In case you think I have been slacking on the sewing front since I returned from vacation I am here to report that, actually, I have been quite the busy bee with sewing related activities. I am very pleased with my latest skirt.
It’s made from Vogue 2647, one of those wardrobe patterns, designed by Adri. It is now out of print but if you happen to come across it, I do think that it is worth taking a second look just for the skirt. This is the second time I have made it (you can see my first version in this post). I like the simplicity of the sleek, no-waistband, A-line style (which I think flatters most people) but it has some nice details.
The button and loop back closure above the invisible zipper
The front slit
The fabric is 100% cotton, called Artiste Tweed, purchased from Vogue Fabrics and I have used some thick buttonhole thread for the topstitching to complement the black of the tweedy colouring. I lined it with black bemberg rayon (my favourite kind of lining).
More sewing news from me is that I have signed up for Jennifer Stern’s online course, on Pattern Review, called Blue Print to Blue Jeans. This is my first venture into getting a jeans pattern to fit – not easy! So far I have made a couple of muslins which I am tinkering about with but more about this when I actually have something made.
In the meantime, while the course is progressing, I have also been working on Simplicity 2339 – the Amazing Fit shirt. I had forgotten how MUCH WORK there is in making a shirt. Collar and stand, front placket, setting in sleeves, buttonholes - all so tricksy to get just perfect.
So, I have got a lot of difficult stuff going on - I hope it’s going to be worth it!
In the meantime, A Very Happy Easter to you all!
4 days ago
I love this skirt! The black stitching really looks wonderful.ReplyDelete
I also like your skirt very much and love the colour. I'm also waiting to see photos of the Amazing Fit 2339 blouse you are making. I might try that one next autumn/winter.ReplyDelete
Happy Easter, Eugenia!
Sooo pretty! I like the purple-ish color, the skirt looks terrific!ReplyDelete
It's very nice. I love your fabric choice. I wouldn't have guessed it was cotton. The first thing I thought was "tweed."ReplyDelete
Well, Busy Bee, Your skirt looks great. I may have that pattern since I like Adri. I'll check because I like the lines - classy with some detail.ReplyDelete
Very neat...love your fabricReplyDelete
Very cute skirt! That fabric is great and will now have to google it (!).ReplyDelete
I understand about the blouse work, I'm in the same blouse boat and it's a slow one. The next time it seems like a good idea to make a collar with stand, I'll walk away...
The color is gorgeous. I'm definitely a fan of a line skirts. Happy Easter!ReplyDelete
NICE NICE, that I had to say it twice :)ReplyDelete
That is a very pretty skirt. I really love the purple tweed.ReplyDelete
Well done! It is perfection on you.ReplyDelete
Super cute! Great fit and I love the color!ReplyDelete
Very nice skirt! And looking forward to seeing your shirt!ReplyDelete
Really cute, I am in love with purple lately and the topstitching looks great :)ReplyDelete
A great skirt! I made quite a similar one, but from burda. I love the colour:-)ReplyDelete
Very nice skirt!! I really like the fabric you chose. :]ReplyDelete
I do not enjoy making blouses due to the amount of work involved. So why do I have at least 4 shirtdresses on my to-sew list?ReplyDelete
Love the skirt, especially the topstitching accents!
Beautiful! Color and fabric chosen highlights much the value of the skirt, love the contrast stitching.ReplyDelete
Great looking skirt. I love it with the boots!ReplyDelete
Lovely skirt. I love the colour and the way you have neatly sewed the button and the zipper. Very nice work!ReplyDelete
Great looking skirt, the fabric is so pretty.ReplyDelete
I love the skirt! Looks great on you.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous color and super fit!ReplyDelete
What a great skirt and I love your attention to the details! I totally get why you've made this skirt again!ReplyDelete
Very nice, and I love the topstitchig!ReplyDelete
Eugenia, I love this skirt and all the details of it, as well as the beautiful fabric!ReplyDelete
I can relate to the blouse with collar and collarband, but it so worth it when you complete them. That last white blouse I made, I worn so much already that I need to make another!
Also, I'm participating in the Blue print to Blue Jeans class too and can't wait to complete it! Good Luck to you!
Great skirt..love your fabric choice!ReplyDelete
That skirt is beautiful and the detail is amazing. I think my favorite part is the button loop closure on the back. Lovely.ReplyDelete
I just love the color of this skirt and it is very flattering. Happy Easter to you too!ReplyDelete
Terrific skirt. Oh, I hope you enjoy the jeans class. Let us know. Happy Easter!ReplyDelete
Oooh, I love the zipper treatment on that skirt. That and the topstiching really make it special.ReplyDelete
That is some impeccable stitching!! Lovely skirt and love the two Burda shirts, too!ReplyDelete
Wow, you are on a purple binge. I might have to raid your closet! Beautiful skirt.ReplyDelete
What a cute skirt. I really like the dark topstitching, too.ReplyDelete