Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Finished: Periwinkle Skies Skirt

I am impersonating the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

The front is a teeny bit longer than the back, but I can account for that when I hem it.

Actually, the title of this post should read Almost Finished: Periwinkle Skies Skirt. I have yet to hem this skirt for two reasons. One, I want to hand hem it and wasn't really in the hand sewing mood today. Secondly, I haven't decided on the amount of hem I want to take yet.

Since all clothes need a name, I dubbed this skirt the periwinkle skies skirt. I have yet to decide if periwinkle skies sounds like the name of a child's song or a place you'd visit while on LSD.

Now, for the wonderful little details:
  • Pattern: Butterick 4686 View C minus the recommended embellishment
  • Fabric: A vintage bed sheet from an estate sale last year $2
  • Notions: A standard white zipper from an estate auction last year ~$0.05
  • Make again: Probably not this version, but I may make the pleated version
  • My Personal Pattern Grade: B+ 
My pattern likes and dislikes:
  • I love how flowy the skirt is.
  • I like the wide yoke/waistband.
  • I wish the directions were a bit more clear on how to deal with the yoke/yoke facing and the zipper. Getting the zipper to go in smoothly was a bit tricky.
Things I changed:
  • I left off the suggested trim embellishment. 
  • Instead of slipstitching the yoke facing, I stitched in the ditch and hand sewed the edge of the yoke facing to the zipper tape. 
  • I didn't use a hook and eye simply because I put the zipper up a bit too high and didn't have room for one.

Happy Sewing!


  1. Very nice! I love the sheet you used.

  2. I think you have graduated from a wanna be..This skirt is fantastic.I love it. Judy

  3. What a lovely skirt! Great fabric too! ~ Peggy

  4. Great skirt! Such a lovely print!!

  5. I love that you repurposed a vintage sheet for this - it's so lovely! And I have to agree, naming the creations is one of the best parts :)

  6. Thank you all for the sweet comments! :]

  7. I love a swishy cotton skirt for summer. This one is adorable!