I am done! DONE I am telling you! Here is a little flash forward to the end result...
Let's rewind... Why this project? 1)When I decided to start this blog, I had traveled on the world wide web to look at a few blogs. Then, I clicked on links and links and links and I ended up on GREAT blogs. I discovered that sewing was also paying attention to details. 2) I got really inspired. I am also currently going to a few job interviews and in need of corporate kind of clothing. 3) I watched Tim Gunn's TV show and it struck me that I didn't have any pencil skirt, one of his essentials. 4) In the last BURDASTYLE I purchased, they actually had one in the plus size department, that could hide my fatty bits. SO, I HAD TO DO THIS ONE!
I wanted to do it properly, especially as I got a GREAT fabric for it, way more expensive then usual. I is wool, and a little stretchy. A dark grey. For the lining, I chose a deep dark red color. The contrast is so so so nice. I have some leftover that I kept for later to make a cute little vest. In previous posts, you can see the first steps.
Today, I have sewn in the lining. Sadly, the pattern of the front didn't correspond to the measurements so I had to undo the foldings. I kind of fixed it with a double face iron on tape on the inside bit of the lining. I think it'll be fine.
My boyfriend even took a few pictures while I was sewing around the slit...
Focused eh? Anyway, here are the photos of the finished skirt. Enjoy!
Here you go. I hope you like it! Next is... A shirt dress with a Burberry kind of fabric! I cannot wait!