Friday, December 9, 2011

Selfish sewing

The Christmas gifts are almost DONE - what a great feeling! I can finally work on a project for myself that's been stewing in my mind for awhile. I fell in love with some peacock blue fine wale corduroy; a couple yards came home with me. I knew I wanted to make a skirt with it, but wasn't sure what style. I settled on a blend of these two skirts I saw online:

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Length, wide hem, back patch pockets and side pocket from this one...

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and front pockets with flaps from this one.

I'm not really following a pattern, kind of just winging it based on a basic pencil skirt pattern I have. Flat felled seams are new to me, and boy, do I love them!! They give a great detail to the skirt and look so professional - finished seams are always worth the effort.

The fly stumped me, so I'm moving the zip to the back and doing an invisible zipper. They're easy and familiar to me. There are about a dozen zippers in my sewing stash, and not one is an invisible zipper. So...back to the store. It's so frustrating when a project is held up for lack of some simple needed item. Hopefully there'll be a FO to show off soon!

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