Some Sewing for MeWednesday, January 26, 2011
Now that I have jumped into the deep end that is sewing for me, I've decided I might as well keep swimming. This skirt came together over the New Year's break. The pattern is burda style 7346 and I just love it. The details call it a balloon skirt - imagine a puffball, but without the 80's.
I have made some adjustments to it. The hem has been lowered by 4" Call me prim, but I like my stirts to finish at the narrowest part of my leg. Consequently the side pleat is not as dramatic as in the original length. Perhaps next time I will leave the balloon length and add on straight-ish panel below to get to the length I want. The other adjustment was to include some elastic in the ribbed waistband. After having maternity clothes that stretched as I grew but never quite shrunk back, I don't fancy having to constantly hitch my skirt up and have learnt my lesson. before you ask, no, this is not a maternity skirt, just a nicely comfortable one.
I have managed to take it on an outing. It is delightfully swishy to walk in.After a day at the office, commute and all, I can confidently say this skirt is comfortable and perhaps I am tempted to make another one in the near future.