Sunday, May 3, 2009

Linen is beautiful, but...

it's wrinkling. As you can see in the pictures and I only ironed it shortly before putting it on for pictures. Should do it again, but not now, so apologies for the wrinkles. After a lovely week in England (in which I met Melissa from Fehr trade, which was so nice, thanks Melissa), this was the first thing on my sewing to-do list. It was not finished the week before our holiday.

I like the result, when I put it on for fitting, my son came in and said "great skirt mom", which is a great compliment from a 13 year old boy.

It's not the best thing I've made, the waistband could be a bit better shaped. Not too bad, I'll wear a shirt over it most probably, but I skipped the shaped waistband and made a straight one. Shouldn't have done that, shaped waistbands are much better on me.

The design lines in the back are not clearly to be seen, but I think the vertical lines are not really necessary in this style. The emphasis is on the front, and as you can see in the picture of the back, the right side is pulled to the front, because of the way the pleats are made. Only a minor detail. I think I'll wear this skirt quite a few times this summer.

16 comments:

cidell said...

Welcome home! That, my friend, is a FANTASTIC skirt. FANTASTIC. I wanted to make sure you heard me ;)

Nancy K said...

Great skirt and so what if it wrinkles, linen is supposed to wrinkle. It looks fabulous.

verobirdie said...

I agree with you son, this is a great skirt!

Els said...

Funky skirt, looks fantastic on you.

luckylibbet said...

Great looking skirt - very interesting details without being over the top.

Glad you had a nice vacation!

Adelaide B said...

This skirt is really cool. And when I say really cool, I mean super cool.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

You did a great job. It looks fantastic on you :)

Birgitte said...

I think the skirt looks fabulous on you. Both funky and stylish, it shows off your slender waist and your gorgeous legs, it's young and fresh yet not over the top. A real winner. And linen is supposed to wrinkle, it's part of its charm :))

Tany said...

That's an outstanding skirt! I really love its originality and you look great in it!

Lori said...

That is a great skirt and a compliment from a 13 year old is super-high praise.

Dana said...

Great skirt! I say embrace the wrinkles! At least people will know it's the real thing :)

Sue said...

Fabulous skirt. I understand the frustration of the wrinkling. I love sewing linen but not so keen on the pressing...

Summerset said...

Very, very cool skirt!

Marita said...

It came out great!!!! i love linen because it wrinkles, LOL!!!

JoanneM said...

Love ,love ,love the skirt. Looks great on you. Linen is the perfect choice for this skirt. Both pattern and fabric have a "mind of their own"!

Kat said...

I love this skirt style! Very unique. And I love linen too--on the bolt ;) . It's the only place where it stays wrinkle free LOL.