witch wanted to be a pirate.
Get it? *gg*
(Just in case you wonder if there's something wrong with your screen: My sister suffered a "sudden eye disfunction" today, due to my stripey stockings *g* ... )
Finally I found some time and got down to some sewing.
I set my eyes on this skirt (detail pic) from the autumn 2007 issue of my beloved Mrs. Stylebook magazine.
Drafting was done pretty quick, the decision for the perfect fabric was easy - I used a dark grey wool suiting I got from an aunt lately. She cleaned out the basement and found some fabric treasures from her late mother in law: "Do you happen to want those?" ... And you can bet I wanted them!
After cutting all pieces from the woolen fabric I recognized that there *might* be a different fabric in this skirt... to me, it did look like leather or faux leather. Damn! Do I have anything that will go with this fabric?
Some "stash diving" later I found what I wanted: Smallish remnants from my first handbag ever!
The tooled faux leather seemed just perfect for the insets at the hips and for the belt loops and the buttoned tabs at the hemline. As this leather is pretty thick I only backed it with an interlined black cotton poplin.
Of course there was a need for a hint of "ME" on this skirt... and I already bought those pirate buttons some time ago, originally thinking about an Justaucorps (for me - not for the hubby), but now they were just fine for the skirt. They give me the "oh!"-effect at the second glance. ;)
The skirt closes with an invisible zipper (my faves!) in the center backside seam. Of course the skirt is lined completely, as the fabric unfortunately tends to climb...
Front shots (laid out flat) here and here.
I'm sorry that I can't show you a nice picture this time, but the light is bad these days and I lost patience after "bad shot number 207".
Sewing was fun, wearing it actually IS fun, and though it is much shorter than my usual skirt length (usually you would NOT see my knees) I really like the way it looks.
Now I'm taking my skirt off to our choir rehearsal... have fun with whatever you do today!