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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Friday, August 27, 2010

Finished skirt

Here we go, this skirt finished, complete with crazy person sewing hair, and worn with my Jalie tie front top.

I love, love, love this skirt.

Mainly because I love, love, love the return of real waistbands right up there, waist high.

I like my skirts to stay put.

This is a super comfortable skirt (I interfaced both the facing and waistband piece for support) and I am pleased with the kinda of A line not quite straight skirt style.

It also shows some of the subtlety of designer patterns - the waist piece was very curved and shaped (versus those rectangles many skirt patterns have) and the gores, this is a gored skirt, were gentle and not too exaggerated. A super wearable skirt I would make again, although maybe not with the heavy zipper, not sure how many of those a wardrobe needs.

And finally a shot of the inside with the silk lining showing. This is why I sew.

I know there are going to be those mornings. 

Those mornings when you get up and remember you should have got milk, or that you were supposed to go in early to get ready for the meeting, and your mother calls to ask if you remembered someone's birthday and you didn't, you were supposed to get dog food when you got milk, if you had got milk, and it's late, and you feel you work too hard and no one notices.

And then you unzip this skirt and it's silk inside. And you are glad you took the time on a day not like that day to do something nice for yourself.

Because if you notice, that's just fine too. And quite enough.


RuthieK said...

Oh its lovely, and the lining is indulgent. But absolutely right!

Shannon said...

Love the whole outfit - you look professional and pulled together!

Maricou said...

great result
Love love the lining

Shannon said...

This looks great on you! I'm going to have to get this pattern. I love a skirt that sits securely on the waist, too. The bright silk lining is gorgeous and luxurious- what a perfect touch.

Karin van D. said...

Ah, there it is. It's beautiful and looks wonderful on you. And that lining, gorgeous.

Erica B. said...

The lining is so fabulous! Great skirt! This is on my list as well!