Im really loving this pattern.
This skirt is made from a wool crepe that I got cheap because it supposedly has a 'flaw' running down its fold. It washed out, so I got 6 yards of this sick fabric for $2 a yard, whoo hoo!
I ran short on the fabric because I made something else with it, so I had to piece the center panel. It worked rather well. I also added some special touches. I top stitched the pleat down and I also stitched the pleat on the inside to keep the shape of the pleat.
Also, with the hem, and the seam of the front sides, I notched the pieces and turned the hem the other way so I wouldn't get too much bulk at the fold of the pleat.
I think that is rather clever. This thing is going to be awesome for dancing.
Finished images on NVL.
I also got this real cool ribbed silk jacket at the thrift store for $6. The fabric just haunted me and I went past the jacket like 4 times. It looked unfinished, but it had been worn (It was a bit musty). I took it apart and now I appreciate even more all that goes into making a suit jacket. Im going to use the fabric for a beret and a drawstring purse.
My next project is for a get-together at a Tiki restaurant next week. Ive had this red cotton fabric for a long time, but didn't know which dress to make with it. I think Im going to use this Hollywood number. Ive made it once, but I feel drawn to it now. I have to redraft the pattern, but Im looking forward to it.
Also, Ive recently signed up at the super cool blog Sew Retro as a contributor! Im looking forward to that. Now I gotta find something to sew! *wink wink*