Thursday, September 12, 2013

Throwback Thursday #1

I found this skirt when I was emptying out one of those garage fabric bins...



I made it from a wool/cotton blend purchased from Fabric Mart back in 2006. It was part of a SWAP wardrobe called "Pinstripe Falling Into Spring." which was entered in the Timmel Swap contest that year.

The pattern is my TNT four gore skirt pattern. It's one of the first ones I made from the altered pattern. However, when you flip it inside out, the time I took with the construction and finishing of this simple skirt, makes me feel really good about my sewing.

Let me share some of those details with you....


skirt hem with lining

hemline with folded rayon seam tape finish

Waistline turned under and finished with folded rayon seam tape

My label added to the back of the waistline casing

...and this is how I plan on wearing the skirt now.  




Using a RTW Isaac Mitzrahi cardigan from QVC (I'm honestly addicted to these cardigans because of their fit and stylishness!) to achieve the latest trend of coordinating prints and stripes.  




Most of this SWAP collection no longer exists in my wardrobe.  Some pieces were donated right away and others have just melted away over the years.  I do still have the solid brown skirt and wore it last winter. Now that I've found this one, it will make it's way back into my clothing rotation.

That's my garment for "Throwback Thursday."  Periodically I will highlight other pieces in my closet that are several years old and still being worn!

...as always more later!

23 comments:

  1. Very smart and love how it is going to go back into rotation!

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  2. Love the skirt. Such great attention to detail. Looks great coupled with that cardi.

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  3. Love that cardigan. Goes so well with the skirt too.

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  4. Really cute combination -- such a great combination of patterns!

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  5. I want one of those racks you hang your clothes on.....

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  6. I love seeing how well you construct your garments, it makes me strive to do better at my own sewing. Cute outfit, too!

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  7. Quality fabric plus quality sewing sure makes a garment that lasts! You've also shown that mixing it up creates fresh new outfits.

    Karen

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  8. So encouraging to see that well-made clothing can last in our wardrobes and still look good for a long time. Love your new outfit!

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  9. A well made skirt that you paid special attention to details. Glad to see it going into your wardrobe to be worn again.

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  10. The skirt was a good find! This outfit looks like it belongs in rotation with your other stylish garments.

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  11. Hi Carolyn. I have been following your blog for quite some time. You never cease to amaze with your skills. But I have to ask...what is the name of the lipstick you're wearing? You look so vibrant!

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  12. I absolutely love this outfit. The cardigan is fantastic, but that skirt really pairs with it perfectly. Just the right amount of flare and texture.

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  13. I love your blog- you have inspired me to start sewing clothing again! Your garments are beautiful!

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  14. Congratulations on the save/find because you are truly working it!

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  15. The skirt with the cardigan is great! I'm a QVC Isaac fan as well! Excellent craftsmanship on that skirt! Well done as always.

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  16. Another great outfit. Looks so good on you.

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  17. Classic. Well made garments last and last.

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  18. That is a great look, Carolyn!

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  19. Gorgeous skirt! The shape is very flattering on you.

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  20. Gorgeous skirt! The shape is very flattering on you.

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  21. Perfect skirt and I'm not remotely surprised you like that cardigan.

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