Saturday, April 5, 2014

Black Wool Circle Skirt

"A wool circle skirt in April?  That seems weird," one might say.  Well, when I took these photos last week it was 30 degrees.  And it snowed like four days ago.  And I finished this skirt in December, so it was seasonally relevant when I made it, unlike my summer 2013 knitting bonanza.  And my Draping class final project, which was also finished in December, but it still hasn't been warm enough to actually wear it outdoors to take a picture.

In Tailoring class last semester we hand sewed a jacket and a companion piece.  Both the jacket and companion piece had to be made out of 100% wool.  We couldn't use fusible interfacing, machine stitched hems, or that sort of thing.  So for my companion piece I made this circle skirt out of a wool suiting from Jo-Ann Fabrics.

Total Cost: $14.12
  • Fabric: $11.98
  • Interfacing: $0.89
  • Zipper: $1.25

I like the length of this skirt. It's a little longer than I usually go, but I am very happy with it.

  • Waist: 27"
  • Length: 18"

I used a light pink invisible zipper as a nod to my Tailoring coat (which is light pink).  And because zippers that don't match my garments are sort of my thing.

Regarding my Tailoring coat...It's finished but there are some fit issues that developed somewhere between the muslin and the finished product.  The shoulders are way too wide and the bust is a little too big.  I spoke with one of my professors, and she says I can fix both issues by taking off the sleeves and re-cutting the armscye.  Which isn't too difficult, except I have to unpick my lining hem to get to the armscye.  I'm planning to fix it once this semester is over.  Here is a little sneak peek of the partially completed coat:

Red wine and Dunkin' Donuts...Whatever it takes.