Saturday, June 18, 2011

A skirt or two (Summer Edition)...

I was digging around in the fabric closet and found this great piece of cotton/lycra sateen.  It was 2 yards long...long enough to be a dress but lately I've been shying away from dresses made from this fabrication.  But the fabric was fun, bright and summery so I figured a 4 gore skirt would be perfect for it.

As you can see here:


It works well for what I wanted.  The skirt is made from my TNT 4 gore skirt pattern and it was easy to make because I constructed it almost entirely on my serger.  Did I tell you how much I'm loving my serger these days!  Especially since I've finally gotten the hang of threading it!

A few days before I'd made another straight skirt from the leftover beige tropical wool from Butterick 5598.  I cut it out at the same time that I cut out B5598 and it was getting in the way because I kept moving it around my cutting table and bed whenever I started a new project.  So I thought it would just be easier to sew it up than to keep moving it around...so here it is with a RTW tank top and cardigan.


There is nuthin new to the construction.  It is a basic lined skirt with an invisible zipper and a button/buttonhole closure on the waistline.  It will be fine for a summer work day...professional without being banker professional...y'know what I mean.

Tomorrow, I'll show you the wearable muslin of Butterick 5620...as always, more later!

33 comments:

  1. I like them both. I think it was a great decision to make that sateen fabric into a gored skirt. Love how you paired it with the bright cardi.

    Your lined skirt is fabulous too. It does have a bit of extra pizazz, taking it beyond boring banker. lol

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  2. I like the skirts, too. Is it just the picture or does the beige fabric have that "I'm an expensive fabric" sheen to it?

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  3. I always love your creations, but that skirt with the orange cardi is especially cute - perfect for summer!

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  4. Oh Carolyn, both new skirts/outfits are great, but I **L.O.V.E.** that first bright skirt and cardi - they are my colors! I wish I could find a cardi (or suitable fabric) in that bright orange. Did you make or buy that?

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  5. I love those skirts! They turned out great and your style is fabulous. g

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  6. Both outfits look fabulous on you! I love the print skirt and bright cardi!

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  7. Wow, both color schemes look great on you. I really like the bold orange, but I like the soft femininity of the beige and pink together too. Two lovely new skirts for sure!

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  8. Both of the skirts you made are lovely, and I can imagine they would be very useful in a wardrobe. Nicely done.

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  9. Love the orange! So cheerful.

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  10. Perfect for the summer! Glad you got your TNT fix in too.

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  11. That orange looks great on you. Wear more!

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  12. I like both outfits, but I love the print skirt with the orange cardi. The people you work with must be amazed by the quantity and quality of your wardrobe!

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  13. I like the happy colors you've injected into your wardrobe!

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  14. Reading your blog is like watching a mini fashion show!
    Can't wait for the new muslin as they reveal so many things...good and bad about the body and the pattern maker.

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  15. Oh, love that floral skirt! So summer! So pretty!

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  16. Very pretty new skirts, so pretty for summer.

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  17. they are both super chic! i love the khaki one styled with the cardigan :)

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  18. Wonderful summer outfits! I thought that I was the only one who moved stuff from place to place, knowing full well that it would take really no time at all to just make it up and move it into the closet.

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  19. I like both skirts. The print is especially cute. I love the colors.

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  20. You ARE a sewing fanatic! You are so prolific! I love stopping by and seeing what else you've whipped up. Beautiful skirts!

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  21. Clothes that are primarily serged are so fun and quick. Your skirt looks great!

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  22. You look GREAT in orange. (Secretly, it's right up there on my list of fave colours...)

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  23. I also like both but the first one is so cheerful. And, I agree, it's great as a skirt!

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  24. Great outfits, Carolyn. The bright, summery skirt with the orange sweater - such great colors on you!

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  25. Admire both of your skirts! Beautiful fabrics! The flower print skirt screams "Cheery" to me!!! :)

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  26. You find the cutest fabrics, Carolyn. I love the floral print skirt. And the tropical wool skirt will be a great season spanner. Great job as always!

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  27. Love both the skirts. The print one is very springy. Love the colors.

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  28. Both skirts look great!! I love the beige skirt. I have some similar fabric in my stash that I keep thinking I should make into a skirt but I don't want it to look to boring banker. Your skirt definitely inspires me.

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  29. Ooh, nice skirts! The first one is so pretty and the second one looks great in that outfit.

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  30. I love the skirt paired with the orange (my favorite color!) cardi. Fun fun!

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  31. Fun and quick! You can't get any better than that.

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  32. I LOVE skirts in the summer. The print is my fav!

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