vogue 8603- purple skirt

10 Feb

… and i’m back from another hiatus! this time it was due to apartment troubles and subsequent moving (i really love sewing, but my apartment was literally 30*F! too cold to do anything except huddle under the covers!). i finished moving and unpacking last week, so hopefully i am back in action 😀

this skirt is the first thing i have made in well over a month… i was a little apprehensive at first (not gonna lie – i was afraid i had ~lost my touch~ since i was out of practice haha) but it went together beautifully and i am very pleased with the final result! especially the fit!

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i used vogue 8603 as my pattern. the only adjustment i made to the pattern was i used an invisible zipper instead of a regular zipper.
my fabric is some lovely grape linen-look cotton that i bought on sale at hancock’s… i lined the skirt with this crazy periwinkle blue rayon that i found in my stash.

i am going to go ahead and apologize in advance for the awful pictures… i have misplaced my tripod and didn’t have a lot of light to work with. oh well.

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skirt front

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skirt back. i love all the gathering detail!

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kind of a skirt side picture.

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here i tried to take the picture without flash… aaaand it didn’t really work. it shows the color better, though.

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inside of the skirt with the lining. i serged the entire thing – even the seams that are covered by lining. this stuff sheds like crazy! this picture shows the color best.

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close-up of the front pleating.

i’m pretty happy with this pattern. i will probably end up making it again, in black with some kind of crazy colored lining (i love mismatched lining!! :D)
i’m really excited about having a purple skirt, mostly because i think it will look really good with my new red shoes:
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4 Responses to “vogue 8603- purple skirt”

  1. youngwifey February 10, 2010 at 7:57 pm #

    Looks great!

  2. Natalie February 12, 2010 at 10:04 am #

    I looooove the red shoes!! They will look great with that skirt, you did a fantastic job. I thought the gathering might make it a bit unflattering but it’s totally the opposite 🙂

    • lladybird February 12, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

      thanks! hahah the gathering is totally my favorite part… it like, perfectly highlights the butt 😛


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