With all the summer sunshine, staying inside sewing hasn't been happening as much as maybe I'd like but here in Canada we have to enjoy it while its here! I did however complete this unfinished project and I love it!
This skirt became an unfinished project when it was almost done and then I realized that I wanted pockets. Let's face it, I always want pockets. So instead of getting right at it and taking it apart, I tossed aside for awhile. It happens...right?
I used McCalls 6706, a now favorite pattern but it doesn't have pockets. sad face. I added a back seam so that the zipper could be moved from the side seam to the back, making it possible to put my beloved pockets in. The front and back pieces of this pattern are the same piece so I didn't cut the back piece on the fold and added 1/2 inch for seam allowance. Fairly easy. I'm not sure why I didn't tackle it sooner....
The fabric I used is actually a drapery fabric and it's very sheer, so I underlined it with a cotton sateen, treating them as one piece. I love the volume it created. I also made it longer then the pattern because I wanted the stripes to be balanced and I think it is a chic length. For these pics, I paired it with a simple grey tee to tone down the dressiness. This skirt may be a little over the top but I feel so great in it!
|Skirt:self-made Tee:Joe Fresh Shoes:Walmart|
This is beautiful Margo! I really love the fullness of it, and yellow is a great colour this season - all the cool girls are making with it. :-)ReplyDelete
The stripes are perfect! I love this summery skirt!ReplyDelete
So pretty, love that you wore it with a tshirt!ReplyDelete
I don't think there is anything over the top about this skirt - except that it is over the top great. Love the stripes and the fullness you have achieved with the underlining. Good decision to lenghten it to allow for balance. It's a win!ReplyDelete
Thanks Kristy! It feels great when a garment is a "win"!Delete
WOW, thats so gorgeous and so simple. If you don't mid me saying, it looks very JCrew.ReplyDelete
this skirt style is so spot-on in style right now, and yours really looks fabulous.
I may have to get this pattern, it looks very cute on you.
I don't mind it being compared to J Crew at all! Thanks Becki!Delete
I love it! It's just the right length and looks great with the T-shirt.ReplyDelete
I love, love, love this skirt - if it were mine (and if it were summer) I'm sure I'd be LIVING in it :). Such a refreshing look...ReplyDelete
Ahhh, just found your blog b/c I was looking for reviews on this pattern, just lovely, everything you make. I have a fabric with a design similar to your skirt using the Eiffle fabric...the print runs from selvedge to selvedge. So I assume this pattern can be used for that type of pattern???? I have skirt patterns that are more like a circle skirt and they will not work on that type of print...Thanks!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Cat! This pattern is perfect for prints with straight lines of pattern. I must remember to share that tip with readers the nest time I make it! Thanks for visiting and come back any time :)Delete
This skirt it absolutely gorgeous!! The fabric really makes this skirt I love it.ReplyDelete
Wow! I just found your blog and I'm loving your style! Where do you buy your fabrics? This fabric is stunning, and a lot like something I've been looking for for a while. Go gorgeous!ReplyDelete