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.