17 Sep 2011

'Waiting for the fall' - Knipmode skirt finished!





Fabric: cotton corduroy
Pattern: Knipmode (Dutch magazine) 5/2011 model 22

- It is a summer skirt pattern but I was attracted by the little flared model and the huge pockets and thought it would work great for a heavier skirt which I could wear with boots for the fall. This is the first skirt I make which is doesn't have a lowered waist which I normally prefer.
- I used a corduroy fabric which I had cut up about 10 years ago, remaining with a bunch of UFO's
- I like how the hem stays out a bit because of the stiffness of the fabric
- The instructions given in the magazine weren't really clear, I figured it out anyway...
- To perfect the fit I had to add 2 darts both in the front as in the back
- I used leftover butterfly fabric from this project for the facing of the waistband
- The original pattern instructed making belt loops too, which I eliminated, just because I don't want to wear a belt with this skirt.
- The only thing left is to make a muslin for the waistband - am I working backwards??? The reason: I really love this skirt but I can't make another one since I did all the changes along the way on the fabric while sewing. To start with, I'm going to try to cut a size smaller, because I had to take in about 4 cm in the waist, plus added darts witch took out another cm of 3...



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3 comments:

  1. I love your skirt, especially the huge pockets!

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  2. It is really comfy too! I've already worn it twice...

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  3. This skirt is adorable and it looks great on you too

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