Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Self drafted skirt

For my last (whew!) mini wardrobe piece, I went with Mitch's excellent advice and decided to make a long, full skirt out of my Ponteroma knit.
Since I didn't have a pattern that matched the design in his head, I decided to draft my own, starting with the basic skirt from the Cal Patch book.  I lengthened it and slashed and spread to add fullness, then added a wide, foldover waistband.  Looking at the pictures, the waistband probably could have been wider, but it is quite comfortable as it is, and I didn't have a scrap of this fabric left over!  This is a nice firm knit, so it didn't need elastic.  I cut the waistband a inch or so smaller than my actual waist measurement and it is just right!
I really think that this is going to become a go to item in my wardrobe.  I may need to get more of this knit as well!  I love this stuff.  This is actually the second time I've used it.  The first was for Myra's top and leggings, which she has worn all winter.  I love sewing it, and it is wonderful to wear.
Now I just have to put together my wardrobe.  Now that I've made all the pieces, I'm not really sure which ones I want to use.  I think I'll just have a big photo shoot with everything and let the pictures decide.  Don't be too shocked if I ask y'all for a consultation!!

14 comments:

  1. Great skirt. It looks beautiful on you!

    I really like grey, combined with white for example. A classy white blouse with a skirt like that could look very elegant. Or what to think of bright red? So many options for combining with this fabric. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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  2. That's a great skirt! I agree that you COULD do the waistband wider, but it sure looks cute like it is. Plus that wider waistband thing is a little yoga-wear-trendy and I like this classic look. That Mitch, he's got an eye for the clothes. Well, so do you (since you actually made and designed it... but we'll give Mitch some credit)

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  3. Very nice! It turned out great. I'm sure this will be a good basic wardrobe piece.

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  4. Wow! I'm so impressed!! The fit is perfect! You can wear any color and a lot of different styles of tops with this!!!

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  5. Cute! Hurrah for the Cal Patch made-just-for-you pattern. :)

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  6. Looks so comfy and cozy! Since the fit is so good, I'd definitely make another 1 or 2. :)

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  7. I can't believe that you drafted this on your own. I'm impressed! This is really flattering. It looks so comfy, but stylish, at the same time. I bet you will get a ton of wear out of it.

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  8. Congrats on finishing all your wardrobe pieces! Can't wait to see all the pictures photographed!

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  9. Congrats! The knit skirt is fab! I really like it!
    I think it would be perfect for travel as well! Great job - Looking forward to the photos!

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  10. Now THIS is a perfectly well fitted skirt! It looks wonderfully comfortable, and, what IS that amazing fabric? what a wonderful drape it has!

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  11. Thanks all! I am really happy with it!
    @Digs : It is a ponte knit from Hancock. They call it "Ponteroma". I rarely buy fashion fabric there, but this one it a total winner.

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  12. Congratulations on the pattern draft! Yay! Not so scary. Your skirt turned out great!

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  13. Beautiful! I'll have to check for that fabric - it drapes beautifully!

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  14. Great job, the skirt looks so ice on you

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