Garment #7 - The White Circle Skirt
The white circle skirt is the first garment to be made from this year's required wardrobe pattern. In and of itself, it really isn't a tremendously exciting garment. It has only two pattern pieces, one for the skirt front and back and one for the waistband. I did really not want to make it to fancy, either, I wanted to use it as a neutral piece to dress up or down. This version is made in cotton poplin, purposely chosen so that it would purposely fall in stiff folds.
The skirt originally did not include pockets, but I prefer to have pockets in my garments if at all possible. I added inseam pockets to the side seams, you can see the right side in the first photo and the left side in the second photo:
Wait. Isn't that a zipper pull right at the top of the second picture? Yes, you're absolutely right. I didn't want to make a center back seam just for the zipper and came up with this solution:
That is an inseam pocket with an invisible zipper. After a little research in Claire Schaeffer's Couture Sewing Techniques, I came up with my own way to make the pocket and invisible zipper work. It wasn't that hard to do, and tomorrow I will show you how it is done.
The next garment will be the blouse from the wardrobe pattern made in the fabric from Timmel Fabrics with the square holes.
Q/A: Thanks for interest in the new ironing board covers - I didn't know such a topic would elicit such a number of comments. I suppose it a piece of equipment we use everyday and attach some value to. Traci wanted to know what I made the padding out of. I used a piece of heavy wool coating. For my large ironing board, I used one layer on top of my old padding. For the sleeve board, I cut two layers for each side as the old ones were pretty musty. Cidell used an army blanket for padding her ironing board.
Parting Shot: Frustration. Don't you hate getting those package pick up slips and then go to the post office and they don't have the package because your carrier still has it on the route? Tomorrow morning, I *will* get my package.