Anyway, onto my latest project. Not only is this the first skirt that I've made, but I drafted the pattern myself. It's nothing too intricate, just an A-line skirt with side zip, but nonetheless, it fit perfect without me needing to make any alterations and looks really sweet, I think.
|Boots - Dr Martens, Tights - Primark, Skirt - Homemade,|
Jumper - Wallis (via charity shop), Denim shirt - Hubby's
I used a different technique to that used before in order to fit the zip. The result is that it took me a little bit more time, but is the best zip result I've ever had. I subsequently used the same technique to replace the zip in my favourite vintage dress, and it resulted in equally perfect results. Since the material is bulky I didn't make a waistband, I just overstitched the top so that the lining didn't roll out, and I also handstitched the hem so that the sewing machine didn't leave a visible line in the thick material.
It's nice to have made something different to a dress, and to have such pleasing results on my return to dressmaking after such a long break. I couldn't wait until tomorrow to share it with you, but I'm still going to be cheeky and link this up to Lakota's Ta-dah Tuesday because it's certainly my Ta-dah of the week.
The eagle eyed of you may have noticed that I took the scissors to something else too, yep my fringe. Gives something of a 1920s look don't you think? I'm pleased, now I can get on with growing it.