Tuesday, June 7, 2011
I finally had a chance to finish my long awaited doiley skirt yesterday morning....
....and my favourite thing about it is..... (well, other than the super gorgeous fabric from Michelle)
I'm a pocket girl. Can't leave the house without lip balm and tissues and my phone in my pocket.
The skirt ended up being a hybrid of various designs.
I initially made myself a pattern in January of this year based on the a-line skirt in Sew What Skirts. As my weight constantly fluctuates, I had a bit of a problem with the final fitment and had to take in the side seams a little.
I desperately needed pockets, so I took the pocket pattern from the Too Cute Tunic Dress in Pip's Sew La Tea Do book, and inserted it into the side seams of the skirt.
I drafted my own facing pieces and interfaced them to make sure that they sit nicely at the front and back. The zip at the back isn't perfect, but it's completely adequate for me.
Guess what I'm wearing out the door today?