Ottobre Woman 5/2008
#2 buttoned denim skirt
I was going for something a little nautical looking....
Yep, it's winter and here I am modeling my outfit for summer! Oh well. In the pattern magazine they show it being worn with leggings and it looked super cute. Maybe I just don't have the right shoes, but with tights it just didn't look right on me. My daughter took the photos and she got embarrassed because people in coats were staring at me!
This skirt is high on the waist, so this is a little different than I am used to. It was fairly easy to make. Topstitching the waist was a little tedious since it is made from stretch denim. I put a strip of interfacing on the seam allowance that was turned under before stitching it to the skirt front. It helped to stabilize it when sewing. First though, I had to take out my stitches when I had some buckling of the fabric. The interfacing did the trick! I love all the topstitching. I lined the pockets. I find this is easier to do than having to turn under seam allowances. Plus it feels nicer when you put your hands in your pockets.
My belt seemed a little wider than my loops. I guess I got something not right there. It's minor though.
I like the Jalie top. It is the first time I have used the pattern. I might scoop out the neckline a little lower next time; it does feel kind of high. I like it with this skirt style.
thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley