After matching all those vertical and horizontal lines on that military jacket, I needed a break and something easy. So I chose this straight skirt, thinking I would whip it up in a day or so.
Well, I always seem to do something wrong on easy projects, and this was no exception. I thought this fabric was acrylic when I bought it. I wondered why it was priced at $17.99 a yard! But at 60% off I went ahead and got a bit because I thought it was so pretty. It turned out to be wool. And somewhat thick. I wanted to add a full lining, only for some unknown reason I decided to use the facing pieces as well. It's not very flattering to have a double layer of thick wool at the waistline. So I had to pick that all apart and cut more lining since I stitched the facings down to the previous lining so securely. One day's project turned into 3. I am simply not a fast seamstress! I like things to be just so and that makes me very pokey.
I used an the invisible zipper foot on my new machine for the first time. I went in like a dream. Here you can see the fabric a little better.
So, I'll bet you're thinking this is one plain outfit. And why does she have on purple shoes?! They are actually plum and the perfect match to this cut of wool fabric:
Which is going to be made into this jacket and worn with the leopard skirt. I didn't want to wear it with another solid color but also didn't want to be too matchy-matchy. Hopefully it will turn out cute.
This is jacket 115 from BWOF 9/2008. I copied the plum because I already had the shoes and thought it looked so nice. It's kind of military, too, right? Huh. Guess I'm on a military kick lately.
I've got a few other things in front of this jacket. Hopefully I'll get to it sometime in February.