Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Dressmaking: skirts!

Simplicity 5914 : a particular favourite of mine. I've made this up in view B as seen on the model, many times and mostly for work. This time I've cut out some more of my never ending best value EVER, grey *school trouser* fabric for the longer version in anticipation of winter at work.
The useful thing about having so much of this fabric, is that I can make up skirts to add to the jackets thus maximising the number of uniforms I can wear - the downside is, they all look the same due to the fabric and I feel like saying psst! this IS another jacket and skirt combo btw!! I've emboidered one jacket, left one plain with a collarless version, another has a collar and buttons but no pockets and another has shawl collar and pockets. I've also reversed the fabric as both sides look equally valid as "right side".

Burda 8294 is another particular favourite pattern of mine and I've made up the jacket and skirt and plan, this time, to use the skirt pattern on some lovely deep rich purple fashion fabric faux suede I've had stashed; and now I find that PURPLE is on trend! Tried to take a photo of it however it appears on pc a ghastly shade of watered down raspberry juice!

Burda 8213 is a newish pattern, I think I bought it in the summer, its not been opened/used, but I like this style of skirt and noted its recommended for lightweight woollens (amongst other fabrics) and I have seen a really rather yummy brown flecked wool mix that matches wonderfully a rather floaty and terribly NICE blouse weight fabric the content of which I can't fully remember, but it was worth the price/m for a smart blouse for autumn!

Years ago I had a fab. buy with some black and white checkish (NICE check!) pure woollen fabric that was a dream to sew and even BETTER to wear, sadly the skirt has long gone, but I still have the jacket! and hurrah! it appears that checks and tartens are also on trend! A super new black fabric is also fresh off the cage and new in together with a lovely pair of teal type *blues* including a check that would make either a fab skirt or jacket! (but not a suit, I feel it would be a bit too much!).

Now to get started!

1 comment:

Jules said...

I LOVE skirts. I never get to wear them anymore, but I think the patterns you chose are just fantastic. I love the flattering lines they have to them & I bet if I saw you daily I'd know they were each different. Us girls notice those things ya know.;)lol And I wish I lived somewhere MUCH cooler so I could wear tweeds. I had one sewing friend, but when I bring up a very cute pattern, she tells me that now a days sewing your own is so much more expensive than buying.:( Email me sometime Sue & we'll chat more often than each others blogs.;)heh mjswaim "at" valornet "dot" com.