A Meringue Does an Irish Jig!
Fabric: Vintage loosely woven cotton blend
Pattern: Colette Meringue from Collette Handbook and Newlook 6808
Notions: thread, zipper
Time to complete: 5-6 hours
First worn: March 11, 2012
Wear again? Yes!
Total cost: 4-5 hours
I’m still very excited to see how these patterns from the Colette Sewing Handbook make up and how they fit. This time I made the size 10 Meringue Skirt and it was spot on! I like when you don’t have to make too many adjustments to a pattern. I found this beautiful vintage fabric from our nearby friendly Senior Center Thrift Store. I paid a few dollars for it and stashed it away. When the challenge was changed to include the theme of Saint Patrick’s Day- Green, I immediately pulled this one out and set to work. I decided that because it was such a loose weave fabric that I would include a lining. This I made exactly like the skirt but shorter than the scallops. Following Colette’s directions made it very easy to put together. Of course I used my serger in tandem with my Phaff, so that the fabric would hold together and not unravel while sewing or after washing and wearing.
I had one of those adorable daughters handy to help me with the photo-shoot. She had me do a little Irish Jig out on the front lawn. Imagine the music while you study these pics.
I paired this charming holiday skirt with the NewLook 6808 that I made for the Pin Up challenge last year.