Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Silver Bows


I just wish I made it a little longer.

By this time I thought I'd have a pair of high waisted shorts to show you, but alas, life has other plans. I've set down the shorts in exchange for a simple circle skirt. I've been lusting for a new addition to the wardrobe and when I saw this organza on sale, I couldn't help myself.

I'm pretty much crazy for circle skirts, I love the way they hang off the body and gracefully glide with your movements. I especially love their versatility for any occasion. Okay, and they don't usually give you a headache to make!

I ordered the Doris Top top from Pinup Girl Clothing to specifically go with this skirt until I get to making the top I intend to pair it with.

This skirt wasn't without its hiccups. To start, I was being vain and decided that a 28" waist was my size (it was over summer and into fall!), when in reality, it's a 30 at the moment. So, in one of the photos below, you can see where I had to add a few extra inches to the waistband.




Here, I tried out a new technique, I stitched in the ditch in order to finish off the waistband cleanly on the inside of the skirt. You can see a little hiccup just to the left, but other than that I think it turned out nicely and am happy to check that skill off on my list.

This is the most embarrassing part of the skirt..aside from the small tear that needs mending, but there was no way I could leave it out of this post. I was so concerned with the top lining up perfectly, the I completely neglected the bottom of the waistband. It's off by sooo much! GAH!! 
The zipper is something I'm pretty proud of, I ironed the teeth down in order to get my stitches as close as possible to the zipper teeth. It looks pretty good to me!



To hem the skirt, I just rolled it as it went through the machine. Next time, I think I'm going to use this method Sarai posted on The Coletterie.
Do you use a similar hemming method? Which is your favorite?

Overall, I can check off two techniques, a properly inserted invisible zipper, and a waistband finished off cleanly inside the skirt. The next thing I want to do is have the zipper properly hidden between the outer and lining fabric, but because the outer was sheer on this project, I didn't think it was necessary.

P.S.
My momma bought me that dress form for Christmas, it's come in handy!

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