10/22/12

Carnival of Skirt Progress

Happy Monday All,

   Hoping everyone's weekend was a good one.  My weekend was good, relaxed and later on became productive.  I was able to finish a baby order and thereafter moved on to my skirt choice for the Carnival of Skirt Sew-along.



After all the shenanigans of picking a pattern, I decided on my tnt McCalls 3830:  Misses' Skirts In 5 Lengths.


 This inspiration pic is the reason for selecting M3830, which is simple and would work well with the base fabric and lace.

Arden B. Lace Pencil Skirt

Fabric choice was a bottom weight cot/poly in mauve and black lace.




I cut the base fabric, lace & lining all at once and marked said pieces.  To ensure the lace didn't dance around on the base fabric, I used 1/4" steam-a-seam along all the edges of the base fabric, then fused the lace to it, then stitched 1/4" along all the edges.






Once the lace was fused to the base fabric, I proceeded with construction as if the fabric was one, serged the raw edges.  Sewed the back seam starting at the point where the split begins and worked upward to the zipper marking and basted stitched up to the waist.  Inserted zipper and continued on attaching the front to the back.  All was good, tried it on and decided from that fit that the bottom could use some pegging and removed 5/8" from the side seams starting 10" down from the waist.




As of this last pic, I have since attached the waistband and handstiched the lining thereto.  What remains is handstitching the skirt hem and hoping to have pics this week.

Until then,

Everyone have a Great Week

23 comments:

MAD14kt said...

Sheila Baby you have done it up! The baby gift is AWESOME. You know I am so hating you on the skirt...MARVELOUS darling, just MARVELOUS!!! LOL

Until your next creation...FIESTA :)

Adelaide B said...

I cannot wait to see this one!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Great color combo.

Victoria said...

Love your skirt! The lace overlay is so pretty over such a lovely color! Can't wait to see the finished results:)

Sheila said...

Hello Ladies & Thanks.

My plan is to winterize it by wearing a lightweight pullover sweater, just need to get it hemmed. Once that's done, I will do a few calisthenics of trying on different sweaters to get a sense of how well it looks.

Candice said...

I am really loving this...

Faye Lewis said...

What a beautiful skirt project. Right on trend too!

alethia said...

The baby set is awesome. Love the lace.

Positively Necie said...

Love your skirt. I have some burgandy lace and you have given me something to think about. Especially since burgandy is so popular this season. May have to add it to my carnival of skirts.

L said...

Your skirt is looking great. I want one now! Thanks for the tip about using steam-a-seam to hold the lace in place.

Sheila said...

Thanks Candice.

Sheila said...

Thanks Faye, your sew alongs always inspire me to be more creative.

Sheila said...

Thank you Alethia, the customer love it. Really enjoyed working with the lace and looking forward to sewing up the lace you gifted to me for a dress.

Sheila said...

Thanks Necie. I am sure that burgandy lace is ripe for sewing. Can't wait to see what you make.

Sheila said...

Thanks L. Steam-a-steam is like my wonder drug for sewing.

Opal said...

Love this skirt. I cant wait to see the finished product.

Clio said...

OOOh! Sheila! So beautiful. What a great use of steam a seam. This has me really excited for my next project, which will have lace. I can't wait to see this done.

velosewer said...

That's the thing with lace. You can do so many different colours with the layers. It does showcase your creativity too.
I agree with you about steam a seam lite too.

RhondaBuss said...

Wow, do I love the lace overlay. Fabulous choice!! I need to get busy on my skirts, like now!!!!!!!!!!!!

Farhana said...

Wow, the skirt is looking good a lace overlay skirt is one of the things on my fall/winter sewing list also. I have a question, since your using M3830 the waistband your adding is it self drafted or from another McCall pattern? TIA

Sheila said...

Thanks Rhonda and would love to see your lace skirt version.

Sheila said...

I used the waistband facing from Mccalls 3830 for the base fabric & lace overlay. The instructions call for cutting 2 front and back waistband facings, but cut only one of each and interfaced the base fabric pieces. Fused the lace to the base fabric the same way I did the skirt. Serged it to the skirt and folded waistband facing to the inside skirt, simultaneously creating a narrow waistband.

Brenda said...

This lace skirt is sweet! I love it and oh your tip on fusing the lace is great, thanks for sharing.
BTW, your skirt looks great on you.