Tuesday, March 1, 2011

McCall's 3830 - Denim Skirt

So. It's been a little while. Not a lot of sewing to tell about or show in this space lately. Hopefully I've have some coat progress reports to make soon. More on that later...

It seems I've taken a style that was new-ish for me not all that long ago and turned it into a very common piece in my wardrobe. When I find something I like I tend to overdo it, I guess. I give you another McCall's 3830 straight skirt:

McCall's 3830 - Denim Skirt

This time I used a non-stretch denim and chopped up the front a bit to make it a little interesting. I saw a skirt like this somewhere and have had a rough sketch on my bulletin board for several months - too many months to remember where the inspiration came from.

The top-stitching is done with taupe thread and the triple-straight stitch.

McCall's 3830 - Denim Skirt

I include the facings with the lining because I want the waist to feel stable and not stretch out and since the lining doesn't match the outer fabric exactly, I don't want to deal with it peeking out.

As you can see, the back of the skirt is plain. I had a difficult time deciding whether or not to mirror the front. In the end, simplicity won out (didn't have to deal with darts or the zipper crossing the new seams) and I left it in one piece.

Coat Components

Now I'm working on a coat. All the pieces are cut. The purple print is flannel from my stash that I'm using to underline the body of the coat. More on the coat in the next post...