Monday, August 4, 2014

Me-Made-Monday 5: a new poppy skirt

I love poppies, and when I saw this fabric in New York's B&J I knew it would be a simple straight skirt. Another recent make finished UFO. I cut it several months ago, and gained a few kilograms since then, sigh. Luckily I can still fit in the skirt, even though my waist increased by two cm and now fills out the ease. Oh well,  I love comforting myself with a thought that wearing this skirt I will be more conscious about my food intake...


Now that I am writing this post I realize that the images are blurred. Well this is because being on holiday I am using some unorthodox methods to resize images. To add to a blogger's misery, a full day of wearing is visible on the linen shirt and my hair. But before I wait another month to post better quality images... errh, I love this skirt, and the combination with a linen shirt. 


A few words about the construction. I could not resist and underlined the skirt with silk organza. Honestly, it was not necessary, but I often feel like a couture machine: before I had time to think the underlining is already there. What's done is done - the underlining doesn't do any harm really.

I lined the skirt with navy china silk - it does feel nicer with lining.

As for the pattern, I eliminated the side seam, leaving only side darts. This way I didn't have to worry about pattern matching on the side. There is only one seam, in the back.

Finally, I made a faced waistband, with the inner side lined with china silk as well.



I think this skirt will be worn a lot. With shirts and, later, when the fall comes, with nice navy sweaters. And you know what, I packed mostly me-made clothes for two weeks holiday.  It is a first for me! A matching wardrobe full of nice hand-made clothes. I am so proud of myself :)

What did you wear last week?




13 comments:

  1. I wore almost entirely me-made stuff. I only seem to have enough summer me-mades heh, so in summer I wear most of them.

    I like the skirt - very nice print and very well fitted!

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  2. Love your skirt. The fabric is so happy! I do the same thing sometimes -- before I know it, I have underlined almost everything!!
    Most of my clothes are me-made, which makes me happy and proud!

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  3. beautiful fabric! looks great on you, the fitting and all.
    nice make!

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  4. I too love the fabric. It will transcend the seasons nicely.

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  5. Hi Marina,
    I think your skirt is so beautifully fitted, the fabric is so uplifting and fun.............perfect for the summer.
    I seem to be putting a little weight on, and I am praying my high waisted skirt fits as well as your skirt does..............the toile was fine, but oh dear, why have I spread around my waist and hips lately??????Less calories, more exercise and weight gain, how can that be?? LOL.

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  6. Beautiful skirt!! Thanks for the tip of leaving out the side seams - I've never thought of that but of course it makes a lot of sense. I giggled when you said the underlining just appears before you can think about it. I'm much the same - necessary or not!

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  7. A silk organza underlining makes everything better! Lovely skirt - perfect for wearing on holiday.

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  8. If you had not said anything, I never would have known that the skirt was a bit snug. It looks wonderful. Perfect actually!

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