Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Another Pouffy Skirt

It's made with some vintage fabric that I had on hand and didn't have a lot of, so this one uses less than last month's circle skirt. It's more of a 2/3 circle skirt (a 240 degree skirt?). I think I prefer this shape to the full circle since there's less material swirling around trying to bunch up in unfortunate places.
My favorite part of the skirt is the trim I used on the hem. It's made with bias tape that I ran through the sewing machine using the shell stitch setting with the tension jacked way up to give it that scallopy effect. Then I sewed the trim to the base of the skirt and used it to turn the hem, cutting out the gazillion-plus hours spent carefully measuring and ironing the creases that sucked away my youth during the previous project. I still needed to hand stitch the other edge of the trim to the skirt, but it was easy and went quickly.
I wore the skirt yesterday, and anyone who made the mistake of commenting on it was subjected to having that trim thrust upon them with the demand that they admire it, which was followed up with a lengthy explanation of how it was done. Glazed eyes and bored expressions have no effect on me!


Blogger Mary Jane said...

I am eager for the live presentation of said trim. You could soliloquize for hours and I could listen to more...I love trim, especially that nifty trim!

6:31 PM, August 22, 2007  
Blogger Julia Pequlia said...

Very clever trimming! I'm impressed! Laziness, no -- efficiency, is the mother of invention.

10:55 PM, August 22, 2007  
Blogger Gina said...

I'm ooohing and aaahing -- not to mention visiting Maine for a personal tutorial.

1:22 AM, August 23, 2007  
Blogger Isabelle said...

What an adorable skirt! The trim is so clever. There's a petticoat under the skirt, right? Oh, so, so pretty.

12:19 PM, August 23, 2007  
Blogger Jenny @ Chronically Uncool said...

I love the trim, and the rest of your projects. I'm so glad I found you through your post on Sew Retro!

12:28 PM, August 23, 2007  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

Really beautiful! I adore the vintage fabric and the trim does make it extra special.

10:45 AM, August 29, 2007  

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