Thursday, December 13, 2007

A new skirt

After all my muslins it was time for some real garment, and it had to be a simple one. I want to have a new jacket and skirt ready for Christmas, and time is flying.
First there was our Sinterklaas feast and its preparations, this week my son had his 12th birthday (Hurray, 12/12 he became 12) and this weekend I'll spend in London, visiting the Couture exhibition in the Victoria and Albert Museum and listening to Christmas carols in the Royal Albert Hall. I look forward to this very special weekend, but together with my work there's not so much time left to sew next week.
The skirt I made was BWOF 08-2006-103. The review of this is here.

Two detail pictures here (lightened them so that you can see some details, black is so difficult to take pictures from). More pictures in my picture album.

As said, this was a simple project. But a black skirt is always a good item to have and I like this one's special back godets. The only special thing I did was adding tailor's tape to the waist, before lining, to prevent stretch.

Tonight I will cut lining and interfacing for the jacket that I'm doing in the Stitch and flip jacket class on Pattern Review. That's the jacket I hope to have ready end of next week to go with this skirt.

Hope London is cold but not raining. I will think of all of you when I'm at the exhibition. When I'm allowed to make pictures I share some next week.

Just a teaser from the museums website:


  1. Lucky you with your London trip. What fun it would be just to pop over to another country for the weekend!

    Love your skirt too. This one has been on my "to do" list for a while ;)

  2. Have a great time in London! I'm going to the exhibition during the first week of January. Can't wait.

    Have a great trip :)

  3. Great skirt, you can never have enough of those!

  4. oh you will LOVE the exhibit! It took me over two hours to go through it - as a sewer, you'll notice so many more details than anyone else. It really is a must-see!

    And you'll be pleased to know it's supposed to stay clear and very cold here all through the weekend. :)

  5. I'm so jealous you will be seeing that exhibit. Have a great trip!

  6. I expect a full report - so look at everything carefully and anticipate my questions about construction, color and technique so that you can answer them when you get back! *LOL* Have a great time...I am sooooooo jealous!

  7. Your skirt is beautifully made and a great basic wardrobe element!

    I wish you have a great time in London! I'd really like to visit that exhibition too!

  8. Hi Sigrid! I don't need to hope you enjoyed the exhibition. i know you will. It is fabulous.

  9. jealous about the exhibition.
    What is tailors tape?
    Anyone in the states know of it, and/or where ot purchase?