The “Michael Levine Loft” skirt
- Fabric: According to the tag it is woven Prada twill.
- Pattern: Colette Patterns Meringue from the Colette Sewing Handbook
- Year: 2011
- Notions: invisible zipper, thread
- First worn: October 22 for pictures
- Wear again?: Yes! Perfect for Thanksgiving.
- Total price: A few dollars.
Back in August my husband and dad accompanied me on an adventure to the Los Angeles garment district. They were both very patient with me as I sifted through all the treasures in the Michael Levine Loft. With fabric being sold at $2.50 a pound I felt like I was in fabric heaven.
I snatched up nine yards of this pretty fall fabric. It was enough for this skirt, a future dress, and some to give away ;) Lebron the cat approved of this idea at least!
The Meringue is a pattern that I had made earlier in the year and wanted to revisit. Unfortunately, the fit is a few sizes too big, as I have lost a little weight. My original Meringue fits okay, but this one definitely could be a little more snug. Oh well, it will be the perfect skirt to wear during the holiday season when I am eating a lot of delicious food! :)
The most difficult part of sewing this was making the scallops perfectly rounded and with no puckers along the pivot points. There were a few mistakes, but for the most part I am very proud of how it all came out.
The weather is cooling down, so I may have to wear this skirt with tights. I’m not complaining, I love fall!