Sunday, September 28, 2008

Bouncing Back

After that horrible shirt, I knew I needed to make something foolproof. But what? I'm really getting thrown by this change in seasons. It seems like 90% of my fabric is summery, and 5% is corduroy. Rummaging in the remaining 5% turned up a twill print I bought at the end of the season last year. That'll work! And just to make sure I'd have no problems, I turned to my favorite, New Look 6843.
Because it's a skirt for the winter, I added four inches to the length, but I'm not entirely happy with it. It could be that I'm still thinking of summery stuff, though, so I'm not going to make any changes just yet.

I used my trusty backwards method of attaching the waistband: pin it on, flip it up, fold it over, sew!


JennySlash said...

Hi! Saw your post on Wardrobe Refashion and got a kick out of seeing that skirt and recognizing EXACTLY which pattern it was!

I think I now have 7 skirts from that pattern and I'm about to make a few more. It's so nice to have a reliable pattern - especially when the seasons change!

janey said...

Hiya, I also came here via wardrobe refashion, I like this skirt and like you at this time I often find skirt lengths feel wrong, But I think once real cooler weather comes and you wear this with thick tights and boots you'll be pleased with the length. I'm assuming you live somewhere that has colder autumns and winters!

Having said that I love your shoes, you don't by any chance have the pattern for them!!!
Love Janey x

Bethany said...

Lovely fabric! And good job on the skirt, as usual. You are still my sewing hero.

Anonymous said...

Really nice skirt. Why does the fall skirt need to be longer?

Darling Petunia said...

Jenny, it's true about a reliable pattern. Sometimes you just have to sew a no-brainer!

Janey, I also think the length will feel just right once it starts getting colder. And the shoes...sure wish I had a would be much cheaper than buying them!

Darling Petunia said...

Bethany, you're my knitting hero, so there! You've done more knitting in the past year than I've done in my life!

Anonymous...Fall skirts don't have to be longer, but it sure is nice to have a little extra length when it's cold outside!