Sunday, February 8, 2009

Blue Skirt Photo Shoot

BWOF 11-2008-104 is finished! I love this skirt!



I love it so much in fact, that I've already cut another one!

Excuse the wrinkles, the photos were taken right after sitting for two hours in church.

I cut a size 46 and made no adjustments to the pattern. The finished skirt turned out perfect through the hips- maybe even a tad loose with pantyhose on underneath. The waist was very loose, so I had to do some "doctoring" on it. After the skirt was finished, I opened up the waistband at the side seam and at the button end. I inserted a 1" wide piece of elastic (cut two inches shorter than the finished back half of the waistband) and anchored it by stitching across the waistband at the right side seam and right next to the button. Then I stitched the waistband closed again. So now I have a skirt with a flat, fitted waistband in the front and a slightly elasticised waistband in the back. I love it! The band hugs my waist and still expands as I move or as my waist "fluctuates" throughout the day.

I wore this to work the other day and it was comfortable and fresh looking all day! I give it an A+.

The fabric is a light-weight turquoise and black mini-houndstooth. The hand is comparable to a rayon challis- very drapey. I've already cut a second version in a brown moleskin. I wanted to use something a little more substantial to show off the lines a little better. I might topstitch the front panels and the angled seam at the top of the side flounce. I think this would also look really cute in denim.

I also have an idea for this skirt using cotton prints. You will most definately be seeing it again!

11 comments:

Julia said...

It turned out great! I'm looking forward to seeing it in the other fabrics, too.

Meg said...

I love that skirt!

Dawn said...

I'm stalking you, lol. I commented at PR too but I really like it.

kbenco said...

It turned out so well. I like this skirt better on you than in the magazine, I too am looking forward to the print version.
Karen

Tamara said...

I absolutely love that skirt on you! It looks great. I think I might have to hunt down this issue.

Anonymous said...

I love the skirt. LOVE IT. But i think you should raise the hemline JUST a little bit, just for a better total body proportion. But really, if you did nothing I still like it better than anything in my closet.

Caitlin said...

So cute! I just cut out fabric for mine. I love seeing yours, especially since I couldn't get a real feel for what it'd look like from the magazine.

Mommyof2girlz said...

Love it! It turned out great and the color is awesome.

Lisa H. said...

Wow,what a beautiful skirt.You did a good job.

Hannah Beth said...

That is a very nice skirt. The color looks amazing on you!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.