InstructionsUsed couture techniques learned in Susan Khalje's Couture Dress Class on Craftsy.
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Traditional, Classic
Purple plaid wool from inherited stash, silk organza underlining, silk habotai lining from Mood Fabrics, zipper, Metrosene thread
What was your inspiration?
Was hoping to find a basic skirt pattern that could become the TNT go-to skirt pattern. Think I found it.
What are you most proud of?
I'm mostly quite happy with the matching of the plaid. The back seam could have been a little better. Also, it was so fun to revisit all the techniques learned in Susan Khalje's Couture Dress Class. I'm getting quicker and more accurate each time I use a new technique (i.e., fell stitching the lining and pick-stitching the lining). The hand-picked zipper went in much better this time as well.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Make a muslin for a really good fit. Wish I had read up on lining kick-pleats before assembling the skirt. This would have saved a great deal of time. Now I know there is a trick to it. It turned out ok, but will be better next time.