Sunday, November 15, 2009

Red Wool Skirt

That's not my belly hanging over the top of the skirt! It's just the unfortunate way I was trying to hold my top out of the way. (Really!)

I am pleased with this skirt, Simplicity 9825.

I trusted the measurements on the pattern and cut out the proper size (16) even though it seemed way too large. It fits like a glove. Which makes me wonder if I'm really that large!

The yoke is comfortable and sits perfectly, though I really thought I wouldn't like a skirt without an elastic waist.

I hand-picked the invisible zipper. It's not great. I'll need to get a picture of it to post later. I tend to insert zippers too high - I'll need to make a mental note to adjust that tendency next time.

The skirt is unlined, only because I didn't have any suitable lining (and didn't want to wait until I had the time to drive the 45 minutes to the nearest fabric store - Hancock's). I'll insert a lining next time.

I think I'll be making more of these skirts in a variety of fabric.


RuthieK said...

What a lovely skirt. FWIW I think you made the right call with the matching red topstitching, it makes the skirt more versatile.

Huskerbabe said...

I love it! It's really cute how you're wearing it. I can also see it with a black and white houndstooth jacket and black boots. What do you think?
I may have to try and make one for myself.

K-Sue said...

It turned out really well. I have this same pattern, all cut out last year, but never sewn up. Maybe the time has come. Thank you for showing it.

Remnant said...

Hey, thanks for the comments!

Ruthie, I'm learning to follow my gut. But I also don't want to "play it safe" all the time. I'm hoping to learn how to add artistic touch to what I make. I guess not everything needs embellishment.

Huskerbabe, I love your styling! Now, I just need the items....maybe I can try to make a jacket, too.

Sue, I'd love to see your finished skirt (do it!). It helps me when I see how other people use a pattern.

Gail said...

I've just stumbled upon your blog. You sew some lovely garments and I'm partial to red. Will look out for you.

Sharon said...

Can't go wrong with a red skirt! Especially paired with black tights and top - timeless. The skirt fits you very nicely.

Remnant said...

Thank you Gail and Sharon. I appreciate your kind comments.

I added your blogs to my Google Reader feed.