Sunday, October 5, 2014

Shetland Collection: Basic Bottoms

This isn't very interesting sewing and it certainly isn't interesting blogging, but....

First up is Vogue 8672 View A, considerably shortened.  It's hard to tell, but the fabric is a heavy wool (that I got ridiculously cheap) with a tartan pattern in the weave.  You might be able to see it in these pics, but it's not that noticeable.  I like the slightly high waist, which is very flattering.  This basic black skirt fills a massive hole in my wardrobe that's been there for some time.  I guess this is the sewing equivalent of the plumber with a leaky tap...




The lining is from stash, a poly satin that I bought some years ago now and I think I lined a jacket with it.  It's the perfect weight for this wool and will stop it from itching like crazy.

Next up is the very high waisted Burda 04-14-113 skirt.  I am ambivalent about this skirt.  I made it without the pockets for obvious reasons and I didn't topstitch the waist as it didn't sit right.  If I were to make this again I would cut the band separately for a better shape and fit.

The fabric is a stretch twill of some sort that I really like but, as it turns out, crushes easily so won't be great for travelling.
 Another thing that makes it a no go is that it doesn't look as good with this blouse as I had imagined.  However, having said all of those negative things, this skirt will actually see a lot of use for work because it turns out that this shade of dusty pink is a great neutral and goes with a lot of things already in my wardrobe.
 
Oh and I lined it with poly satin leftover, ironically, a purple version of V8672 I made for SWAP two years ago.



Have I mentioned I love my new labels??

6 comments:

Judith said...

You may not think these two beautiful skirts are very exciting, but they will be so useful in your wardrobe ~ the staples are always the best ... J

Faye Lewis said...

Great looks, and there is nothing like plugging in a long missing element in our wardrobes. I LOVE skirts as you know and yours are lovely.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

I love your new labels too! Plus the skirts are very pretty and I love the wonderful linings!

Sharon said...

The navy wool skirt will be such as staple for the cold weather and the pink one has already proven its place in your wardrobe. Amazing labels!

prttynpnk said...

Love the labels! I have finishing envy- you do beautiful work.

MAD14kt said...

LOVELY!!! :)