|Zip? what zip?|
The front, left back yoke and one back skirt panel were cut from the pinstripe denim. I added 8″ to the length and then ran out of fabric. The other back panel is cut from another denim and the remaining back skirt is from yet another. The waistband and hem extension are from the fourth denim. I added a back pocket to keep the patchworky feel of the skirt.
To stop the skirt hem fraying all the way to the waist I stitched a line 2cm from the edge of both hems. I’m hoping that is will fray a little more in the wash to give a “I’ve had this skirt for ages” look.
I’ve made the silk top from this pattern too ages ago and never got round to posting about it. As usual I mucked about with the pattern and removed the shoulder pleats and lengthened the sleeves. It is made with some Ana Sui silk and I adore it but it has never been warm enough here to wear solo.
The 4D skirt is worn today with V8817. I’m in the process of making three white T-shirts from this pattern. Once cut out they only take a couple of hours to sew up and have everything I desire in a T-shirt – scoop neckline, 3/4 length sleeves and fitted but not tight body.
It’s sad to say but I suit A-line skirts. Boring!!!
Time for a quick cup of coffee before forging ahead with something else……..