This is a much more conservative version of Ginger than my last! I cut it to the longest length, made it from some nice thrifted navy wool and lined it for comfort like Scruffy Badger. I didn't actually follow her directions because my son was using the computer, but when I went back and looked at her method I saw that great minds think alike and we basically did the same thing.
Except my lining wasa boring grey, so I added pink bias tape to the bottom of the waistband lining.
And I am liking the lapped zipper and didn't have an invisible zip on hand so I used that technique.
And I added some topstitching in a heavy silk thread on the bottom of the waistband, because I love topstitching.
This isn't anything fancy, but I did enjoy taking my time to get the fit and details to look good.
I wanted to debut this with a white peterpan collar blouse I am drafting, but I ended up wearing it to my uncle's funeral--an event which required extreme versatility in dress. We went from small country church, to bizzard-like conditions at the cemetery, and back in the pick-up truck for a cross-country detour to the town hall. I was so comfortable I wore it home on the airplane too. whew.
I wrote a long description of how this skirt might be lined in a more perfect way, but when I left the computer the kitty marked that text somehow and replaced it with gibberish. And so,
Just the Facts Ma'am
- Pattern: Collete Ginger
- Fabric: Navy Blue Wool Flannel (thrifted in stash)
- Lining: Mystery Fabric
- Zipper, thread, silk organza interfacing, hem tape: (thrifted in stash)
- Total cost probably 12.00
- Time: 4 hours?