Skirting the issue
I’m sure there are plenty of other things I should be doing, like vacuuming, or mopping a floor, but instead, today I’m going to mess with skirts. My friend, Gaylen, gave me a little sewing gift last night: two new Vogue skirt patterns. (Thank you, Gaylen!) One I had on my wish list, the other I completely overlooked but love.
This is the one I was looking for that she found for me, and which I will start with – Vogue 8296:
I’ll be making view A, the far left one. The skirt description from the pattern is “Lined, semi-fitted, bias cut skirt, slightly flared, has side zipper and grosgrain ribbon waistline facing.” View A is below mid-knee, and view C (far right) is mid-calf.
I love the asymetrical lines in the seams and think they will be very flattering on my shape, but I didn’t realize the seams had raw edges on the outside. We’ll see how this works for me considering that one of the fabrics I want to use doesn’t
play fray nicely. Suggested fabrics are lightweight woolens, synthetic suede, lightweight crepe and charmeuse. I wasn’t planning on using any of those. I have a brown poly twill (I guess that’s what it is) that I wanted to use first, then a lovely purple stretch denim (which would look nice with the raw edges.) So we will be experimenting.
The other skirt is Vogue 8040:
View B and A (left and center) are the ones I want to make. Here, suggested fabrics are silk-like crepe, challis, crepe de chine, charmeuse, and double georgette. Not sure yet which fabric from my stash I’ll use. I’d like to use up some of what I have already before buying something new. (Yeah, I know, famous last words and all that.)
Okay, off to get started.