Back from dog-cation, we are now on the regularly scheduled sew-cation. Two more pencil skirts are completed, drafted from my skirt slopers. The first, made out of wool (feels like soft felt) from Mood, below:
Sew LA for the sloper classes - these are really good (and I'm about 10 pounds heavier than when these were drafted but they still fit well).
I lined the skirt above in red bemberg ambiance.
Below, please see a close-up of the fabric.
The second skirt is another wool, but tweed, $6.00 from G-street fabrics:
No waistband, and the fit is better on the first, I believe.
You can see the tweed a bit better.
I lined the skirt again, with a heavier weight Bemberg.
I am still having execution problems - my hem is much better (I'm doing blind stitch machine hem). And, I am doing machine centered zippers (which look not so good!) - but luckily I NEVER tuck in blouses. My kick pleats could use some work as well. These are easily (and proudly) wearable but are not, sadly, perfect. . .
I have not been doing Pattern Review posts since these are all self-drafted. I've considered it but I believe the intent of the website is for review of existing patterns. Am I wrong?
This concludes my skirts for Fall - all work-type skirts - again, a necessity but not a ball of excitement. I drafted three and I will draft one more different skirt - an A-line casual skirt in Japanese gauze with an elastic waist.
Thanks for your comments - I am having fun with my sloper and I am working on Jennifer Stern's Jeans pattern next!