As part of my "Sophomore" year of learning to sew, I've launched Project Sewing 201. You can read more about my intentions for the year in the linked page, but this beauty marks my second project in the series and my very first stab at women's garments. Additionally, Edi of Memories For Life has chosen the fitting theme of Red for our Blogging Business Artisan's February challenge piece.
Considering I needed something nice to go out to dinner in on our upcoming NYC honeymoon (more on that later), I decided to mesh all three purposes together and hoped to create a red skirt for me!
I think it turned out quite nicely! Even though there are TONS of tiny little mistakes, hopefully there are none noticeable enough to actually ruin the wear of the skirt. It fits, looks nice, and will work nicely for formal occasions I believe, so I'm happy with it.
This was a pretty big challenge for me, so I'll sum up the skills I had to use and learn in list form:
-Reading and working from a written pattern.
-Measuring my size & executing the pattern accordingly
-Installing an invisible zipper
-Working with Taffeta fabric
I've found that some of the above mentioned skills were a bit tougher than anything I've learned before, so this skirt took me a full week to work through. I made PLENTY of mistakes and had to rework it in quite a few places, often several times. I only had to recut one piece, which is great. The hemline at the bottom is pretty questionable, and my gathering is far from pro, but overall I think the skirt turned out decent enough to actually wear, which was the real goal for me.
I do apologize for the above horrible bathroom mirror picture. We really do need to invest in a full length one of these days!
What's next? So many things! I've already got some lovely plum jersey fabric pre-washed and ready to go for a dress, I need to do "take 2" of my brother's ill fitting suit vest, and I need to get going on my new handbag instructional book I ordered. Lots more to come folks!