Friday, August 08, 2008

FSG 1964


Well, I finally finished the first piece to the mini wardrobe contest. This is a black wool gabardine skirt made from Nancy Erickson's FSG 1964 pattern. This was an easy skirt to make and well drafted. I liked that there were four darts in the front and back, so there were more fitting opportunities. I cut a straight 14, and then ended up taking about 1/4 inch in each side seam at the waist and also made the back darts a little deeper. I put an invisible zipper in the back, and lined it with rayon bemberg. I hand stitched the lining to the zipper and hand stitched the skirt hem. I really like this skirt, but even the wool gabardine tends to itch against my skin, so I will definitely need to wear a "tuck -in blouse" with this skirt. I fit this one a little closer in the waist than I usually do and I'm hoping that will solve the problem I have with skirts twisting all over the place throughout the day.

I was thinking that this would be more of a pencil skirt, but it is actually more of a straight skirt. I thought about bringing in the hem a bit at the bottom, but I think it will be fine the way it is.

6 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Congrats on getting the first piece completed! Every wardrobe needs a good basic black skirt!

kasizzle said...

It's beautiful and will be so versatile!

Birgitte said...

A beautiful skirt that fits you so well. Congrats on one down-so envious! All of mine are in the flat, folded stages. :(

Maureen said...

Love the skirt Nancy, very pretty and it makes you look down-right skinny.....I think I hate you :)

Little Hunting Creek said...

That skirt looks great on you just the way it is. I am still owrking on summer stuff so you are way ahead!

Audrey said...

The black skirt really fits you well and you look great in that outfit! You will be able to wear the skirt with so many tops and jackets.

Audrey