Friday, August 15, 2008

Blue fabric, White Ribbon

Preparing to leave, I've had a lot of projects to finish up. One of those was to finally make a skirt I'd been wanting to make. Awhile back, I found some nice blue fabric at Walmart, and picked up a pretty skirt pattern at one of Hobby Lobby's "McCall's patterns for $1" sales. However, other sewing took precedence, so it just sat in my cabinet for quite a while.

Finally, I sat down yesterday and made the skirt. It's fairly easy, with just two skirt pieces and 3 waistband pieces. The pattern I used was McCall's 4875. I really like how full the skirt is - perfect for twirling! =) One thing I would change next time, however. The skirt closes using a hook and eye on the front waistband, and tying on the back waistband. It's fitted at the waist, so in order to get it on, the side seams are open a few inches down. I found that these openings gaped open, so I sewed one up and put tiny snaps on the other one. Next time I think I'd just put a zipper in one side and leave the other one without the opening.

To make the skirt a little more special than just plain (though I do like solid-colored skirts!) I added white ribbon at the bottom. I used it like bias tape, folding it on either side of the bottom and sewing it so that I didn't have to hem it. The skirt is nice and light, and I like the color, as it goes with almost anything.

You can make a dressy outfit wearing a skirt and blouse,

or a more casual one with a t-shirt. It looks great either way!


Sydney said...

Oh, so lovely, Anna! You look so beautiful in it!!! I like how you added the ribbon at the bottom...very nice touch. It does look good either way...I also love those kinds of skirts. Just dress 'em up or dress 'em down. :-)

Shalom! :-)

Zoe said...

That is so pretty!
Ah yea, that is the joy of skirts... You can make it either casual or dressy depending on the shirt.

Ella said...

The blouse you are wearing is lovely!! So is the skirt =)

Rebekah S. said...

Dearest Anna,

As you can tell, I've not been faithful in my comment duties lately! :(

I LOVE that skirt! You are such a talented seamstress! And to put that lace on the bottom...what a great finishing touch! The blouse you're wearing with it is really pretty as well! You really did a great job.

I love those $1 sales! Simplicity patterns were on sale for $1 each at Hancock the other day, and I picked up this really pretty dress pattern. I'm trying to work on my sewing skills(as I know it's really important to know how to sew!), so I hope this pattern helps me in that endeavor! :) I'll probably post pics when I'm done, so be sure to check those out on my blog when you can.

Thanks for sharing!


Anonymous said...

It is very lovely!

Maria Pauline said...

I like it!

Sammybunny said...

It's beautiful! I hope that you get settled in in your new dorm and college!