Friday, 1 January 2010

Swap #1 and #2

I've finished my first two SWAP items.
Option #1 has:
- 6 tops
- 4 bottoms
- 1 of your choice.
2 garments may be purchased or previously sewn.

1 will be a matched print or stripe.
1 will feature embroidery, beads or sashiko
1 will have buttons as the star feature.

#1
My first swap was lining my
purple haze skirt with a blue georgette. I've been wearing this skirt to work but it really needed lining so I've added it in. The fabric has a check in the weave and I've matched this at the side seams.

#2
My second item is a black skirt with an embroidered hem edge.

I bought this fabric from Pitt Trading at least 2 years ago. The fabric was a remnant and I have been wanting to make this up for a while but I was stuck on how to get the edging around the whole skirt hem.

I recently brought a skirt that was very girlie and when I wore it, I realised that the feature was only on the front piece. The back was plain. This was a really simple idea so I've used it on this simple a-line skirt
I've tried to match the pattern. The plain embroidered part is used on the back, so it blends in. I've also tried to match the front hemline with the back hemline too.
I've used an invisible zip. The centre back hem is lower than the front hem, to cover my tush.
I've overlocked the edges and used interfacing on the waistline, to give it stability.
The good thing is I can slim this skirt down when I lose my 5kg.
I'm hoping to use as much of my dark fabrics as part of my SWAP.

3 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow, I didn't even realise you were SWAPPING.

Love the skirt and how you have made it work.

Agree about taking the red lace off your dress, and how about wearing it for a coffee catch up :)

Gail said...

lovely skirt.

velosewer said...

Thanks for the comments. I enjoy having the ideas and I don't mind unpicking them if they don't work.

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