Sunday, July 7, 2013

A Wool Skirt in Summer

And I finished my wool skirt just in time for summer!!  Actually I still have to create the buttonhole and sew on the button on the back tab, but I'm thinking I might just go with a pressure button as I don't think my machine will like the thick wool.

There was a scooter parked in front of the building, so I took advantage.  But I don't know who it belongs to, so I didn't actually *touch* it. :)


The weather has finally become seasonably appropriate so even the five minutes I was wearing this was too much!  But I think I'll get a lot of use out of it next fall and winter :)

Here's a back view:


And a close-up on the lapped zipper:


For the last version of this skirt (drafted to my measurements), I used an invisible zipper, which broke after very little use.  So this time I went with a lapped zipper treatment and I think I prefer this style.  

And here are some views of the inside lining.  There's some bunching at the bottom of the zipper, but I can live with it :)


This is really easy to put together but for the next one I need to incorporate pockets, so I think that'll make it a bit trickier!

Am I the only one who does off-season sewing??

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  1. I love the colour it looks great on you! My sewing is always off season, I decide I need summer clothes when its scorching hot and then when I've finally finished making them the weather will have turned autumnal

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad I'm no the only one ;)

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  2. Your new skirt is so prettily made! all the details are great. Ok, so maybe you won´t wear it straight away in the sunny weather but you will! Very nice fitting. And the fabric looks fantastic!

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  3. The fitting and lining looks really good. Wool skirts look so classy, unfortunately I can't wear wool due to itching

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    1. Without the lining I wouldn't be able to wear it either - super itchy!

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  4. It looks fantastic on you Donna, the fit looks spot-on! And it will be really nice to have something nice and new all ready sitting in your wardrobe for when the weather starts to cool down again :)

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    1. Thanks - I agree, it should stay in the closet for now!

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  5. The inside is very neat, impeccable finishes! It looks great on you, very well done Donna! But please kept it in the closet, go heat!

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    1. Thanks! Unfortunately my current project has terrible, terrible insides!

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  6. Wow, this fits you so perfectly! You'll be so glad you made this when autumn rolls around!

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    1. Thanks! Now I need to work on making pants that fit!

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  7. Very lovely skirt! It fits so nicely and will be great when it cools down a bit :)

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    1. Thanks! I wish I could say that I planned ahead, but really I'm a bit behind ;)

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  8. Very nice! The fit is great on you and I love the hot pink lining! It'll be a great garment come fall.
    My recent blue Rooibos is also made of wool. The lining makes it none-too-hot though and the best thing I noticed during my 34°C exam: even if it gets damp from sweat, you can't see the stains! ;)

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    1. Thanks Alessa! One of my main criteria for tops is that the sweat not show too much! I'm a teacher and have all eyes on me all day long so I try to avoid the half-moon-under-the-arm ;) I'll have to try wool crepe for a dress soon.

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