Sunday, July 19, 2009

BWOF 01-2009-112

For this fabric I originally planned a bit flared skirt, but as happens often, I changed my plan and am making this pencil skirt. It took me a long time deciding to do the piping or not, as I was afraid it was too much and giving too much width for me. I decided it wouldn't be a big loss if it didn't work, and it gives me a chance to check this high waist style on me too. I see it as a test project, of which the outcome can be a wearable skirt. My dressform is not my size, so it only shows the general idea, and has nothing to do with the fit on me. the second picture is a bit ridiculous with the belt on it, I do have a defined waist, but not like this!

If it works this will be a nice summer skirt which will be great with a simple black top (or perhaps the dotted black fabric from my plan).

13 comments:

Lori said...

This looks very pretty, can't wait to see it on you. I am wondering how these high waists will look on me, too.

JoanneM said...

I really like it. I also like the high waist style that BWOF has been featuring lately. It can raally give you a waist when a blouse is tucked in. Can feel a little like a corset at the end of an evening, but the effect is a nice change from low waisted (which is slso fine)The lace skirt from that issue I have made is also high waisted. Great color and love the piping!

Rachel said...

I really like that skirt. It is so ladylike.

Sue said...

The piping is a nice touch. I look forward to seeing it finished.

Nancy K said...

It's a great skirt and I like your fabric choice, especially with the piping.

Gail said...

I really like this. I traced this pattern off, but haven't used it yet. I have too many skirts and not enough tops.

gwensews said...

I'm anxious to see the finished product. Hurry!

designdreamer said...

I love that fabric!
The skirt is very cute.

verobirdie said...

Oh it is pretty with the piping! I like it very much.
I made the same skirt, plain black, for my daughter, and I enjoyed making it. I saw her in it this weekend and I can tell you it makes a great silouhette (mom's proud aside, of course :-))

Vicki said...

I really like the piping detail. Hope it looks good on and to your liking.
Very pretty lingerie set too in the previous post.

Susan said...

That is really nice. The piping was a great touch.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Since I made BWOF's other high waisted skirt twice I'm thinking I need to give this one a whirl. Love your idea of piping the seams!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Okay...I'm loving the skirt! The piping and the belt are both wonderful accents!