Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Back In Black


I put this off as long as I could but it became imperative that I made myself a new skirt when wearing my old ones started to look like I was wearing someone else's clothes.  Vogue 1247 was my starting point.  I cut my usual size in my pencil adaption and ran in the side seams considerably to get it to fit.  The fabric I chose was from my stash in faux leather which is actually some type of synthetic fabric and not pleather at all.  This is actually a good thing because I could imagine pleather being quite unpleasant to wear in summer weather.  There really isn't a lot to add about this skirt having made this version and the original pattern more times than I care to count. 

What can I say....this skirt was about as boring to make as it is to write about.  I would much rather make pretty dresses and challenging jackets than pencil skirts any day but my new resolve to make the type of clothing that I wear constantly, means that a black skirt was compulsory sewing.  It has also mean't that since completion a week ago that this skirt has now actually been worn 3-4 times already.   I may not actually like sewing pencil skirts but I do love this skirt!  The black faux leather lifts an otherwise unexciting skirt up a notch while still being work appropriate.



10 comments:

  1. I quite like a boring sew sometimes. Makes for a better stress buster for me. Anyway your skirt does not look boring because of the interesting fabric. I can imagine that unless lined synthetic pleather may not feel nice during any season but I have never used it.

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    1. I do like the new generation faux leather, it is so much nicer than the horrible pleather of past.

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  2. The fact that this is made of faux leather makes it all worthwhile.

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    1. I am a little slow on the faux leather band wagon but since it is everywhere, well, who am I to argue!

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  3. There is nothing boring about a well made and great fitting skirt. This looks like it will be a valuable addition to your work wardrobe.

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    1. It already is! I think I have worn it perhaps 2-3 times per week to date.

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  4. We all need good wardrobe staples and this is no exception, and it is a great looking and fitting skirt. Sometimes it is just good to make something that is an easy sew, then we're ready to tackle the next challenge.

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    1. True! I seem to be sewing a lot of self gratifying staples at the moment.

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  5. I don't think you can beat a black skirt. They provide the wall for a gallery of prints and styles.

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    1. This is true. I have a thing for print tops at the moment and black is the perfect compliment.

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