Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What I sewed this summer, part 1: 11-2008-104

This summer, in between complaining about the heat and sweating, I did a little bit of sewing.  I made this skirt in July, and have been happily wearing it.  It wasn't until I was sewing the godets in the side that I realized I'd forgotten to cut out the top ruffle (the ruffle is a double layer of godets) but I don't miss it.  I sized the pattern down to a 36, but I think I could have sewn a 38, this is quite fitted and pencil like except for the godets which give the skirt and interesting shape and movement.
11-2008-104B, in a crepe gabardine

Here is my version, in a lightweight wool novelty weave.  The texture of the wool makes the skirt interesting but isn't distracting.  I am wearing Simplicity 2603, the wrap cardigan, with it.


11 comments:

  1. I like it better without the extra ruffle attached! Looks like a good basic piece that will see a lot of wear. I need to work on some things like this to expand my wardrobe- some new work means business-appropriate dress code....yikes!

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  2. I would wear this color skirt *all the time*.

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  3. @A Sewn Wardrobe: I agree, I wear this skirt *all the time*... well, at least once a week. :)

    @Big in Japan: Oh, I know that feeling. The Grown Up Job = Grown Up Clothes. Still, congratulations on the new gig!

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  4. It's very flattering, and the colour is classic while the shape is more adventurous. I like it!

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  5. Very cute, fun shape in a beautiful classic colour. It's very lovely!

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  6. Fun skirt in a color you can wear forever! It looks biking friendly too...I am intrigued.

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  7. I love this skirt. I remember marking it when I first received this issue first came out, then forgeting about it. Your version is very classic.

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  8. What a great skirt in such a pretty color!

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  9. That's an interesting skirt - I will have to revisit my Burda magazines!

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