Behold :Simplicity 2372 The pattern for the skirt was just right for the fabric I had on hand. Since this skirt looked to be rather close fitting I decide to cut it 2 sizes larger than I normally would. Ok, ok, I admit it. I been making and eating too many desserts.
I paid attention to Sew A Beginner's latest post on her skirt making and followed some of her ideas. The linen skirt is underlined with a cotton/poly broadcloth and I used lace hem tape. While working on the skirt it occurred to me that I had a new purchased top that was just the right color to match this skirt.
Underlining, lace hem tape and I forgot to mention Hong Kong seams
I was rather concerned the the vent would be difficult but it was easy. I tacked the very bottom of the vent closed because it was flapping open.
Ta Da! Not too bad huh?
I also wanted to share some photos from a snazzy men's store in our town. Although the photos are not great due to the reflection from the glass I wanted you to see the details on a couple of the shirts here.
Note the light mauve paisley print fabric with the darker buttonholes and buttons.
Also, the neck facing and cuff facing is a beautiful striped fabric. Sorry the photos did not come out well enough to show you those details. But look in the lower right hand corner of the photo below and you will see the inside of the cuff.
Next the shirt to the below has the facing fabric as a bold blue paisley against the white of the shirt.
And one final photo from this store with some great shoes and socks. I don't know whether a person is to wear those socks or eat them. They remind me of sherbet--yummy!
Finally, I don't understand why I struggle so hard with that darn elastic in the skirt. I am thinking that inserting a zipper may be easier and involve a lot less cussing and fussing. And if anyone out there can tell me how to load the pattern photos instead of just the link I would appreciate it. Seems like I did it before . . .but how?