Monday, July 16, 2012

A Spring In My Step

With the kids all back to school, the house clean and tidy, baking done and washing folded and put away, thanks to a record breaking 22.4 deg Celsius Sunday and matching Monday, it is time to start back where I left off.    I am under no illusions that despite the appearance of daffodils and the manic gardening and car washing by my neighbours, that this spring like weather will not continue, so I have made another wool skirt.



Since I have already made 3 versions of Vogue 1247, I thought it was time to try something new.  This time, thanks to my visit to the library with the kids, I have made the Colette Meringue.   The fabric I had chosen is a battleship grey wool flannel that I picked up on this op shop trip and some grey satin lining that I picked up on this op shop trip.  I only had a small amount of the wool, so was limited in my pattern choices. 

Now for the most part, I really like this skirt.  I changed the pattern slightly, to include a back zip instead of a side zip because it suits my shape better and added lining, but other than that, this is a simple A line skirt.  The thing that I have discovered in the making of this skirt though, is that I prefer a waist band to a facing because I find the skirt sits better on me.  Oh well, lesson learned, next time and there will be a next time, I will put a waistband on.

I have to say, I am quite impressed with this book and there is at least two more projects I am keen to try, but they will be projects for the summer.

6 comments:

  1. Cute outfit! Can't remember when I last saw a daffodil growing...must be years and years ago. Enjoy!

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  2. Still admiring your top :-) I love the scallops around the hem of the skirt, altogether a great outfit.

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  3. I really like those scallops along the hemline, a cute little feature!
    Thanks for your nice comment on my photography, and in reply; if the natural light is so dim you are losing all the details and colour in your shots; you can decreasing the shutter speed on your camera. In other words; a longer exposure time which lets in more light to the camera and lightens the shot. Another alternative is to use the flash; this can *sometimes* look fantastic but personally? I nearly always prefer the shots without it. But very occasionally the flash used outdoors surprises me with a really great result.

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  4. it is such a good feeling to have the garden and house in order and you must be relieved that your sick daughter too is much better - that sounded bad. GOod idea to borrow this book from the library - I must check to see if our library service has it too. You have done a good job on the scallops - very smooth curves.

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  5. Thank you for your comments. I like the scallops too. This skirt would otherwise be quite boring without them. The top is my new favourite. Nothing like a bright coloured top to cheer up a dull day.

    My daughter is now back in full health. I realised this yesterday when she returned from walking the 4km home from school and told me she was going for a run....always a good sign! It has been two weeks though. This is one flu you don't want to get.

    Thank you Carolyn for your photography tips. I find it challenging at this time of the year and am determined to get the hang of my camera and stop relying so much on the automatic features.

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  6. You sound very organised with your house management. I actually bought this book, rather like it, but have made nothing from it yet, However, your skirt is very tempting and looks terrific with the fuscia top.

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