Thursday, August 23, 2007

Companion for my new top.

After finishing my latest top last night (about 6 pm), I decided I needed a new skirt to go with it to wear to work today. Don't you just love the stash to go shopping in? I cut out the skirt using a TNT A line plain skirt. Then I had dinner. By now it was 8.30 and I decided I was too tired to possibly start sewing a skirt!!

Then along came Sofie who said I had to! And in my mind I could hear Tany, Summerset and the rest of you saying "Just do it!!!" (I chose to mention Tany and Summerset as I know they do not sleep - or how else do they get so much done?). To cut a long story short I finished my new skirt at 11.30 and here it is..........

I do have one small confession - I haven't hand sewn the lining to the zip yet...but I can do that tonight watching CI. I have a grey Ojay jacket that I wore with the outfit to work today.
Did my hair really look like that all day today?

The skirt has an invisible zip in the back and I bagged the lining and eliminated facings. I understitched the lining down to the seam allowances. To ensure the waist does not stretch I sewed in cotton tape.





This was so easy and I am really happy with how it turned out. And yes the fabric came with the embroidery and the sequins. Who said accountants had to be boring?



And the wearablity factor for the Ottobre top? 10 out of 10!

12 comments:

Vicki W said...

What a great outfit!

Summerset said...

It's a fabulous skirt and 3 hours isn't bad at all!

I never sleep, yeah right! Thanks for the compliment - I usually keep myself pretty busy and entertained. I'm a basket case if I'm bored! School is starting soon, I'm sure production will slow down. A bit.

Lisa Laree said...

Wow, that's sharp! Great return on the investment ;)

Shannon said...

Excellent outfit - you look so polished and coordinated!

Tany said...

I'm overwhelmed! What a terrific outfit!

Laura said...

Looks wonderful, and makes a great outfit.

Sew4Fun said...

Ncie skirt. YOu did well matching the pattern on the CB seam, considering you were tired. :-)

Anonymous said...

Lovely outfit :) I really like your shoes too
Skye

Robin said...

That skirt is a real winner. And it looks great on you! Way to go!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

The skirt is just sooooo kewl! I love the embroidered fabric and how nice that it was just sitting in your stash waiting for you to make something gorgeous from it!

Marji said...

Vicki, the embellishment on both the skirt and the top really take a basic silhouette into the next realm. Very pretty, classy outfit.
And those shoes are just fab!!

Linda said...

What a great outfit. A skirt in 3 hours is great. I love the skirt fabric too. That embroidery gives it such a sophisticated touch. Enjoy!