Sunday, April 11, 2010

Black & White Skirt (Stash Busting)

This was my inspiration

This is my interpretation

The pattern was a discontinued skirt pattern from McCalls . The fabrics were from my stash. It is 100% cotton and the lining was a very soft silk like cotton batiste. the color is nude. I don't remember where I bought the batiste fabric. It's beautiful and soft.
A few years ago Susan Khalje had a sewing show on HGTV. One of the show focused on linings and using skin tone fabrics to bring out the true color of the fabric. Threads magazine did an article regarding linings and using neutral colors of beige, neude, pinks and salmon depending on your skin tone
The inspiration skirt had box pleats and my interpretation has pleats that were topstich starting at the waist down 3-inches.
I did not use the waistband that came with the pattern, I drafted my own. The waistband was 7 inches wide by 38-inches long. I interfaced the waistband with the lining fabric. I sewed the waistband on and then turn it down. The waistband is 1 1/2-inches wide and it has body to it without using stiff material to give the waistband weight. This was not planned, after I sewed the waistband, it was too wide so I turned it down and I love it. I hand stiched the waistband.


Michelle said...

Very pretty! I love both your version, and the inspiration piece. Polka-dots are one of my favorites!

Omega said...

I love your skirt! I love polka dots, very cute.

Sheila said...

Lovely skirt especially the pleating detail.

Faye Lewis said...

I love those dots. Nice job.

Susan Fogel said...

Love the polka dots! And your interpretation.
And I love the term "Stash Busting".
That is what I am doing as well. I am sewing every day until I run out of fabric.
I just received a bunch from my DD today and she promises to buy more and send it. (I live in southern Baja). So I may not run out fo fabric.
I like to line garments as well, They feel better, hang better, and look wonderful inside and out.
Please take a moment and visit my blog:
Keep sewing!

gwensews said...

Cute skirt! I love black and white combos. I remember Susan's show on TV. Wish it was still on!

Joyce in NC said...

I like your interpretation of the skirt. I remember that episode on skin tone linings. Cute skirt, it reminds me of summer.

Mariela Alethia said...

Thank you so very much. Your comments means lot to me.

Angela said...

Cute skirt! I need to get me some polka dot print!

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