Sunday, January 10, 2010

12 Month Challenge - For Me

is completed! And I am very happy with the result. I chose the Farbenmix Valeska skirt, some gorgeous soft denim fabric and an embroidery that I did on felt. It was also my very first applique embroidery - and so much fun!


I did modify the skirt a fair bit. It is meant to be an elastic waisted skirt, but I wanted a fitted waist, as I figure it would've been more slimming for someone with good childbearing hips like mine ;). So I started with the size to my measurements, and brought the seams in until it fit how I wanted. Seems that I then needed the smallest size. Which I lengthened to the XL size so it wasn't indecent :)


I put an invisible zip in the side seam - though I must say, I did botch it a little - but it is all on the inside, the outside of the zip looks pretty good. I finished the pocket edges and the bottom hem off with some bias binding I had made a few months ago. I think it gives it a nice touch.


Next time, I will use slightly wider seam allowances on the sides, as it is a bit loose still.



So my challenge for January is complete, but I have many more ideas of what I would like to sew for myself - a new top to match my skirt is just one of them.

Cheers!

7 comments:

willow and moo said...

Liz, it's fabulous! I love all the additions. I think it looks great on you.

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

great work, and I love the embroidery!

cherri said...

Very nice - so simple yet stylish!

JulieT said...

Gorgeous skirt It looks great The embroidery is fab!

The Handmaden said...

Great skirt, the applique is fantastic!

Marie said...

Lovely. That applique is fab.

Mel said...

I love this!