Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Verdict...

Well, I have spent all day sewing and have finally produced this little pencil skirt. What do you think? I didn't use a pattern, just made it up as I went with a lot of help from Madeline.





I was in the process of putting the zip in the back when my machine all of a sudden decided to keep catching the fabric and knot all the cotton up. I was a little distressed and promptly turned to the yellow pages to find someone who could help me. The lovely ladies at Knitting World turned out to be my saviours and all I needed to do was change the needle. Who knew all that could be caused by a blunt needle? Here I was thinking I'd need to take my machine in and not be able to use it for weeks and then get a huge bill at the end!

I still have a lot of fabric which will be put to good use at a later date - right now i'm going to start my next little project, a 1940's inspired halter neck with some of the fabric I thrifted on the weekend :)

16 comments:

  1. It looks so perfect! I can't believe you didn't use a pattern. I think I need a sewing companion such as Madeline too...

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  2. Oh my gosh this is too clever and you must have so much patience! I saw lots of goodies at the vintage fair on Saturday that would have been great if I was clever enough to customize :-)

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  3. Wow, that is a GREAT skirt! You are very talented! It suits you perfectly too, you look very ladylike. I have that problem with my machine too, it happens periodically maybe I should change the needle and see if that helps!

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  4. it looks so lovely :)
    and what a beautiful dress form!!!

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  5. Thanks for your little outing. That's how I finally made it over here... :)

    Well done! And what nice ladies you have at Knitting World. I'm seriously impressed.

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  6. Well done on the skirt, it is so good. The halter neck sounds nice, too, I can't wit to see it! :)

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  7. ouh, great jobb it looks perfect!

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  8. Oh my, I am very impressed! That dress form looks liek a handy thing to have. So glad for you the problem was so easy to fix - that kind of thing can drive you crazy!

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  9. WOW! :O I am really impressed. No template? Thats really amazing. I think it looks fabulous on you btw. I'd be tempted to make a short silver one too! Or am i just crazy haha. BTW, i have a message for you in my latest v-log :P

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  10. That's a great outfit--even cooler that you made the skirt.

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  11. you've got talent in sewing! wish i could also know how to sew!

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  12. wow! the skirt is amazing!!
    you have talent.. i am so jealous!!

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  13. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments!! They always brighten my day!

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  14. The skirt is great - it fits you so perfectly!

    Did you hem it by machine? Sometimes a quick invisible hemming job by hand works best for tailored garments in a plain fabric.

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  15. This skirt is gorgeous! The fit is terrific, especially considering you didn't use a pattern. (I generally draft my own skirt patterns, but pencil skirts intimidate me!) It's inspired me to get down to my studio and start working on that fall skirt I've been scheming over. Thanks for the initiative!

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  16. oh my gosh this skirt is BEAUTIFUL!! you look smokin' in it!! great job!!

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Jen