Following on from yesterday’s post, here’s a few more pictures of the Clémence skirt in progress – yeah I’ll get round to adding some of me actually wearing it, but in the last few years I’ve developed a terrible camera shyness.
The real reason I used this fabric is that I wanted something fabulous to go with my spanking new Lotta from Stockholm clogs*, a bargain in the seconds section, but they’re still beautiful to me. The leather is so buttery and soft, they’re really comfy. I’m going to wear them until it snows.
*I can’t afford Swedish Hasbeens.
Anyway, it’s my first version of this skirt, but really, once you’ve sewn one item where a gathered piece meets a straight piece, you’ve done them all. The hardest part was the zip, I didn’t have a concealed zip that was right, I’ll explain later.
These are the waistband pieces, they’re a little wide for me, next time I think I’ll do half the width.
I used some iron-on facing on both sides of the waistband, which made it a bit sort of crispy, it’s way to firm and I’m considering unpicking it and getting rid, so if I do replace the zip that’ll be the time to do it.
I’ve got to admit, the gathering on this was really satisfying. I managed to do the whole length od the skirt in one go, which was just so enjoyable (sad I know), that Coats thread is really good for this, and my machine isn’t fussy about cheap/expensive threads.
Of course, I’m going to wear it on the same day as mini.
Next time, a skirt in a slightly heavier fabric, definitely a chambray, with a smaller waistband, or I’m thinking about going A-Line, because gathers Aren’t the most slimming.
What do you think?