Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Several Skirts

There hasn't been much sewing in the last couple of days; we've been doing some extensive yard work but I did sew three skirts earlier in the month when it looked as if spring would never arrive.

First up is the Hollyburn skirt in brown corduroy (and a view of my hallway in desparate need of spring cleaning. Ah well, if spring isn't coming, why should I clean?!?)

I made the middle length skirt, but next time I will make the shortest version since I ended up shortening this one quite a bit. I will also make the waistband a little narrower. That short-waisted business again. Erf.

This skirt is from Schnittvision (if you visit the link, you'll have to scroll down until you find the green skirt. I could not 'capture' the skirt on its own). I quite liked the idea of using the striped corduroy in the yoke running perpendicular to the main part of the skirt.

As Schnittvision patterns are downloadable to your measurements, they fit quite well. Happily I can wing it without the instructions because I do not read German that well. And while the Geek is German, she has never sewn so she doesn't understand what it is the instructions are trying to say.
The third skirt is in a rust-coloured corduroy (I was tired of wearing my wool skirts, not because they were wool but because they signified winter! to my winter-weary mind) like the others are.
I found the pattern in a thrift store and while it looks familiar, there is no brand name that I could see on the envelope.
Taking inspriation from other creative individuals on the net, I lined the waistbanc with a coordinating print. Having those numbers handy may help me with my math at some point.

I have another (corduroy) skirt cut out, and another couple planned, but thankfully the weather has warmed up, so I can move on to some other fabrics that say 'spring', (or even better, 'summer')!

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