Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Very Wearable Muslin - Collette Meringue Skirt

I started working on this skirt last week after my meltdown over Si's quilt.
 I received the Collette Sewing Handbook for Christmas, and while I am not a novice sewist, I really appreciate how much great information is put together in the book.  I would highly recommend it!  The Meringue Skirt is the first project in the book.  I think the only project that isn't a dress.  
 I used a baby wale corduroy with a sort of burn out pattern on it.  It came from the stash.  I'm not sure from where originally.  It is over all very light weight, so I fully lined the skirt.  I found some Stretch Taffeta on the clearance aisle in the local Joann store.  It has a nice stiffness to it, but with the stretch going across, worked wonderfully for a lining to help hold up the corduroy. 
 As for sizing and fitting - I should have cut at least one size smaller. I took the skirt in as much as I could without distorting it, or having to redo the zipper.  And it is really still too big.  It sits quite a bit lower than my true waist.  I also have some points!?! along the waist line - need to make that a bit smoother, although I actually rarely wear my tops tucked in.  In fact, this is how I wore it to church.  (that face I'm making looks like my grandma! - the new specs add to it)

When I asked Mr. Riley what he thought - he said it looked like our (old) curtains.

We still have the pillows.....





3 comments:

Mindy said...

Looks nice! ...though we never want to be compared to curtains...

Lorraine said...

Very cute!!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Really cute! Love those tights too :)