Well hello dear readers! It's been a long time since I have written a post here. But, don't despair, as I have a finished object to show you today.
I finished a fantastic little navy blue skirt that is perfect for a day out on my yacht. You know, if I owned a yacht. I must admit, I love anything with a nautical flair, and when I spotted this pattern at Joann's I knew it would be perfect for a button decorated skirt.
This skirt did not come together without and hiccups though. I had finally stitched the lining in when I decided to try it on. Much to my dismay when I attempted to zip it, the zipper separated and broke! Out came the lining, out came the zipper, and then back in went a new zipper and back in went the lining. It was definitely worth it in the end though.
Here are some more details:
Pattern: Vogue 8603 ( A still in print modern pattern)
Size: I cut the 16, but took in the center back seam just a bit for a little more snug fit
Outer Fabric: Some sort of suiting from the Goodwill, $1
Lining Fabric: Leftover taffeta lining from my Romance, Rekindled jacket, ~$.50
Buttons and Zipper: From estate sales, cost negligable
What I love: This skirt fits so so well! I love the buttons and the fact that this pattern takes so little fabric.
Dislikes: The way they have you construct this skirt, the facing ends up on top of the lining, only tacked at the seams. I fell like a lined skirt should not have a facing flapping around on the inside. I would like to make this skirt again, but I will be seeking out a different way to deal with the facing/lining. I also wold like it to be just a tad bit longer. It rids up a lot when I sit down since it is so fitted.