Sunday, August 12, 2007

The first in a series, I'm sure

I decided to make a skirt to go with my new BWOF blouse, and I've had McCalls 5330 on my wish list for a few months. Sharon has made 4 great skirts from this pattern and I love Erica's denim version, so I figured it was worth a try. This pattern definitely did not let me down - I love this skirt!

Fabric: Grey cotton twill, 1 yard @ $9/yard

Alterations/design changes:
I didn't make any alterations to the pattern and it fits me great right out of the envelope! Gotta love that.

I sewed the side seams as flat fell seams. I didn't have any topstiching thread so I just used my regular all-purpose thread for the topstitching. Next time I will certainly get some topstitching thread for the added stitch definition.


Love it! I am seeing this in a black wool for the cooler weather. This was very quick to make up, I finished most of it in a day.


Erica Bunker said...

Oh how cute! I love the buttons! Was that not the easiest skirt to make... took no time at all!

Cherie said...

I'm kinda new here, finally got a blog started, but I've been lurking! I love your new outfit, a strong skirt with a soft blouse, that is a great look. Then again, the skirt can go into fall. Love the contrasting buttons.

BTW, I bought Lost Cities on your recommend, got to get the hubby and I doing more together. I'll let you know how it goes!

Anonymous said...

Great Skirt! The buttons are so cute.

Anonymous said...

It looks great and matches the shirt so well! What a great new outfit!!

loopylulu said...

Great outfit. I wanted to make a skirt like with buttons down the front too but I'm looking for one with an A-line shape. Seeing yours gives me the kick I need to go find the right pattern. Again, yours looks so cute. I can see it going well with so many things.

Adrienne said...

Very cute! I LOVE those buttons!!!!!