Saturday, February 2, 2008

Fabric musings and another skirt!

I have realised that I have the habit of buying fabric that will match with the clothes that I have on while shopping. I wander through the store and a fabric will catch my eye and I think to myself "this will go really well with the top/skirt/whatever that I am currently wearing!". I suppose that is a good thing as I will always have something in my wardrobe to match my new piece.

Last week I purchased a chocolate brown viscose/poly/lycra blend jacket weight fabric that will go lovely with the cream Burda skirt I made. I had been snoop shopping just prior to the fabric shop and there was a lovely cream and cholocate brown dress that I was admiring. Mmmm, nice!

Last year I was also browsing through Spotlight and I was wearing a pink camisole and a green cardigan (with jeans I think) and I came across this cotton eyelet fabric:

So this morning (and some of yesterday) I sewed up this skirt using my altered Ottobre skirt pattern and look I have tops to match already!

For something a bit different I added 4 godets into the skirt.

I used these books for instructions on inserting godets:

I had read in Roberta Carr's book about adding godets, but when I came to follow the instructions, I found them to be very sparse and for the life of me could not follow. So to the sewing library (and this is why we NEED all these books) I found a two page spread in Claire Shaeffer's book.

Great instructions and a perfect godet:

I have taken a few more photos which you can see here if you would like.

Hopefully it won't take me a year to make up that cholocate brown jacket fabric......


Summerset said...

Pretty and so summery. I like the addition of the godets - a nice detail for not too much more work.

Sew4Fun said...

Now see this is what I'm talking about. Your skirt is so pretty and summery. It looks really nice with the cami and cardi.

Just what was in the water this week though, that we both had the urge to dig out the small floral fabric. :)

Shannon said...

You look adorable in your pink and green outfit!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is a great summer skirt! Makes me long for warmer look great in this.

a little sewing on the side said...

Well that seems a good way to buy fabric! Very effective. Your new skirt is darling. I love everything about it and the cami/cardi you are wearing. It is nice to see summer - give us something to look forward to.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Vicki your skirt looks wonderful, actually the whole outfit flows so great together. You did a terrific job on the godets.
What a super way of buying fabric :) You definetely can't go wrong :)
Nice to see you are finding time to sew, I'll hopefully get back to it this week.

paco peralta said...

Vicki .- because colors painted fabric combined with your twin-set. It is a great chance to find tissues apparent ......!!! Thank you for sharing the art of godets embedded, it is very "clean" on the skirt. Greetings from Barcelona and happy summer. " Ah! Envy that. Paco

Tany said...

Just fabulous! I have those books too! There are no such thing as too many books!

Marji said...

beautifully done on the godets. What a lovely summer outfit. And of course, I cannot fail to notice the shoes.
You've got THE most awesome shoe closet.

austin said...

You look great in this outfit! I love the colors and print!