Friday, January 27, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Closing the gaps. For those of you new to my blog, once every new season, I take a hard look at my wardrobe. Looking for the "singles". You know the ones, those oddball garments that hang around in your closet. Ones that you can't seem to get rid of, but nothing matches them either. Well, I was in need of a navy skirt for a number of blouses that matches nothing. Even though it's not spring yet, I am determined to get my spring wardrobe together now. I am dreaming about smart, comfortable outfits that have a vintage flare. This ginger skirt by Colette Patterns is easy to make and the fit is fabulous. I did have a adjust the waistline a bit, it's on the larger size for me and it sits a tad high. Other than that, the pattern is perfect! If you are on the fence about starting to sew, or are overwhelmed by the thought of beginning to sew yourself. This may be a good pattern to start with.
I have made three of these skirt this past week. More on that later, this one is made from linen. I love the flow and movement of this garment. I highly suggest linen or linen like for this project. The sweater is vintage and the blouse is from the thrift store. I believe it's 80's.
Have a happy vintage day!