My skirt, was made from an old New Look pattern 6699. I took the skirt pieces from this pattern and used them. When my fabric was delivered I laid it next to the top and added the bias tape as I envisaged it looking complete.
I then decided it didnt look right the bias was too broad, so I redrafted the skirt, using my 2 skirt pieces as blocks and referring to my metric pattern cutting book by Winifred Aldrich, I managed to make a new skirt pattern from it, I havent done pattern cutting for a long while and I only know basic.
I really like it and I like the piped effect with my new bias binding, I think I shall do more of this. Im not too sure if that horizontal band, if is in the right place, and I have tapered the skirt more this time. Excuse quality of photo, the light it poor.
Ive only just discovered floral bias binding, Im aware its been around a while be we have only just started having it stocked nearby. I think its lovely and I am getting quite a collection.
|Isnt this a great match for colours|
For the lining I used a piece of fabric from my stash it was a bit short so I add a ribbon on the bottom. The fabric is vintage for a car boot sale and I didnt realise that it was faulty until I got it home. But Im fine with this as the whole exercise of the mini wardrobe was using up my fabrics and only I will see this.
Ive now cut No. 3 my white shirt pattern long sleeve version Vogue 7903 its ages since I made a shirt and it should be fun.
I was going to add a pleated yoke, copying a design I had seen
On asking my sewing buddy her advice, I decided against it. I still liked the idea of a yoke front though. So it got me thinking, lace? ribbon? I had unpicked a top that had seen its day, it had lovely inserts on the lower part of the blouse. (I'm a sucker for dismantling clothing for the trims, zips, buttons, only if they are special.) So I thought I would try them out on a yoke before I cut the rest of the fabric out. Its was very time consuming, and as the pieces were previously cut I was having to place them just so on my yoke template. But I think it will be work and the efforts worthwhile, and it wont look as ridged as the pleating. Do you like it?