Monday, October 17, 2016

Sunday outfit

 Yesterday and to-day were, well, let's just say, very strange days, and so I'm a little late with this post.  And let's just leave it at that.

New skirt!  For some time (a very long time) I've been wanting to try out circle skirts/fractions of circle skirts.  If I didn't start at some time, it would never happen.  First try - the 1/4 circle skirt.  I do have a chart in one of my pattern-making books.  For some reason I found the whole thing rather daunting.  I ended up using the calculator on the By Hand London website.  Very easy.  All seam allowances calculated in.  Mind you, when I plugged in "maxi", the calculator told me that it would not fit on my fabric.  What I actually wanted was something in between their midi and maxi, so I just ignored the warning, drew my waist circumference, then used a yardstick to mark down from the waist line.   Clear as mud?  I actually drew a paper pattern.  It's huge!  Next "circle", I'll just draw a a mini and mark the hem cutting line right on the fabric.  (Less paper waste.)  A rather underwhelming experience.  I don't know what I was expecting.  Easiest skirt ever - one seam - one zipper - waistband - let hang for 48 hours - mark hem and finish.  It's essentially a bias skirt.  Very close fit through the  hip - stand tall and suck in the tummy.  My fabric is who-knows-what.  Very soft and drapey - very wrinkle-prone - probably rayon, or some combination of cotton/rayon.  The colour is a greenish grey.  This skirt is actually much more appropriate for spring/summer, but you know how it goes - just finished sewing, so must wear immediately.  After this initial outing, it can now hang in the closet awaiting its season.

The jacket is my geisha jacket from ....  can it be ... 2 years ago.  Why do I still consider this a "new" jacket?  I probably should get working on some actual new jackets!

10 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful outfit, and coincidentally, I just set aside some grey rayon crepe for a fall skirt. Great minds...

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    1. Funny, how you think to sew something, and then you see others sewing different versions of the same thing. This skirt will now wait for much warmer weather. I'll be waiting to see your grey skirt.

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  2. Very elegant. I think the 1/4 circle skirt is more flattering than a 1/2 circle. Love your jacket. It's timeless.

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    1. Thank-you, Gail. We'll see what you say when I get to my 1/2 circle. I do plan on trying out all the circle fractions - just have to see what they'll look like.

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  3. Cute skirt..... but I am drooling over your jacket... Gorgeous !

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  4. Très chic! It looks perfect with your jacket. Yes, you should wear it a lot more often :)

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  5. The skirt drapes beautifully, but I can't take my eyes off that jacket! Gorgeous.

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    1. I'll leave the jacket to you in my will.

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