Silk, sigh, Linen, aah, tweed, how delicious, deadly dull neutrals, just my cup of tea, but how bad am I with my carbon debits ?, this poor fabric has travelled from Scotland, to Boston, U.S.A to Queensland, Australia for a very small price indeed. I don't think this started out as a small price fabric. Being
Here we go again with my adjusted TNT Burda Style 02-2011-103/6/7. I used the Claire Shaeffer faced waistline again, this time in the 'with lining' version. Having used this technique twice in a row, I am feeling fairly confident in my acquisition of this waistline finish.
The stay tape and interfacing are in between the lining (sandwashed silk charmeuse from Greenfields) and the outer fabric.
The grosgrain waistline facing is attached inside the lined skirt. Again I have used Kenneth King's lapped off set zipper from Cool Couture, and added a back kick pleat to the skirt.
I have bound the hem with the lining fabric, to decrease bulk, and taken a photo of it prior to ironing, (sorry) as the light was fading rapidly. Hand sewing takes me far longer than I expect.
The edges of the pleat have been bound with the charmeuse,and I pinked the lining hem edge prior to attaching tea dyed lace to the edge by machine zig zag.
I am extremely pleased with my boring skirt, and imagine that I will wear it all-the-time for years. Something so dull will takes ages before it is noticeably out of date.