It’s pictured with one of my favorite sweaters. I think it looks very 1940’s.
Here’s a closeup of this plaid fabric:
When I bought this fabric some 6 months ago, I wasn’t sure if I really liked it. But, I have decided that it’s quite perfect for this skirt pattern. I was worried about matching the plaid and terrified that if I didn’t match it just right, the skirt would end up looking clownish. I think it worked well though. I agonized long enough about it! ;)
One of my most favorite design elements about this skirt is the notched waistband. I thought it would be hard to get this to look right, and knew it was a spot of potential danger. But, actually the instructions were wonderful and I had no trouble with it.
I did have some trouble with the zipper. I’m not really sure why, either. It was supposed to be covered with the lapped side of the skirt. Somehow, mine is just in the side with no lapping. The pattern did not call for an invisible zipper, so I didn’t use one, although now I’m wishing I had. Ah, well – we live and learn. It doesn’t look bad, it’s just a matching zipper.
This skirt is a little longer than I usually wear them. I like my skirts to be just above the knee and this one falls just below the knee. I’ve decided to wear it a couple of times and see if I have feelings of absolute hatred for this longer length. If I do, I can adjust the hem, but I hope I don’t. I dislike hemming.
I’m cutting out the fabric for the jacket right now. It’s a deep brown stretch suiting. I have four days left of break, so it’s a race now!
My sincere thanks to everyone who expressed interest and wished me luck on this venture. Your comments are greatly appreciated!