Thursday, November 21, 2013

Garment a month, November:Simplicity 2451


I have finished my November challenge, and challenge is the right word for this skirt, Simplicity 2451.
It is a great pattern, and one I know I will use again. It's just that this skirt had a mind
of it's own and didn't want to cooperate :-)
First off, I wasn't excited about finishing this stretch cotton sateen skirt in November....
and I won't wear it again until next summer.
In the cutting phase of the project, I miscut for the lining. Re cut.
The zipper application is pretty ugly, so no pics of that!
Not enough length for a decent hem.


What I do like, and will bring me back to this pattern again:
-the side pockets
-the small pleats below the yoke
-and on this particular skirt, I love the polka dot lining :-)

Tough to photograph this bright red on such an overcast day:


Quick, but blurry, photo before I started my work day this morning:

I'll be picking something fast and easy for my December Garment a Month Challenge,
lots going on with the holidays and all.....

                           Patty

15 comments:

  1. Very nice skirt. I love red and it would look great with and Christmas scarf . Awesome lining, to bad it has to stay hidden.
    Have a blessed day,
    Sherry

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    1. Thanks, Sherry! That cheery lining is this project's redeeming value LOL

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  2. Well, I think the skirt looks great and I love it paired with the tights. As for the zip, I tell students, if someone looks that close at your garment, they need to be slapped :)

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    1. Thanks, Rhonda! I thought the gray tights looked better than black ones. And that is great advice on the zip :-)

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  3. I think that skirt looks fabulous on you, great styling.

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    1. Thanks, Lori! Adding a scarf can work wonders LOL :-)

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  4. It is a lovely skirt - some garments do have a mind of their own, you are right:) On every matter! I agree with Rhonda about people getting that close to the zip! The lining will put a smile on your face, and in a day or so, you will forget about all the hassles (well, most of them!). Looks lovely with the grey and the scarf:)

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    1. Thank you! I liked it more worn with gray than black....a little softer somehow.

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  5. well done! and love the scarf :)

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  6. Great skirt - and the lining will put a smile on your face when you wear it.

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    1. Thanks, Leonie! I still have some lining left to use in another project :-)!

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  7. The lining is very cute! I love the deep red and grey together, it looks very nice indeed.

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    1. Thank you! I've always liked the combination of red and gray....somewhat softer than pairing black with red.

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