10/31/2012

Vera Wang Chartreuse & Saddle Bags

For my third Carnival of Skirt, I used a plaid chartreuse fabric which was part of the Vera Wang Lavender Fabric Collection and purchased from Fabric.com during one of its $1.95/yd sales.



Using McCalls 3830 again made this a quick sew.  I pegged this skirt as well, but not as much as my lace skirt.  I didn't have a coordinating zipper and went with a taupe one, which worked and barely visible.


This version is paired with an old bordeaux v-neck pullover sweater (from Sears a few years ago, had to take the razor blade to it because of pilling) & a skinny belt.

There isn't much I can add to this version nor the McCalls pattern, except its one of my favorite patterns and will be used again, and again  & again...lol

Faye's sew-along has me on a skirt frenzy and working on a fourth one, this time using Burda 8281:  Flared skirt in two lengths.  Views A  & B with slanted cut, View B with hem panel and View C with circle insert.  I did Version C.


In taking a closer look at the pattern envelope, I noticed that the circle inserts are part of the back skirt too.  So I modified the back a little, for one the skirt was short even for my 5'3" height and lengthened it.  Since I wasn't to keen on the inserts at the side back of the skirt, I placed the spliced back piece on tracing paper and using M3830 on top traced along the side seam and cut.



For the fabrics I used a black/grey houndstooth print and black cot/poly for the circle inserts.


Prior to attaching the circle inserts, I stay stitched 1/4" along the edge of the inserts & the skirt and made several clips to aid in pinning the insert to the skirt.




With the zipper installed....


  and side seams serged...



I tried the skirt on and ummm yeah... my skirt looks nothing like the envelope pic, but instead saddle bags....mmmm



Can't think about it anymore.... until then

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy.

10 comments:

Lynneb said...

I haved loved seeing your skirts! One is more fabulous than the other!

Adelaide B said...

Yeah, those circles can be dangerous if placed wrong. Love the skirt fever!

velosewer said...

I've always been scared to add any detailing to my hips.
Love the skirts though.

Carol said...

Chartreuse and purple; my favourite combination of all times. Love the houndstooth skirt.

Opal said...

Your Vera Wang skirt looks great and I also love the color of the sweater you paired it with. I also love the details on the second skirt the idea of putting a solid color on the side looks really good. Sorry you have reached a block in the road but I know you will make it work some how.

RhondaBuss said...

Love, love the skirt and sweater combo. Perfect for the fall. What if you try the black and white plaid on the bias for the insets. Just an idea.

MAD14kt said...

Sheila baby, I love your Vera Wang skirt. I hope everything workk out for your houndstooth skirt ;)

Rosie said...

Savannah says she has cabin fever. I love the Vera Wang skirt/material and it looks great with that knit top. Now I see what you mean about the second skirt.

Sheila said...

Hello and hoping all are doing well in the aftermath of Sandy.

Thanks for the lovely compliments on my skirt. As for B8281, it has been canned, I couldn't make it work and also a reminder of why I stick to my TNTs. However, I was able to squeak out another M3830 from the remaining fabric and feeling better for it.

Faye Lewis said...

Sheila - that is such an interesting skirt!

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