Well, I thought this skirt would take one afternoon to sew - not close to 2 weeks! Anyway, it's finally finished. I like the way it looks, but I'm not necessarily thrilled with the way it looks on. I think I just have to get used to it. It's kind of a lot of skirt. I'm really pleased with the piping and the button flap though. I also really like the inseam pockets, which I made out of the same poly lining that I lined the skirt with. The pattern didn't call for lining, but I figured after all the work I put into it, I might as well line it. The pattern also called for a centered zipper application in the back and I don't think I've done a centered zipper in a garment in about 20 years. And after I did this one, I know why! I really think a lapped application looks so much nicer, and for me, it is much easier to get straight. I guess that's something I will need to practice a bit more, but I probably won't since I like the look of the lapped better anyway.
Here are some pix. You can see more here if you arrow through the files. I'm just glad to be done with it LOL!
Next, I will probably start on the first bra for the lingerie sew-along. After that, I will be making a top - I'm not making ANY pants or bottoms until I lose some weight - nothing I have now is fitting :-(
I also got a couple of great knits from Gorgeous Fabrics today, but my camera battery is on the charger, so I will have to show you later.
I did get this beautiful nail color today - Revlon's Gold Get 'Em. I tried to take a picture with my computer camera, I'm not sure the color came out right, but it's pretty close.