March 21, 2017

Silk Tweed Skirt ~ March Makes

Binge sewing either ends in great accomplishment or great frustration. In this case my efforts were blessed with the former. And what a relief that is.

Is it wrong to get up extra early, on your day off, to get some sewing done? I hope not. I went to bed last night determined to make headway on my Easter skirt. My alarm went off at 5:30 and by 7am I was focused on my task. I had debated getting right on it but was sidetracked with pesky things like the snooze button and breakfast. Nothing like a hot shower to make you want to crawl back into a warm bed on a cold winter morning..... but I digress.

Let's get into sewing chat, shall we?

Honestly, you have to be bored of me using this pattern for all of my skirts and dresses!! I did make a slight change to make it a bit more interesting.

I started with the skirt portion of Butterick B5917 (Size 14), and added the back ruffle detail from Simplicity 1919. It's not much, I know, but I wanted to do something different with it. I have so many skirts now, cut in the same silhouette.

Silk Tweed, Butterick B5917, Simplicity 1919, White China Silk

Back Ruffle Detail

Silk Tweed, White Guternan Thread, White Coats Invisible Zipper

I didn't trust the tweed to stay put so I opted to try a bound seam with Hong Kong finishing. Truth be told, I cut the fabric and inserted the zipper 4 days ago and finished the seam allowance on it yesterday. Who knows how long it would take me if I only finished one step every few days!!

My first try at Hong Kong finishing

So today I knocked it out of the park. Even with making my binding tape and hand stitching the Hong Kong finish, I had all of the main seams done by lunch.

Silk Tweed, High Waisted, Pencil Skirt ~ Front

Silk Tweed, High Waisted, Pencil Skirt ~ Back Ruffle Detail

I hope your sewing adventures are going smashingly.
Until next time,
Happy Stitching!!

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  1. What a beautiful skirt! I love it on you. The fit is great and I love tweeds.
    I love binge sewing too. I had that in February when I entered the Wardrobe Sudoku Contest on I just planned everything out 1 day and then sewed and sewed and sewed any 30 minutes I get throughout the day. It was almost like a drug! :-)

    1. Wow! Great job. I hope you accomplished all you wanted to. :D


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