Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Gelato Collection - Number 7


...that's garment number 7...which is the yellow silk/cotton paisley print 4 gore skirt. Can I just say that this is the softest, drapiest fabric...and wonderful to work with! There are still 3 pages of it on Fabric Mart's site and it is marked off 30% during the entire website sale!

Commercial break over...some stats:

Fabric:
2 yards Silk/cotton yellow paisley print
2 yards yellow ambiance rayon lining

Notions:
1 yard 1" wide non-roll elastic

As I said previously, this is a simple sew. I've made so many of these skirts that I can sew it on autopilot. However, I did make a change to the way I applied the lining in this particular skirt. Normally, I place the lining's wrong side to the skirt's wrong side and baste the two pieces together. Then I fold the casing for the elastic over into the interior of the skirt and stitch it down.


For this skirt, I placed the wrong side of the lining to the right side of the skirt. I then stitched the two together....pressed the seam open and flipped the lining inside the skirt.



Pressed the lining and fashion fabric flat to make a finished edge for the elastic casing. It makes for a much cleaner application. I will probably use this finish more in the future than the quicky way I've been doing it. After inserting the elastic and stitching the casing closed, I did a simple machine stitched hem and the skirt was finished.

I'm glad that I found a way to use this piece of fabric especially since this is my last yellow piece and garment for the season. I think I've worn the color yellow out! *LOL*

Here's a photo of how I wore the lime green & white herringbone skirt to work yesterday:


...as always...more later!












28 comments:

  1. I absolutely love herringbone! You done good.

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  2. Both skirts are darling. Isn't it nice to have patterns that you can do on autopilot? I like the lining treatment that you did on the yellow skirt; nice touch!

    I'm looking forward to seeing what the next collection will be, now that you're done with yellow...what will inspire the mind of Carolyn?

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  3. Nice tip on the waistband . . . I must remember to try this. I noted that the silk/cotton prints on Fabric.com's website all say "dry clean only" . . . do you intend to dry clean these skirts? I hate to dry clean anything!

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  4. Such pretty oufits!

    So, when are you planning on starting your fall sewing? I barely started sewing summer stuff and I'm already itching to bust out the wool and cashmere.

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  5. The waistband tip is helpful. thanks. I love the skirts with the lining. I can't go now without adding a lining.

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  6. Lookin' good, C. Can I ask that you please stop naming your collections after sweets?! I get hungry...

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  7. Such beautiful outfits, you look fresh and cool for the summer.

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  8. I'm in total agreement with Nancy. Can't wait to see the next series. You've inspired me to start sewing for myself again with this series. Heck, I even bought some yellow fabric last week.

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  9. Very cute skirts. I love the paisley print especially. Great colors.

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  10. Very nice.. I love both outfits...

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  11. Lovely! Both outfits look great!

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  12. Lovely outfits. Everytime I see you wearing that jacket I think about the one I've had cut for 2 years now. Guess I should finally sew it :) g

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  13. The green skirt is great with the top, and that yellow fabric is wonderful.

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  14. Very nice. Those outfits can go anywhere.

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  15. You look great. I love both of the skirts!

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  16. Love the skirts and the names are very appropriate!

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  17. I absolutely love the paisley and am going to get some for myself. It's gorgeous and looks like it wears so well. The lime outfit is perfect and is such a fresh summer look. Thanks for showing us the garments being worn.

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  18. Your outfits looks fabulous and so summery.

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  19. What a great idea for making the inside of the skirt look so much neater! I wouldn't have thought of it, & you can be sure I'll use the same method the next time I have elastic to insert at the waist. As always, you are a very creative sewer!

    Rosalind

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  20. I just love your yellow print skirt. Just as cute on you as hanging on the hanger. The green is adorable too. Both of these are winners.

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  21. Gorgeous! You really took advantage of that print. The separates totally work on you.

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  22. Love them both more now that I've seen them in ensemble version. That elastic waist finish is really nice, simple, too!

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  23. You look so good in both outfits. It almost!!?? makes me miss teaching so I can dress up every day.LOL

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  24. Such an inspiration! I must get back to sewing. I am so jealous, it takes me forever to finish just one little item!

    Love your last two outfits.

    Janice from WI

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  25. I love both outfits. That green is awesome. That fabric looks luscious1

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  26. Carolyn, I love the lining/casing tip! What a great idea! I love those sorts of realizations that come to me when I've made the same garment a few times and suddenly find a quicker, cleaner or simpler way of doing something. I'll be using this one! Thanks for all your inspiration!

    Sherry in Little Rock

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