Of course, picking out my lovely wool fabric already elevated this skirt to a level above the last circle skirt that I owned. Then there are all of the details that make this more than a circle with a piece of elastic through the middle. I loved learning the lapped zipper method, it will definitely find it's way into a 1940's skirt that is on my list of things to sew this fall. Using sewn-in interfacing, rather than fusible interfacing was another great tutorial that was included with the sew along. This was also the first time I used a rolled hem, which just makes sense with a skirt like this. Though I must say, my favorite thing to learn was the lapped zipper.
As I was finishing my skirt, I wasn't loving it. It felt a little matronly - even my husband said it reminded him of something one of his teachers (who wasn't a young fashionista) used to wear. Not the look I was going for. But after shortening the length a bit, and pairing the skirt with a few cute pairs of shoes, I am starting to like it.
Interested in seeing a few more circle skirts? Casey will be posting a circle skirt party on October 17th, make your way over to her blog to check them out.
|This was my husband's favorite photo. He took it just as I |
finished pulling myself up on the deck railing. I wonder
what he likes about it?
Live in this moment and love life!