Friday, March 25, 2016
wip: Sally Skirt - Cutting and Interlining
After a couple of round of tidying up, I'm finally back in my sewing room, actually using it as a sewing room instead of an oversized junk drawer. Huzzah! I'm desperately in need of bottom garments, and I'm itching to have a decent skirt in my wardrobe.
So when Style Arc sent out an email on the 23rd with an Easter Project Discount for this weekend (ending on Monday, so hop to it (haha), pick something from their Etsy page, and enter HAPPYEASTER25 at checkout for a 25% off discount), I jumped on it and bought the Sally Jean Skirt pattern. Considering that it was my birthday that day, I felt it was fate!
It's actually Lauren of Lladybird's fault, as she recently posted about this great corduroy skirt and I couldn't get the shape of it out of my head. While Sally is perhaps straighter and longer (with different details), it definitely charmed me, so into the cart it went.
A bit of a stash dive yielded this black linen-cotton blend I bought ages ago when I still lived in Kingston. It's a little lightweight, but workable. But after cutting the skirt out, I thought long and hard about it and came to the conclusion that I'll probably be wearing this with tights or leggings. I hate the cling skirts get with leggings and I'm not really one for slips, so I decided to line the skirt. This time, I decided to try my hand at interlining.
I found some lining fabric in the Fabric Cabinet (supposed to be for the winter coat I never got around to this winter, but I think I'm going to go with a different option there) and cut out the big skirt pieces. I probably won't bother interlining any other parts, although we'll see. This fabric is a pain in the butt. It wiggles and changes shape if you so much as look at it wrong, which is annoying for matching up to a supposedly identical piece.
But I got them lined up and sewed the matching pieces for all 4 main skirt parts within the seam allowance, and there's no weird bunching or missed edges, so thank goodness for that. That's as far as I got tonight, but at least that bits done. I'm going to spend some time on it tomorrow, but don't anticipate finishing it until probably Sunday. There is a front fly zipper, afterall, and I've only done one of those once.
You know, I'd planned to go in an entirely different direction with this post, and only touch on the skirt as part of it. Obviously my fingers conspired against me. It's just as well, as I think I need to let the other topic stew a bit more. It's about a bit wardrobe plan I have, so expect to hear about that soon.
Any Easter weekend sewing plans for you?