I have managed to complete the final project for 2012 - a little thrill that I can start 2013 all afresh . My middle daughter did not forget about the promised skirt she requested that I sew her. So ta da - here it is - in all its live modelled glory -yes my daughter agreed to have this photo taken ( after my youngest tricked her and took a photo anyway !)
I used Kwik Sew 3637 , a yoked circle skirt . The fabric is a Japanese cotton lawn from Spotlight - it actually has a nice hand and is reminiscent of Liberty but without the accompanying $40/metre price tag. ( I mean it is not as good as Liberty but still a really good substitute ) .Bonus my fabric was on special for only $7.99/metre and there were lots of patterns and colours to choose from .
The skirt was really simple to sew -it only has two pieces - a yoke- cut out four times and skirt piece- cut twice . I did make a couple of small changes . I lined the skirt with dark blue cotton voile and surprisingly I found some navy blue ready made piping in my stash which added a nice little touch to the yoke. The only tricky bit of the skirt is the zipper and managing the lining and piping in this area . Also I overlocked the lower edge of the skirt and then made a narrow machine hem . It does take alot of fabric - size small uses 2.75 metres but the resulting softly cascading folds of fabric look lovely on her .
Well now I am truly ready to start sewing for me again - my pattern is traced and fabric washed and ironed all ready to go for next year . To everyone have a Happy New Year . Cheers Janine.