Friday, October 2, 2009
Vogue 1018 - Sandra Betzina Skirt (#2)
I've repeated myself! I liked this Sandra Betzina skirt so much, I made it again. This time, in a sheer plaid novelty seersucker. My thinking was that the play of the plaid over plaid (at different angles) would be interesting visually. However, once I had washed the plaid fabric, it puckered up so much that the fabric no longer seems particularly sheer, so I'm not sure you can appreciate this effect in the final skirt. Oh well.
My alterations for this skirt are the same as last time: the drape was cut so the grain was parallel to the front. The waistband was converted to elastic with a rectangular yoke. The skirt was lined with a striped sheer black fabric. (I assumed that three layers of sheer fabrics would be opaque enough. If not, well, I like my legs, so enjoy. ;)
I'm not quite done with this pattern yet. I think I need to make it again, in a solid black jersey. :)