the hem. (I'm wearing the skirt right now, but I'll try to remember to take photos of this at some point.)


- The skirt is a bit snug (I cut the right size, but used French seams, and I think I use more than 5/8 of an inch when I do that.)
- This skirt sits right at my waist, but since it has a narrow waistband, it doesn't feel contemporary + high-waisted, it feels 80s and high-waisted.
- Darts in the front - I think this just serves to emphasize my tummy.
- Zipper in the side seam. There's a center back seam, I'm not sure why the zipper isn't there instead. It is near-impossible (for me, atleast) to get a smooth zipper over the hip area. This one isn't bad, but it isn't great either.

For the record - while these photos are making me look exceptionally shapeless, I think the top is responsible for most of that. This top is honestly only meant to be worn under a jacket (if at all.)

Back view:

Side view:


KID, MD said...

Lovely color! This is a great skirt, but I'm with you on the front darts and side seam zip. Neither one ever makes me happy!

Candice said...

Lovely skirt and the color is wonderful....

connie said...

Love the shaping and the colour! It looks great Reethi!