And with the rain I finished yet another project – my summer skirt no.2. Yeah for me and then again not so much as I won’t get to wear it with that great summer feel. Something came as swept away all the great sunny weather – left us damp and wet – but still kind of sultry. Weird but very Danish.
But I still really like my new skirt – and then I’ll have something to look forward to – when the weather hopefully very soon changes again – for the better, though this weather is somewhat better for my training – fewer hotness issues. Came back from my run on Monday – and in spite of an already very nice tan – I was white…from salt…not so nice.
Skirt 2 – is made of the brown fabric on the left with big green and turquoise sort of Hawaian flowers. This like the green fabric is cotton with print – only this has a bit of stretch to it. Normally I would never buy something with stretch – but the flowers was so amazing I just had to have that fabric and it was in the ‘scrap-pile’ in that fabric shop – meaning huge discount…who was I to withstand and say no. I was practically calling out to me…and yes I do have a soft spot for brown.
Other than going for a much chunkier zipper and moving it to the back of the skirt, I didn’t really change much. A little bit with the pleating in the back to accommodate the zipper as there are no back seam. In stead I cut down in the middle of the back section till about centimetre from where it was supposed to end. From there I cut a small slit diagonally from the middle out to how wide the zipper-opening was going to be. Then placed the zipper – basted and sewed it in place. I made the inner pleats of the skirt very close to the zipper – to hide it a bit.
Most often I add zippers by hand. Many of the dresses I make are with hidden seams. Also the need for hidden seams came quite necessary as I’ve somehow must have misplaced my zipper-foot for my sewing machine. And as I have a really old machine it just isn’t that easy to find the right parts.
Here you go – more badly presenting pictures of my things. Good thing though – I’ve found a dress-form I like – just need to pick it up – so hopefully I can present the clothes just a little better. I know the best thing would be on myself – but the combination of an annoying camera-phobia and not long enough arms to take descent pictures of myself – I think the dress form is the way to go for the days when I can’t have help with photo documenting my strings.
Hope you enjoy.