Friday, June 5, 2009

date skirt

I think last year was supposed to be the year I made a ton of skirts. That didn't work out so well. I started in on the fabric I'd reserved for all of them last week.
Up first - a red linen bias cut with elastic waist. The pattern was drafted by laying a well fitting skirt I already had on the fabric and cutting a little wider for seam allowances. It worked out pretty well. A little snug at the waist, but otherwise it looks fine. I won't be tucking a shirt into it, so I'm calling it good.
The fabric came embellished with the ribbon. Found in the clearance bin at JoAnn for $1.00/yd.
What's a fancy little date skirt without a fancy little date bag?
The pattern is from Linda Lee. I'm happy with the results, but there were errors in the cutting directions and the zipper instructions were seriously lacking. If you're new to zippers, ask someone for help with this one. I lined it with a toile pattern from my fat quarter stash.

Below is the worst picture I've ever taken of a finished project. It was supposed to show how the strap goes through the loop(that's on the left above) to make the bag small and dainty. There's a fabric rosette where the two come together.

Moving on, just a close up of the cool ribbon detail on the fabric.

Basia's babysitting tonight. I'm wearing the skirt even if our date consists of shopping at Costco.
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Carol said...

I will testify that bag is the most darling thing in person. And of it challenged Martha Mac, the rest of us should step away.

Rebekah said...

what a cute skirt! I really like the ribbon embellishment...I'm just about to embark on skirt sewing for the first time