Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wardrobe Basics -- Skirt

I joined Lori's "Wardrobe Basics Sew a long". One of the pieces that was suggested was a camel/kakhi colored skirt. Well, I already had one cut out ready to sew. The pattern is New Look 6843.
The fabric has a herringbone type of texture. It is a fall/ winter fabric, but it is light weight. I think I can wear it into spring. It is a very easy pattern and the instructions are clear. I am not as pleased with the zipper application. I know what I need to do different the next time.
This was the first time I added lining to a skirt that did not call for lining. I am please with how the lining turned out. It really makes a difference in how the skirt hangs on my body. I will definitely be adding lining to all my skirts. I used lace hem tape to give it a finished look.
I love having my dress form. I enjoy styling outfits on it!!
Here is the skirt with the S2850. I wore this combo today. Brown tights and loafer high heels finished the style.
This cardigan is from Lands End. It is a great pop of color. I really love white tee-shirts. I have many long and short sleeve ones in my closet.
Here I added a giraffe scarf.
And now without the cardi.

I love wearing what I have sewed. First of all I know that it fits well. And second I enjoy the accomplishment of what I made.

News in Dharma-ville for February:
We had a going away party for my DD. Here on the east coast the weather has been like spring.
Temps have been in the 60's. We rented a tent room that had portable heaters. Well the date we
picked was the one day that the weather was windy and 30 some degrees!!
Everyone was eating with their coats on!!! We still has a great evening. My DD enjoyed seeing
college friends and family.
DD has a few more weeks before departing to Indonesia. I am trying to stay strong. It is hard. I
will miss her very very much.

A special thanks to Lori for organizing the Sew a long! Visit her blog to see what the other participants have accomplished.


  1. YOur skirt is fabulous and I like how you styled it for different looks.

  2. Lovely skirt. I really like the A-line shape.

  3. Cute skirt and like the versatility of it.