Sunday, April 29, 2012

Vogue 1248 - Throwing Shapes

Finally...the skirt with the HUGE pockets!
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This skirt has such a dramatic silhouette, it makes me want to throw weird shapes!
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I wasn't sure if I would like Vogue 1248 once it was made up, but I thought I might enjoy the creative process along the way, so it seemed worth the risk.  As it happens, I like it such a lot, and it feels so me, I think if my spirit were suddenly to manifest itself physically in an item of clothing, this could be it!

It's pretty tricky to photograph black inside on a dark and murky, rainy day.  I lightened the top photo a bit but it hasn't really helped.  It's hard to see the details but the skirt has a very deep waistband, which ends at the high hip, and the skirt itself is very gathered, with huge pockets, which are gathered on all four edges.
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As you can tell, there was a lot of gathering involved.  I will never again complain about a few centimetres worth of gathering after doing this lot.

There is a long belt, which is sewn in at the side seams and you cross it over at the back and tie it at the front.  It's supposed to have "shirt-sleeve cuffs" at the ends but I was too lazy to do them, and I thought they may not show in black anyway.  Not enough to make it worth the extra effort.
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This skirt is made in simple black lawn with a black muslin lining.  Both the shell and lining are finished with a narrow hem.
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I know I will wear this skirt a lot.  I would love a black, taffeta version but that would have to be saved for best and then I would never wear it because I never go out, because I am always at home sewing or cooking  and stuff!  Helping with homework...you know.
Edited to add these photos (click to see them larger):
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5 comments:

  1. That is a fabulous skirt! Really impressed that you made it.

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  2. Love it! Its clearer in the pic with the blue top but clearest in the pics where you've laid it flat. It looks like a lot of work and the finishing is very high end. Great job!

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  3. It is a lovely skirt and looks so elegant. I think I'd look elephantine in it though.

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  4. I love the drama! It would be great in taffeta, imagine the rustling.

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