Sunday, April 19, 2009

Knip skirt - continued after all

I decided that after all the time it took me to understand this pattern, I'd better make it. When it was published in the September issue, I immediately liked it, and several times was on the point of making it.

So I took out some very dark blue linen from the fabric collection and cut it. The pictures got a bit of extra light, otherwise you wouldn't have seen a lot. My dressform certainly is a lot smaller in the waist and hips than me, but you'll get the idea. There's a lot of extra fabric space in the hips here, that's not on me!

I quite like it, it's different, but very wearable I think.

In the course of this week I'll put the lining in and add the waistband, perhaps I'll manage a picture on me, but as we'll be leaving for a holiday next Saturday, this week will mostly be finishing work, visit the dentist for a treatment that will remove the last pain I've been suffering (after days it finally was clear that a molar was the cause, while x-rays didn't show anything) and preparing for leaving to the UK.

After my return I'll start the lingerie sew along, stay tuned and see you in May.

17 comments:

Marita said...

Sigrid, I think you'll love it when you get it done, it's great, can't wait till it's finished:-)

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

It's nice to see that you made it since you liked it so much. It looks great so far. Have a wonderful trip.

Rachel said...

That is a pretty skirt. Are Knipmode patterns usually that difficult to understand?

Nancy K said...

Glad you went ahead and made it. It's looking good.
Have a wonderful trip! I bet it's pretty in England right now.

JoanneM said...

It looks wonderful. A cross between a modern bustle and contemporary silhouette.I really love it. You will be pleased you went ahead with it.

Sew4Fun said...

Nice skirt! Have a wonderful trip. It sounds like you need a break. I also hope the trip to the dentist is painless. Why is it that teeth play up at vacation time?

cidell said...

VERY wearable. That's a great pattern!

Vicki said...

Have a great holiday. Hope the weather is good :))

Bunny said...

Have a wonderful vackay! The skirt is quite and intriguing design and I can't wait to see it modeled.

Summerset said...

Very interesting design, I'm glad you decided to make it after all. Have a wonderful vacation!

a little sewing on the side said...

Enjoy your holiday. Glad to hear the dentist located the problem! Tooth pain is no fun.
Looking forward to sseing that skirt on you!

gwensews said...

Love that skirt. Great design.

Tany said...

I'm glad you decided to make the skirt after all, I really love it!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That skirt looks so interesting! Am looking forward to seeing you model it.

Cennetta said...

I really like the style of your skirt. Looking forward the finished skirt.

Liana said...

Very wearable. I love this, and I'd make it in a heartbeat except I made a draped Burda skirt that's a little reminiscent of it, and one is enough. This is really much more modern and wearable, though.

Sue said...

I look forward to seeing a photo of it finished. It looks great so far! Enjoy your break...