Sunday, November 21, 2010

Endless Combinations - skirt

I am doing the "Endless Combinations" contest at PR. I haven't done a contest in a long time, because I am too competitive (with myself) and tend to put too much pressure on myself. But, this time, I am not going to do that and I am just entering the contest as a motivator to move some fabrics OUT of the fabric closet. For this reason, I am ALSO going to enter the Fabric Stash contest at PR in January. Now, I have no inclination to win that one because I want to take my time to make some nice things and will be doing that simultaneously with the SWAP - which I will write more about later. I will, however, be making everything for the SWAP from my stash. For those of you unfamiliar with the "swap" there is absolutely no swapping going on - it's just an acronym for Sewing With A Plan/Purpose.

Anyway, for the EC, you make one garment, and the second must go with the first. The third, and each subsequent garment must go with a previously made garment, but they do not necessarily have to all go together. I am starting with a plan, but not sure which direction I'll take.

I posted my fabric and patterns in the last post. I have made the skirt, and the pants are finished as well.

The skirt is McCalls 5523. I am really happy with the pattern and am sure i will make it again. I need to take it in just a little bit more at the waist, though.

Next I will make the ivory top. The other day I bought Butterick 5387 and planned on using that. The fabric that I have is a thin silk blend sweater knit from Casual Elegance. But, after reading all of the reviews for this pattern on PR, I've decided against it. I like the line drawing, but am not so sure I am that enamored with any of the finished tops I've seen. Also, everyone has said that the neck treatment is a pain. I will probably try the top in the future, but for now, it is going on the back burner. Instead, I think I will be using the top from the FSG twinset, and just changing the neck a little bit.


7 comments:

Linda T said...

Attractive outfit!

Rebecca said...

Great skirt. Business in the front, party in the back. Love it :)

Sew Passionista said...

This is a very nice skirt. Isn't it funny that in the front it almost looks like a pencil skirt but in the back it has that flared look. ? Interesting! I might have to get that pattern.

Marie said...

This is so cute and it looks great on you. I would have never looked twice at the pattern but I think you have sold it for them.

Summerset said...

Very nice skirt! Looks like you're going to have fun shopping in your stash and coordinating everything.

Me! said...

Nice skirt.Looking forward to seeing your other items

Bobbi Bullard said...

Love the skirt. Looks great on you. And... by the way, I love your shoes, too!