Today post is about my four favorite skirts that I wear a lot but I didn't blog about it. I made the first skirt in 2010 and continue to make one skirt each year. So, now I had four basic skirts to wear for everyday wear :)
For the pattern, I followed step by step instructions from Burdastyle, "How to make a basic skirt"
Black pencil skirt ( made in 2010)- For the fabric, I used 1.5 yards of medium weight cotton that had a slight stretch in black color. The skirt has front and back darts, straight waistband , invisible zipper at the CB but I omitted hook n eye - so the zipper inserted until the top of waistband. I also omitted the lining.
Printed blue cotton pencil skirt (made in 2012)- I used the leftover fabric from my shift dress. As the fabric is not enough, I made the waistband with black elastic (4.5cm wide). The skirt also has front and back darts, invisible zipper inserted until the top of waistband/elastic and I added back slit/vent in the skirt.
For the pattern, I followed step by step instructions from Burdastyle "How to make an a-line skirt".
Printed dark grey A-line skirt (made in 2011). For the fabric, I used 1.5 yards of printed crepe fabric - it's drape so nicely and I think is perfect to wear in summer. I also used the elastic waistband and omitted the hook n eye, so the work was the same manner as my printed pencil skirt above.
Actually, I did the first A-line skirt for my red dress The dress turned-out nicely and I love how the skirt behaved. So, I made the skirt after I have done my dress :)
Grey color A-line skirt (cut the fabric in the end of 2013 and finished the skirt some days ago). For the fabric, I used medium weight wool crepe. I cut the fabric in December 2013 but I was so lazy to sew it. As MMM'14 is in the air right now, I remember that I have the skirt that need to finish. So, on Monday I sew the skirt and it done in three hours :)
This skirt has straight waistband, the length is just under the knee, invisible zipper at CB and finished the waistband by sew the hook n' eye and snap fastener. I also fuse the bias tape before I sew the zipper for smooth finishes :)
That's it for today post everyone. I still working on my Burdastyle trousers, my muslin done last week and this week is cutting the fabric and sewing it. Hopefully I will finish it by the end of the month :)