Today is the last day of my stay-cation, it's pretty depressing. I really, really don't want to go back to work on Monday, the last couple of day have been a bit lazy too, we've basically been snowed in. 20 cm of snow last night, it's ridiculous (I'll try to snap a picture later), plus it's cold and very windy, not really unusual for this part of the world (Alberta, Canada), but we all still whine about it, one day I'll move I swear! Anyway, I did manage to complete one more sewing project while stuck in my house, Simplicity 1690 - view 3, a pencil skirt pattern from 1956.
Here's the pattern:
and here is my version:
I love the way it turned out. This is a really quick and easy pattern and it fits really well, I am definately going to make another skirt from this pattern. Here's a better view of the fit:
(notice that I cleaned the mirror a bit this time?)
I used leather buttons for the tabs; I've always like this style of button but I've never really made anything that they would match. I think they are made for jackets and coats, but I think they look really cute, hopefully they wash alright (I only thought of this point later, after I had completed the skirt).
This time I did the zipper my way, rather than following the instructions (remember how badly "following" instructions worked out for me before?) and it turned out great. I also used a funky leopard print ribbon on the inside of the band to finish the seams.
These last few sewing projects have been really encouraging for me, I finally feel like I'm learning from my mistakes and getting better!!