The “Michael Levine Loft” skirt

The Facts

  • 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!

Author

Miss Crayola Creepy

In my past life I was a flapper. Today, I am not as exciting. I just like to read, sew, quilt, cook, obsess over Old Hollywood stars, and design things on the computer.

14 Comments

  1. I love this. Great colors and print!

  2. What a beautiful skirt! That print actually works really well with the scalloped hem. It’s just so pretty – love it! :-)

  3. Love your skirt and the fabric is beautiful..

  4. I’m a big fan of the meringue skirt! It looks fabulous made up in that gorgeous fabric. Nice job on the scallops!

  5. Great skirt, gorgeous fabric, and gorgeous cat! The fabric is so delicious I would almost have liked to have seen it in a simpler skirt, without the detailed hem, but your scallops are beautifully done.

  6. My fabric goes through a cat vetting session as well. The more they like it the less access I have to it : ) And one piece was so well loved that I abandoned it completley for one project! Lovely skirt, what a great fall piece. I miss Levine’s.

  7. What a score with that fabric! I’ll have to find that place next time I’m in LA. Love how your Meringue turned out; your patience with those scallops really paid off.

  8. Perfect print for the most perfect Meringue.

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