The ‘skirt’ is red….
Violets are blue, sugar is sweet and so are you….! Happy Valentine’s Week!
⁃ Fabric: A metre of red ‘drap de laine’ bought on Ebay and some green polyester satin for the lining
⁃ Pattern: Vogue 8640
⁃ Year: Mmmmm – fairly recent, I think!
⁃ Notions: one red invisible zipper
⁃ Time to complete: 3 hours (most of which was spent wrestling with the lining and the kick pleat!
⁃ First worn: Saturday for the photos but planning to wear on Tuesday 14th!
⁃ Wear again? yes, yes, yes
⁃ Total price: About 12 Euros
The last few things I have sewn have been decidedly monotone so when I saw that the theme for this week was red I was delighted. I love red. Bright red, dark red, pinky red, orangey red. All of them.
My first plan was to go through my fairly substantial stash to find something red, or red-ish and make up a wiggle -ey dress. But, although the cupboard is pretty much groaning under the weight of the fabric shoved in there I couldn’t find anything that seemed appropriate! Know the feeling?? Then I saw this red wool on ebay. There was only a metre available so the dress idea had to go out of the window but I was still determined to make something wiggle-y – I mean it is Valentine’s week after all!
I therefore turned to my trusty pencil skirt pattern – Vogue 8640. I have made this skirt a couple of times before so know it goes together fairly quickly (always a bonus!) and I have now got the fit down to a T. To add to the challenge though I decided to change the slit at the back to a kick pleat and line the skirt. I followed Sunni’s instructions for adding a kick pleat – which are brilliant. And then there was the lining….let’s just say it’s a good job it’s on the inside!
Overall though I’m more than happy with this skirt. I love the colour – a perfect antidote to winter and perfect for Valentine’s!!