Project Runway Pattern No. 2413
I began this project last night and to be honest, it was pretty easy...well that is at least what I was thinking as I went to bed last night with the skirt 80% done. Maybe that thinking was a little optimistic and I was getting ahead of myself.
This morning the hubs and I ran to Jo-Ann's to pick up a zipper and I was on my way. There were some parts I sewed yesterday that I wasn't quite happy with so I thought I should redo those parts in order to for the skirt to be as well-made as I can make it. To say the least, it took me about 5 hours today to finish the other 20%. I am new to sewing, as you know, and therefore those darn zippers trip me up every time--I sewed the zipper three times! The 20% prob would have taken someone with experience 1-2 hours but I can't be bitter---these are all learning experiences for me right?! Plus it's really fun!
Here is the finished skirt:
I picked a fabric from Jo-Ann's that is part of their spring Riviera line. I wanted to do a pattern but I was so skeptical with all of the patterns there. It's hard to visualize certain patterns into a garment so I opted for a solid for now. I am planning to venture into the patterns for the next project. This color is a deep blue-violet color, it photographed a little more blue than actual. This pattern comes with an optional band at the bottom of the skirt. I scored the last of this fabric and there wasn't enough for the band so I went without. I think it's cute either way. With the additional band of fabric, I may have been able to make it more work appropriate but now I have a fab night out skirt to wear with the hubs.
Overall I am pleased with this. Keep your eyes open for upcoming pictures of this in an outfit post. Let me know what you think??