Friday, January 4, 2008

2007 ufo

I had one project from 2007 still unfinished: the Knip mode skirt I made earlier in grey. Tonight I finished that one (after a lot of ironing first, those things have to be done too...)




















On my first skirt Summerset suggested to make it with more visible topstitching, and I'm very happy with that suggestion, this skirt shows the design lines much better. It's not too flattering in the hip area but I will wear this with a jacket or top over the waist. I'm only showing you the details of the skirt like this (perhaps I shouldn't, too embarassing!)

What I see too is that I must shorten the sleeves of my shirt. I already thought they were a bit long, but they're obviously a bit too long.

My daughters jeans are coming along nicely, she's doing a lot on it herself, but I do topstitching and I have put the zipper in. The fit was not too bad, a little too much space in the front crotch area, but that was easily solved. We'll work on that this weekend.

And what next for me? I have so many ideas in my head, patterns and magazines, that it's difficult to choose. The only thing I've cut out is a lingerie set (not surprised, are you?). It's a set with a partial-band bra, I'll try to make pictures as I go, so that I can show you how to do that. That is, if you like sewing lingerie, or are tempted to try.

And I'd like to make one of these patterns, which Cidell has sent me in December (we exchanged for Knip Mode magazines, thank you so much Cidell, and I hope the Knip Modes are soon with you)

The shell in the upper right corner I want to try with an underlining of silk organza, a couture technique as described in an issue of Threads.

And there's a lot of blouses in BWOF I like, pants I "need". I'll keep you posted.

14 comments:

Erica B. said...

That skirt is gorgeous. I love the topstitching.

Vicki said...

The skirt looks great with the topstitching!

Adrienne said...

You did a beautiful job! I love it!

cidell said...

This is BRILLIANT with the topstitching! As for the patterns, Niets te danken.

Berry said...

You did a great work with topstitching. I love that skirt and it fits you well.

Summerset said...

The skirt is great! I don't think you should be ashamed of the way you're built. This skirt is very feminine and curvy! I think you look great and better than that one magazine photo you showed us a while back.

Debbie Cook said...

I don't think any part of this skirt is unflattering on you. Your shape is perfect for all of those feminine lines. Flaunt it!! It's a great skirt, even prettier on you.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Can I chime in with the skirt is very flattering on you and that your curves are beautiful! Celebrate them girl! Now you know that I LIKE the topstitching - it is fantastic!

Tany said...

Wow, divine! It looks awesome on you, very elegant and stylish! 100% winner!

Shannon said...

The topstitching is the perfect finishing touch. Great skirt!!

LauraLo said...

Beautiful, sexy, elegant, perfect!

Pirouette said...

Omigosh! That skirt is "haute"!

Isabelle said...

What a beautiful skirt. It looks beautiful on you, so feminine and classy. So many women would like to have beautiful hips like yours!

Annika said...

What a gorgeous skirt! I wish I had your curves!