Friday, February 17, 2006

Coral Skirt & Tee

I finished the Coral Lace-Knit Skirt last night that I planned as a companion piece to the Coral Floral Tee. You can see another photo of it here. I used my tried and true FFF skirt pattern. It's a plain, straight skirt pattern for knits with your choice or 1 through 4 seams. I usually make it with 4 seams, but I decided to cut the CF on a fold because of the lace pattern. I also added a little width to the CF as I wanted a little more width in the skirt rather than the extra-slim shape I usually make. I like it quite a lot, and I think it works wonderfully with the Tee. I also like the hip sash, which ties it all together nicely, but it's also okay without it. The only thing I am disappointed in, is that I wish I had bought enough of the lace for a pair of pants. I think it would be really cute, and very summery. I'm sure Textile Studios is out of it though, as it was last fall when I bought this fabric.

I originally had thought I'd like a godet at the side seam, and I put one in. Of course it went in perfectly, because it looked just awful! Very much like a small rag had attached itself to my skirt. Needless to say, away it went! I often think I should do things that are a little more daring, but the classics seem to be what looks best on me. At least, that's what I think. Maybe I'm just stuck in a small rut.


Linda said...

Nice looking outfit. Lovely skirt with the top.

I think, though I did not see it before, that the godet would take away from the skirt. I like that the eye is drawn to the fabric texture.

Again a nice outfit.

Lori said...

Very stylish outfit. The lace is so pretty. What a great pairing of fabrics.

Nickie said...

Just beautiful!Love the fabrics you chose! That Jalie pattern is one of my favorites but I don't know what the FFF skirt pattern is? Let me know as I am always looking for a good skirt pattern!