Saturday, May 21, 2016

Finished Project: Red Pencil Skirt

After attempting my first vintage pattern - the skirt in particular - several people on Facebook advised me to make my own pattern. Not only would I be able to make a perfect fit, I could also easily use this as a block pattern. The one tutorial that most people referred to, was the one from So Sew Easy.  Lo and behold my stunning results!

Back View - Look at that perfect little zipper!
I really like the tutorial from So Sew Easy, but the most feature I liked the most (and helped me the most) was without a doubt the excel file with calculations. You just pop your measurements in and voilà! You don't have to do the math anymore. But keep in mind that you still need to add your preferred seam allowance.

Detailed zipper view
For my version I originally planned to add a "beleg", but when examining the fabric, I thought it to be a little too see-through without a bit of lining. Off course I didn't take a full lining into account when I bought the fabric, so I had to be a little creative. The end result is something of a semi-lining: it's long enough to cover anything that needs to be covered, but isn't a full lining.

Side View
My creative lining-solution

I really, really like this skirt and hope that there will be a lot more hot and warm days so I can wear this to work!

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