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.
Friday, August 08, 2008
Posted by Nancy Winningham at 9:27 PM