Hi all. It’s been a bit longer than I thought. October already. I moved house and now live close to the city of Leiden, which is a lovely old Dutch town, not very far from Amsterdam (the city that most of my foreign readers will know).
I’ve been sewing a little bit and have lots of sewing plans for the next months. Time to pick up on blogging again too.
The first project I’d like to share is a skirt. Remember the Knip Mode skirt I started in March? A reminder of the line drawing and my initial, unfinished version.
I did not finish it in the end because of the fact I did not like the fabric, the back felt too low and the yoke didn’t do a lot for me (actually accentuated my hip a lot). Also I felt the curves stopped abruptly at the top. Still, I liked the general idea of it and made a different version in which I omitted the yoke and settled for a dart both in the front and the back. The difference in sizes between waist and hip is too big to be able to rotate the last dart out. At least, that’s how I felt about it.
This is my new version, much better for me. Not as much flare in the back as the original pattern, but still a distinctive feature of the skirt. The dressform is not really my size. I’ll show pictures on me when a jacket I plan to sew is finished. The fabric is deep black, so very difficult to photograph the details.Even making the photos lighter doesn’t improve it much.