Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Sew Colette: My Meringue Skirt
Oooh, I love my Meringue skirt so much! I love the fit and the style. I love how easily it came together and how quick and simple it was to add a waistband. This version is my wearable muslin, but it looks good enough that I am happy to wear it regularly.
Sarai Mitnik is a genius! She not only designs beautiful patterns, but she provides very straightforward instructions that clearly set you up for sewing success. Now I find that every time I sew, my Colette Handbook is always within reach.
I love how easily the dark denim fabric I chose coordinates with the rest of my wardrobe. It was terrific to sew with and had approximately 2-3% spandex for stretch. My ' final' version will be made from some fine wale cherry red corduroy, which I will share with you as soon as it's finished.
I adore the scalloped hem! It adds such a fun element to a wardrobe staple design. I love how it looks with my fun polka dot tights, too! (Have I told you how much I love fun patterned tights?) I had everything I needed to make this skirt waiting for me in my stash, too. I'm stash-bustin'!
Do you know what I like most of all? Being able to make this along with everyone who has joined in with Sew Colette (92 of you to date!). I want to thank you all very much for your patience and understanding when I had to take a slight step back this month.
Now it's full-speed ahead with the Pastille Dress! The sew-along schedule for February will be posted tomorrow!