This skirt has been finished for a few weeks now as some of you may have seen it during Me Made May 2014.
I cut this skirt out back in February and then soon realised after reading the wonderful notes by Leisa for the Sew-Along that this would take quite a bit of work to complete.
The skirt is underlined with cotton voile which was cut out the same as the skirt pattern and basted to the wool fabric and treated as one for the construction. This let me catchstitch the seam allowances to the underling.
I have inserted by first pick stitched zip
For the waist I used my usual technique and then pick stitched the final seam.
Catch-stitched the hem and mitred the corners on the side vents
Handstitched the lace to the lining, finally adding lining thread bars
And here it is being worn,
This skirt has a lot more detail in it than any of my other skirts, I really enjoyed the handsewing and surprised myself by attaching the lace to the lining hem by hand, it just felt like the right thing to do.
I am planning to make the jacket later this year using the same navy wool and the final post has just been posted by Leisa for the Sew-Along. This gives me access to so much detailed information that will help me use some new and refresh some techniques with the jacket.
First I need to finish up the garments I took away for my sewing weekend!
2014 Stash Out: 13.35m
2014 Stash In: 45.75m