Monday, September 26, 2005
Scalloped Faux Suede Skirt
I saw this dark green faux suede fabric (very thin with a knit construction) with a laser-cut and scalloped edge on Thursday at Hancock's, and went back Saturday when I knew how much I needed. I immediately knew that I wanted to repeat the pink Mrs Stylebook skirt that I made in March. But, I wasn't sure how much it would take, since the border on the selvedge would dictate that it be cut on the crossgrain. I bought 2 yards, and it took most of that, since I made sure each of the 6 panels had a scallop centered. The cutting was the easy part, as this fabric was kind of difficult. It was almost flimsy, and yet there was no give to it at all. I really had to take a lot of pains with the fitting, and when I stand perfectly straight and still, it hangs quite nicely. Any movement brings draglines, but I guess that's the nature of the fabric. It might have been a little better on the lengthwise grain, but then you would lose the scallops, and there would be no point in using this at all. Anyway, I thought this would be a nice quickie for the weekend, and I'm kind of pleased. The hem is really darling, I think, and here is a close up.
I was thinking that I could sew this evening, since it's Monday Night Football, but I realized I have a Sewing Guild meeting to go to, so that's probably out. It's the first Guild meeting of the year, and has been a potluck for quite a few years, but this year, it's just going to be dessert, so that should be easier, and just as nice, or nicer! Last night, I was at another club's Open House, and there was a wonderful hors d'oeuvre buffet, so it's been a pretty good start to the week so far!