Sunday, June 3, 2018

#2018MakeNine and Olive Linen Skirt - Vogue 1247

Back in January I found Lucky Lucille and her great idea of 2018 Make Nine .

I've tried Make A Garment a month but that just doesn't seem to work for me with with all the other commitments I have.

So this year I've decided to have a go at #2018MakeNine and have chosen a variety of sewn and knitted garments,


and they are:
  1. Vogue 1247 skirt
  2. Amy Herzog Verglass Jumper (knitted)
  3. Kwik.Sew 3740 top
  4. Amy Herzog scoop neck top (knitted)
  5. Jalie Jeans
  6. Tessuti Kate Top
  7. Susan Khalje Couture Skirt (yes I did the class this year, more to follow)
  8. Jalie 2566 Cardigan
  9. This will be a top/blouse I'm still working out which pattern

It has taken a few months but at last Vogue 1247 skirt has been finished and my first #2018Makenine garment is completed.

This skirt was started back in January and has been ready for the hem to be done for many months except life has got in the way (Susan Khalje courses and curtain making).

Back in April I attended a sewing weekend organised by the Bernina Chatswood Sewing Centre and by my very good friend Rhona at St Joseph's Spiruality and Education Centre, Kincumber South.

So I took this opportunity to get this skirt and also a top which only needed hemming finally completed.

The linen for this skirt was purchased from Pitt Trading back in 2016 during their January Sale and I must admit 4 metres of it followed me home.  It is a funny colour as I originally thought it was taupe but it does have an olive tone to it.

I've ended up using the same quilting cotton for the pockets as I did for my Navy Linen skirt


One of the hardest things I found with this fabric was finding a lining to match.  Finally I gave up and used this pale coloured Sun Silky and added some cotton lace to the hem.



I wore it today to a knitting workshop to learn more about the KnitCompanion app that I use for my knitting on my iPhone and iPad and here is Tomba very happy to see me home determined to get my attention with "fox" his stuffed toy.




I still really like this pattern and can see more appearing in my wardrobe but first I need to get some other garments finished.

So my first garment for #2018MakeNine is completed.



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2018 Stash Out: 3.1 m
2018 Stash In: 0 m

6 comments:

Jan Q said...

Nice skirt that will work well in your wardrobe.
Lovely to see Tomba all grown up

Irene said...

Lovely skirt! I like the "secret" patterned pockets.

Fadanista said...
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Fadanista said...

I really like this skirt pattern and your pockets give it a real lift. How well does it go with the rust top? Tomba is certainly a full sized dog now!

Sharon said...

Hi Fadanista, works very well with my rust yop and the necklace brings it all together.

Sue said...

Yay for ticking off boxes! Great skirt and I love that linen you used.