Saturday, February 28, 2009

Right in my own back yard


As soon as I started my BWOF 2/09 #115 jacket, I knew I wanted to make a skirt to go with it. When in doubt, I turn to TNT patterns. One of my favorite skirt patterns when I just need a basic shape is 10/06 # 117. It's more or less an A-line, but the narrow yoke makes it fit really well and it goes together in no time.

I started the skirt, and looked in the lining drawer, and there was nothing resembling green lining in there. So on Thursday, I walked down to the fabric store, looking for lining and found . . . nothing. Nothing resembling green. They also didn't have a green invisible zipper.

Then, in the discount bin, I found the perfect ivory, black and gold Chanel-ish buttons for my upcoming Chanel-ish jacket. Except there were only four of them, two large, two small. Completely useless. And they're discontinued.

I stomped back to work and decided there had to be something at home I could use. Guess what? I already had an olive green skirt-length invisible zipper, and while I still didn't have any green lining fabric, dedicated rummaging turned up a yard of this bizare home-dec print poly charmeuse that I have a distinct memory of buying. When I was in high school. So it's been waiting around for a while now.

Skirt's finished, and I'm almost done the recycled blouse. I'm waffling a little on the sleeves. Trena suggested flutter sleeves, and I used the ones from BWOF's Duchess of Windsor dress in the 5/07 issue. They're a little long right now, and I think (if I decide to keep them) that I want them to taper more toward the bottom, but for now, that's where we are on the blouse.

4 comments:

Isabelle said...

Love the contrast between the skirt's "demure" lines and fabric, and its wacky secret lining!

Chris said...

Love the skirt and the lining fabric, what a great find. I like the blouse sleeveless.

Lisette M said...

I recognized those sleeves right away!I like the way they look on your recycled blouse.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I Love the fabric you used for a lining...it's just great!