2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

February 8, 2011

COMPLETED: 2011 VINTAGE SEW-ALONG...

...it feels like I worked on this simple skirt FOREVER, but that was because I took about two weeks off from it to get my sewing room put back together.  But now it's finally finished!
  • I worked out removing the extra width from the back of the skirt pretty well.  By doing so, I changed the original design from A-line to a somewhat straight style.
  •  I graded the original pattern up two sizes.
  • Practiced my invisible zipper application (still needs some work).
  • and I completed  another sew along.
  • Now that the skirt is finished, I have another wool blend plaid skirt to add to my winter wardrobe.
 
I gave it a spin around the block yesterday, and it wore quite well.


Seeing what I've made thus far this year, can you tell that I am a lover of skirts?  My CWIP (current work in progress) is also a skirt.  Another wool blend, plaid that I'm making for the friend who has come to my aid several times when I've had computer woes.  I'm hoping to finish her skirt tonight - can't wait to start in on my next project.  Did the ground hog predict 6 more weeks of winter???  I feel like I'm running out of winter sewing time...

32 comments:

  1. Your skirt looks really nice, and everything is all lined up. That's skill!

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  2. I love this! I'm still afraid of plaids.

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  3. Cute skit Faye. Where are the pictures of the new sewing space...huh...huh...I'm waiting :)

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  4. The skirt is sooo cute! I love the plaid-- it looks wonderful on you!

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  5. Anonymous2/09/2011

    Ooooh, that's lovely. i want one!

    Hatty

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  6. Your skirt looks great. I've never tried to sew with plaid...you make me think I should give it a go!

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  7. Great looking skirt Faye! Somehow you make plaid look so easy, great look on you!

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  8. it looks really great Faye, I love plaid and these color work very well on you

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  9. This is beautiful Faye, I really love the skirt and the plaid .....Lovely

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  10. Your skirt looks great! I love it with the twin set you're wearing. Very pretty.

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  11. Love your skirt and the pleats in the front. So cute!

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  12. so chic!
    i love a good wool skirt & tights for winter too :)

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  13. That skirt is a definite winner love the plaid... it looks so cute on you.

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  14. Terrific skirt! It's kind of "kilty" like. I wonder if you have a quilt pin to wear on it?

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  15. Faye, you look so cute in your skirt! Very classic piece for the wardrobe.

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  16. You really do well with sew alongs! Another great piece for you.

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  17. I love it. I'm a sucker for plaids anyway and when combined with this classic style it really is perfect. I love the boots and the twinset with this skirt, it makes for a very stylish outfit. Do you have an invisible zip foot for your machine or are you using the universal one? I used one of the plastic ones for ages and when I finally shelled out for a Janome one (princely sum of $15) it changed my life.

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  18. Pleats AND plaids??? You go gurl!!! Love it! It looks great on you too! Nice work!

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  19. Love your skirt and the pleats are perfect!

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  20. I turned out great!!

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  21. What a great skirt! You sure did a great job matching that plaid on those pleats!

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  22. So impressive! Plaid matching scares the crap out of me!!

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  23. WOW, this turned out perfect Faye! I like it better as "somewhat straight"! Can't wait to see your next project!

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  24. It's so cute ... good job!

    Happy blogoversary :)

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  25. This really suits you! I love it! Fab job!

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  26. I know how you agonized over this skirt. I am sooooo glad you didn't give up on it. You did such a beautiful job on this. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. That skirt is beautiful! I have never tried sewing with plaids, because I'm leery of the pattern matching.

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  28. I really like your skirt, Faye. The plaid is perfectly lined up.

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  29. That is a fabulous, classic skirt, Faye. Nicely done. And I'm with you...I'm never finished with my pile of season's projects in time for the new season to begin!

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  30. I must be behind on my blog reading 'cause I don't know how I missed this one. The whole outfit is a winner. You look AMAZING!

    With results like that, no wonder you are on a skirt kick. lol

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  31. I'm late to this comment party, but I did see this post a bit back. Tonight when I was looking through my stash, I saw the most perfect plaid for this pattern. Your skirt is so cute!

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