Saturday, September 3, 2016

Black Pleather/Ponti Skirt




I had a rather large piece of ponti pleather left over from my ponti/pleather pants.  After seeing Stylearc's Charlie Stretch Woven Skirt, I decided that this was what my leftovers would become.  I didn't have the patience to wait for delivery of the pattern though and am also feeling a little guilty about the volume of sewing patterns currently making their way into my stash.  It was time to put pen to paper, or in my case Sharpie to plastic.



I started with my tnt Lindy Petal Skirt pattern which is a free pattern by Itch to Stitch.  The back and waistband were both used in my new skirt pattern.  Because of fabric limitations with the pleather, I added a strip of remnant ponti at the side back.  The yoke and pocket pieces were both traced from my jeans pattern.  I added faux front pockets and a faux fly front.



I finished the waist with elastic encased inside the waist band as per the Lindy Petal Skirt instructions.



I am really happy with the resulting skirt.  It was intended as a winter skirt but will also transition nicely into spring.








10 comments:

  1. You did a fantastic job on the skirt - I thought it was the Style Arc Charlie before I read your post!

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    1. Thank you! I could have bought the Stylearc pattern but probably would have only made it once. It made more sense to just draft my own based on what I had.

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  2. Well done in working with what you've got (aka wielding a Sharpie) - the result looks great: very Charlie-like, and I love the contrast panels on the sides :).

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    1. Thanks! I didn't have enough for either so it was more a matter of working with what I had.

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  3. I love this. I actually bought the Stylearc pattern and fabric set (also pleather, but not quite as shiny) a few months. It is next on my list. Did you make the top are you wearing?

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    1. It does look really shiny doesn't it in the photos? In real life it isn't quite so much, thankfully! Yes I did make the top. It is a Burdastyle. You can read more about it:

      http://fabricepiphanies.blogspot.co.nz/2016/03/burdastyle-woven-tee.html

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  4. Great use of scraps - I really like your attention to detail where the back pockets are .

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  5. Great looking skirt with lovely details. So clever to work with what you had to create your vision. Well done!

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