I'm still riding high on the satisfaction of my previous sewing project, so I decided to continue my love affair with wool into this month.
Using Simplicity 5884, view 1, and some gorgeous tweed herringbone wool I stitched up my first sewing project of the year.
I really loved working with this pattern. I need more separates in my wardrobe and can easily see myself making a variety of skirts using the different styles. As far as modifications are concerned: I edited 4 inches off the length of the pattern, used quarter inch seams instead of "5/8 and I moved my zipper to the rear.
The fabric was a breeze to work with, but the pleats took some major muscle to press in, due to the dense nature of the material. (Obviously, I failed to extend the same level of care in ironing to the back-side... oopsy)
I hand hemmed, and stitched my waistband. Also, I added a lining to my skirt. Because, 1. It's wool. 2. I have a really hard time NOT lining my garments. I just don't feel like they're finished, or they're somehow cheapened, if they aren't lined.
One month down, 11 to go! I'm off to a pretty good start and feeling like this is my year!! How are you resolutions holding up heading into February??