Monday, June 29, 2015

Tennis Anyone?




I made a new skirt using M'Calls 6842.  Actually I made this skirt early in May.  You may have seen it appear in my Me Made May photos.  I am a little behind in some areas of my blogging.



My original plan was to make Sewaholic Hollyburn which had been sitting in my stash for a while.  After partially completing it, I realised it was the most unflattering of styles on me, so I did something I haven't done in a very long time and scrapped the entire thing. It was a little sad given the cost of Sewaholic patterns and my aversion to waste but the only saving grace was using op shop fabric.  It was one of those, thank goodness for wearable, or in this case, unwearable muslin, moments!  I whipped out the zip and started again with this pattern, which I have been keen to try for quite some time.  Both the fabric and the lining were op shop acquisitions and the zip was rescued from an old clothing item.


The skirt is quite the fabric hog given it is basically a circle skirt.
I cut the skirt to a size 10, grading to a size 12 at the hips and added length to the mini version to end up with a just above the knee hem. My daughter has labelled this skirt a tennis skirt but I am unfazed, so much so, that I will be making another.




6 comments:

  1. This skirt look Great on you!
    PS I feel your pain - scrapping a pattern (especially an expensive indie pattern that everyone seems to be raving about) plus tossing the fabric is so annoying. (been there, done that - ugh)

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    1. Thank you! Thankfully it doesn't happen often.

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  2. I think your skirt looks great and it always feels great to sew a winner after you've had to scrap a project. Look forward to seeing version 2.

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    1. I think sewing a winner was essential after that episode!

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  3. Gorgeous outfit, the skirt looks lovely on you, I love your blouse too!

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