Saturday, 3 October 2015
Scrap Skirt One - The ( Faux ) Luxe Version .
I`m continuing on with clearing out scraps . I don`t like waste and also find it a creative challenge to make the most with what I have. I have had a small piece of ( faux silk ) satin in my cupboard for a looong time that was just not big enough to do anything with .It was starting to bug me what I could use it for . For some reason I thought it might make a nice skirt flounce . I pulled out my navy blue fabrics and found the best match was with the ( faux ) suede a leftover from making my Mum a pair of pants and matching sleeveless jacket 13 years ago !
I then found three flounce skirt patterns but chose one from Burda April 2005 - this is the same issue that has the twist top that was really popular 10 years ago .
I changed the skirt a bit - it had a zip on the side and the skirt front had a centre seam with a split at the bottom. I changed the skirt so the back had a centre seam allowing the zip and split to be in the back.
I finished the skirt last week and was able to wear it out a couple of nights later to Hamlet at the local Arts Centre . I wore it with the navy charmeuse top I sewed earlier in the year and felt quite appropriately dressy and swishy . Unfortunately though it did not help me understand Shakespeare any easier although by the second half I worked out the plot . ( I didn`t study Hamlet at school - we did Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice ) .
I am in the midst of making another scrap skirt - this will be more a day / casual version but it is taking a bit longer because I am going to embellish it . And there is still some suede/ satin fabric leftover which I am hoping will be enough for a bag !
Happy Sewing Janine.