Thursday, February 24, 2011

Finished object #2: Draped Flared skirt.

I know, it seems I haven’t been doing any sewing lately. But this is not the case. In fact, I have almost finished three different projects, which I will be uploading one by one starting today.

The first one is a gray skirt, which was based on my ‘circular/gored skirt’ draping project I blogged earlier about here.

It was extremely easy to drape, but finishing this skirt took me ages. The main problem was making and attaching bias binding made of silk organza. It is extremely unruly and difficult to handle. After I conquered this one, the rest was much easier. I inserted a zipper and closed the side seam. Finally I serged the waist and attached a grosgrain ribbon.

I don’t know if this skirt makes me very happy. I mean, it's kind of cute, but not perfect. Or maybe I am tired of looking at it? What do you think, dear readers?



  1. I think it's fabulous! Are all those swirly lines applied bias binding, or are they part of the print? If you don't like it, you can always make it bigger and send it to me :)

  2. Thank you, I probably spent too much time on it... These swirly lines are part of the fabric print. I used bias binding only to hem the skirt.

  3. Oh I like it! And you draped it which is great. My draping book is still shelved. I don't feel brave for it...yet.

  4. I remember you have the same Draping book as I do, right. Don't you love the last section there - I mean instructions for draping famous designer garments? I pledged to drape all garments from that book this year. Too ambitious maybe, we will see...

  5. Yes, I do! And I know what you mean, gorgeous! You're not too ambitious, go for it! Only trying will you know how you get on. I have that approach with sewing. Not yet there with draping though.



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