Monday, June 06, 2011

Crescent skirt, take 2

Sewaholic Crescent skirt
this is actually my second crescent skirt. i have yet to get around to taking pictures of the first one.
Sewaholic Crescent skirt
this one is View B, size 6, with DS quilts fabric from joanns and red store-bought piping on the waistband and pockets. i forgot to get a picture of the waistband facing. i used leftover cotton voile from my sorbetto tank. the facing is nice and soft and it saved me some of the DS fabric. i think i ended up using about 1.5yds.
Sewaholic Crescent skirt
this was my first time using piping and i love it. i want to pipe everything now. i followed the sewalong techniques for french seams on the pockets and side seams. i like the zipper construction, but i prefer a lapped zip to a centered one. i might use this technique again if i ever find a matching zipper--i got lucky on this skirt. i skipped the twill tape on the pockets because i already had the piping. i shortened the skirt one inch and did a handstitched blind hem. View A/B are pretty short--i would think if you were a normal sized person, you'd probably need to lengthen the skirt.

after doing both A and B, i prefer the less gathered View A. i think it's more flattering and easier to wear than B. i like them both though. it's an easy and fun skirt to put together and i could see myself making a couple more eventually. i'm wearing it with my cowl neck top and i got some lovely compliments from Spicy that made my day.

5 comments:

  1. This looks great. I have piping dreams :) It's really a very flattering skirt on you!

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  2. I love the new skirt! It's so cute, and I love your piping. I was inspired by all of your recent clothing and worked on cutting fabric for a voile top this weekend. I hope to work on it more during the week.

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  3. Your Crescent skirt is super cute and looks so nice with the bright red top.  

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  4. Wow, that is so cute and looks great on you!  I love the whole outfit. Such summery colors.

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  5. I absolutely love your fabric choice! It's so so pretty. I'm making this skirt at the moment, I hope it turns out this good x

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