Back in January I had the pleasure of test sewing the Yalta top for Lena.
I liked it so much that when Lena emailed me letting me know that she was coming out with her second pattern Lily,
Here's my version.
I quickly jumped on the bandwagon and said I wanted to test sew this pattern as well. Lily is the answer to that Marilyn Monroe skirt that likes to fly away when a breeze catches it. Lily is a downloadable pattern of a 6 gore skirt.
The pattern consists of 48 pages that you have to tape together. For those of you that have never worked with a downloadable pattern before, it's a breeze. You just need some scotch tape. Lena's patterns are very well drafted and her instructions are simple and easy to understand. The 48 pages make up the actual skirt
and the lining pieces as well.
The fabric used for this pattern is chiffon. Some of you might be a little afraid to work with that fabric, but you just have to jump in and try it. There are ways to tame the slide. To get this baby put together I interfaced both sides of the skirt where the zipper would be inserted. That will help with the wear and tear of the skirt since as time goes by the zipper is a little stronger than the fabric. Interfacing will help the skirt hold up longer. I also serged all the seams.
I interfaced the waistband of the skirt since I couldn't find my fusible tape.
That helps with any fraying and makes the waistband a little more sturdier. I also applied some hem tape at the waistband area as well. I wanted my waistband a little more stronger.
The end result give the waistband edge a nice clean finish.
Here are a picture of the lining.
I liked working with this pattern because it enabled me to do some stash busting and to create something that is perfect to ring this Spring season in.
I know I can't wear it yet because it hasn't warmed up enough yet, but it gives me something to look forward to. I'm counting the days.