Thursday, March 20, 2014

Vogue 8956 Skirt in Paul Smith Brushed Cotton


Thank you for your comments on my last post.  I have been absent for a while, partly because I have done no sewing at all since the middle of January, and partly because I just couldn't seem to have the wherewithal to blog!  It's taking the photos that does it.  I can be so lazy in that respect.

The thing is I really do have loads of stuff I have made (before January) and just haven't blogged.  I truly always intend to catch up but somehow I never get round to it.  Today, because my ten-year old son is away and I have extra time to myself, I have actually made the skirt I'm showing you right now, and I've taken pics of two dresses I made at the start of the year.  I'll blog the dresses soon (honestly!)

My new sunglasses! Ignore the wrinkle near the skirt waistband. The brushed cotton sticks to itself. I should have smoothed it down!

So, this skirt is V8956, which is described as a "semi-fitted, wrap skirt".  Simple as that!  Mine is view B, which is the longer of the two asymmetrical options. I should make more skirts...this was so easy and quick.  It has no lining, just facings to finish the two vertical edges, and two buttonholes and buttons to deal with.  I did slipstitch the inner waistband to the skirt, but I love hand sewing as you know!


I did have to make an alteration, as the regular, straight side was quite a bit too wide from just below the waistband.  To be fair, I am quite straight up and down in my shape, so I always have to have a size or two bigger in the waist or smaller in the hip.  However, this time I had to take out nearly two inches in total all the way down the right side.  Partly because it was too wide in the hip, and partly because it looks much better narrower on the regular side.

I love this skirt!  It was so easy peasy to make, and it's so easy to wear, too.  Also, a big plus point is that, being held together by just two buttons on the waistband, I can easily alter it to fit (should I need to) by moving the buttons along.  Yay!

Maybe I will actually wear these sunglasses instead of just sticking them in a drawer!