Monday, October 29, 2012

Carnival of Skirts 1 and 2

Skirt number 1 and 2 are finished.  I was able to get skirt number 1(McCall 6402) finished on Thursday night. 

It should have been completed last weekend but when I went to get a zipper out of my stash on Sunday, I found that I didn't have one.

Off to Joanns I went but when I got back home I got a little busy making a chicken pot pie so that pretty much took up my evening. 

Peeling veggies can sometimes be time consuming, but it was so worth it and everyone loved it. 

I must tell you right now that I enjoyed making this skirt so much.  The pattern is very well put together and I didn't have any problems at all. 

I would just stress to anyone that intends to make this skirt that you take your time as there are quite a few pieces to piece together to make up the skirt front and back. 

Skirt number 2 is Burda Style 08/2012 # 112,  I traced the pattern out Saturday night and was able to sew it up and install the zipper all in one night.  I call this my ebony and ivory lace brocade skirt.

I got a call from Lisette a few weeks ago and during our conversation she proceeded to tell me that there was this brocade fabric she saw at Joanns and she just knew I would love it.  In my head I was like "can't hear you,  laa, laa, laa, laa, laa, not buying fabric, stash is too big, don't need anymore right now.  Of course, when I went to Joanns for the last Vogue sale, for some reason I walked over to the brocades and checked them out.


I came home with a yard and a quarter of the fabric with a skirt in mind, and to call Lisette to give her piece of my mind.  When I talked to her, she then mentioned that the fabric would be perfect for this Burda skirt, but I told her I didn't know if I had enough since the pattern call for a little more fabric.

Fast forward to Saturday night.  I laid my pattern pieces out and as Tim Gunn says, made it work.  There is no fabric left over, and I LOVE my skirt.  Oh yeah, let me tell you, this fabric is crazy to work with.  I don't know how other pieces of brocade fabric are, but this fabric was a beast to work with.  It kept shredding because of the loose weave of the fabric I suppose.  I have now learned from Miss Sheila that I should interface the fabric to reinforce it.  For some reason I know that, but I forgot.  Oh well, next time.

We are sitting pretty at home today with Hurricane Sandy approaching very fast.  From the news it looks like we are going to get it pretty hard tonight.  Right now we're just seeing a lot of wind and rain.  My cellphone and Kindle are fully charged just in case we lose power and I'm getting ready to cut out skirt #3.  I hope those of you in the storms range are safe and warm and for everyone else, please have a great week.


knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Great skirts! Glad you were able to get some sewing done. TFS

Mariela Alethia said...

Job well done, I like bothn skirts;however if I had to choose a favorite it will be the brocade skirt.

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

Both of these are beautiful!

Lisette M said...

Well, I am glad to be responsible for the knockout skirt you have in your closet now. I think you should apologize and thank me ;-)

I love the McCalls skirt too!

Lori said...

Amazing job on all the skirts, you look great.

Faye Lewis said...

Oh Andrea I'm in love with both your skirts, but especially skirt #1. What fabric did you use for it???

Faye Lewis said...

P.S. and that pot pie looks so delish! Care to share your recipe?

Sheila said...

Cute skirts and inspired to do a color skirt.

Adelaide B said...

Ok, both skirts are awesome, but I have my eye on that chicken pot pie. Perfect time of year for it!

Cennetta said...

Jenny I so glad you are posting again. The skirts are super cute and fit well.

Myra said...

Ohhhh I love these skirts! Especially number 1! Great job on both!


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