Saturday, May 26, 2012

I even managed some sewing ...

I've been a little quiet lately because work has had me running around the country like crazy.  I started on a small red, black and white travel capsule collection but the limited availability of basic sewing supplies in Hobart meant that I didn't get much of it finished in time.  The one thing I did manage to finish was this skirt which was then promptly rendered useless when the zipper broke.  This morning I made a trip to Spotlight in the hope they had restocked their zippers.  They hadn't, of course, so I had to buy a longer one but that wasn't a disaster.  So, a week later than planned, here is my new favourite skirt.  BWOF 02-11-103.


You may recall I recently made this pattern for SWAP.  I love the first skirt and I wear it a lot, so I'm sure this one will be the same.  It's a perfect work skirt for me; comfortable and professional looking, but with enough style to stop it from being boring.  It needs a really good press.




Earlier this year, I bought a whole heap of lining fabrics on sale at Spotlight for $3 a metre as I like to have a selection on hand for when inspiration strikes.  This one seemed perfect with the red wool.  As I have 2 metres each of the wool and the lining left, I'm contemplating a jacket but first of all I need to finish a dress that is also part of this collection.  I hope to get to that tomorrow.

5 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

The backside of this skirt is just awesome. Love the lining too!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous skirt and the lining really rocks :)

theperfectnose said...

Exquisite silhouette. Why did I not notice this skirt in the mag? Burda does seem to produce a few gems nowadays.. Love your make by the way. Can't wait to see the jacket.

Sue said...

I love this skirt. I am pretty sure it is pinned to my noticeboard - I must get to it!

Gail said...

Beautifully done, especially the flounce at the back.