Sunday, October 02, 2011
FO: Colette Ginger Skirt in Teal Wool
Just the weather for some winter-weight sewing!
This is my second make of the Colette Ginger skirt. This time I sewed the View 2 waistband, and cut it on the bias as for View 3.
Colette Ginger in Size 2 with 12mm seams.
Less than 90cm of 150cm-wide pure wool, which has a slightly felted texture, from Mandors of Glasgow, £17.09
Toning dotty lining for 99p!
One "invisible" zip (which isn't)
Stretch lace seam binding for the bottom hem.
All went well with my first sewing session, despite having to squeeze it out of less fabric than planned.
I left it to hang for a week in case the bias dropped, but I don't think it moved much.
I returned to it today, with the top layer of waistband, zip, back seam and hem still to stitch. The zip was looking fine until I tried to turn the waistband, and then it all went a bit lumpy at the centre back.
Which is a real shame, because it is looking pretty sharp at the front.
I suspect I will be wearing a cardigan most of the time when it's cold enough to wear a wool skirt, so it's not the end of the world.
I think I need to learn how to insert an invisible zip properly. This is not pretty. Sigh.
I used stretch lace to bind the hem, so that I didn't need to turn it up too far. This skirt is pretty short in a size 2 - beware tall ladies!
Well, it's not perfect but I can tell it is going to be a cold-weather work-wear staple.
It's a great colour to wear with browns or greys or reds or... mustard? Yeah, I think it would look great with mustard!
I really love the shape of this skirt - it is fitted and yet it has a little bit of swishymovement. There will be more Gingers in my life, definitely!