Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lady like

Sorry about the scowl, the neighbours' kids are mocking me from over the fence.



I do prefer a slightly dressier every day style and in fact this skirt is totally practical. The skirt can be worn with boots - it's long enough not to require leggings with boots, and wool is a great dirt repellent.

The skirt is great fun, the only thing I was really worried about were the poufy bits at the side which I thought could look a little silly. But with Burda, you have just got to learn to live with a little kook. I think the shorter version is slightly risque, or maybe it's just the weird looking fella she's disappearing into the woods with.



At any rate, I put in some welt pockets from the shorter style, and used bias tape to hem the skirt because it is so full and the fabric so bulky I wanted the slimmest, lightest finish possible.

From the front, technical view, it was those boufy bits that gave cause for concern:



Welt pocket, with lining fabric both sides of pocket to reduce bulk:



Hem, the bias tape left to hang on show, too bulky to turn and stitch, or those poufy bits would be flying all over the place.



And now it's time to exercise a little discipline and do some mending and alterations. yawn. But I shall reward myself at the end of it by allowing myself to sew another coat.

Burda WOF 12-2009-123
Fabric, Global, Marc Jacobs wool, $22.50, zipper $3, bias tape $4, lining, Nick's $4, tracing paper $2, thread $2 = $37.50

17 comments:

  1. Hahaha I love your opening sentence!
    Skirt looks great btw.

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  2. Nice work lady! ooooh, Marc Jacobs wool.. mmmmmmm!
    hehehehe that guy does look pretty sketchy doesn't he!

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  3. I made my version in denim and the side bits do stick out, but no-one has actually pointed and stared yet! However it is worth it to get the cute flippy bit at the back!

    Nice winter version!

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  4. How'd I miss this one? Oh yes, the magazine photo doesn't do it justice - yours is way more styley!

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  5. Way cute!! I've been eying this one...

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  6. That is a cute skirt, and the side pieces are probably designed to stickout a bit.

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  7. It's so pretty! Good to know it's also practical for everyday getting around with kids.

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  8. I love that style, flippy bits and all. I haven't been into Global yet to check out their winter fabrics, I know it could be a very expensive trip! Next time stick your tongue out at the neighbour's kids ;-)

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  9. That is SO cute, but can we get a front view so we can see the "poofy" bits? thanks.

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  10. lovely skirt, it's got a real 80s feel to it!

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  11. Noice, very noice! Even the scowl is noice, very edgy.
    Did you see Project Runway last night? The judges made sweet Christopher cry! I wanted to hug him and tell him he's clever.

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  12. I have been tempted by this pattern, but the poufy possibilities were putting me off. Your wool version looks to have tamed the pattern nicely. I am green with envy at the gorgeousness of your welt pockets.

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  13. Glad I'm not the only scowler! Great skirt (dirt repellent wool - your kids must still be at the vegemite fingers stage). I reckon you should make a riding jacket like the one Erica Bunker made some time back for the perfect lady-like look.

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  14. Once again - another lovely garment. And to think another coat on the way... Im looking froward to it already ( that is seeing it)

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  15. I cannot believe the kids next door would mock you - how dare they??
    Love the skirt!! This is one of the skirts on my "to do" list! Of course that list is somewhat lengthy!!

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  16. haha! Neighbors kids look at me like that too. :D

    I'm so glad you made this! I bought fabric and everything, but so far haven't found the mojo to do it. Cute skirt!

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