general adventures in craftiness

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Tulip Skirt

I still hadn't sewn up the olive green linen that I scored from Fabric Depot a couple of weeks back, so yesterday I cut out the Tulip Skirt pattern by Jenny Gordy that was in the fall 2008 issue of Stitch magazine. Due to the time change, I woke up pretty early this morning and decided to start sewing up the skirt. The pattern was pretty simple to follow, though I think the placket instructions weren't completely correct. You are supposed to cut out two plackets and two placket facings, but the directions only seem to address one placket. There didn't seem to be any errata for this particular skirt, but I was able to figure it out easily enough. The only mods I made included adding topstitching on the waistband and placket and using five buttons instead of four. This linen was a dream to work with and holds an excellent drape. I think the skirt turned out cute and will be perfect for wearing with tights and boots.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Asymmetrical Fold Skirt

I finished my asymmetrical fold skirt yesterday afternoon. I think it turned out great and I love the contrast between the denim and the Coriander fabric. Just a heads up if you're going to make this skirt–the pattern pieces for the skirt facing are shorter for the left and right sides than the actual skirt. Make sure you measure and make adjustments before cutting out the facing pieces.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Time for a Skirt

I spent a lot of time at Bolt yesterday afternoon trying to find some good prints for this skirt featured on the cover of Stitch Magazine. It was difficult to find fabric with the color scheme that I wanted for fall and winter. Most things seemed to fall in the pastel range. So, then I decided to go for denim with Alexander Henry Coriander as my contrasting fabric. I'll start this project as soon as the fabric is out of the dryer.

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