Monday, November 12, 2012

First project of 2012 (only two months left..LOL)

I let my fabric decide the pattern I chose.

Vogue 1324  Donna Karen collection

Semi fitted, lined tapered skirt has raised waist with band, side panels, no side seams, invisible back zipper and vent. Seams and darts have top stitching and edge stitching.

main fabric -  silk/cotton suiting, cream, metallic silver.. purchase from Fabric Mart

I ordered the fabric online and received it in just two days later.... When I saw it I contemplated returning it . The color was darker than I had expected and the the fabric seemed a little "old" looking. But then v1324 came to mind and I thought that the seams and the edge/top stitching would give the fabric a more modern edge.

I decided to muslin the skirt and I am glad that I did. I had purchase pattern which had sizes 6-12.

I also ran into a problem attaching the waist band as per the instructions.  I check pattern review and there was only one review so far and the reviewer used leather so she had to alter the way she attached the band due to bulk... I decided that I would make it work.

The pattern is advanced( attaching the waistband is the only advanced part IMO) and I am by no means advanced but I am not going to let that stop me!

I "graded up" the pattern to fit my measurements and have started a new muslin.

Until next time!


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