I hope you had a lovely 4th of July Holiday and sewed and celebrated! My latest sewing project for the month of July is this beautiful white lace skirt that I made by combining a white cotton corduroy with a white lace fabric overlay.
I used this fabric as the base. And then on top, I overlayed the fabric with this beautiful stretch lace to create a brand new fabric!
It is always is fascinating to see how the personality of a fabric changes when you combine it with another. To see what I mean, you have to see the final fabric up close. Here is a picture. By themselves, both fabrics are good, but together, they are exquisite!
To do this, I cut each pattern piece in the base fabric as well as the lace fabric. Example, if the pattern tells me to cut two of the skirt back, I cut two in lace and two in corduroy.
Then I use a 1/4 inch seam allowance and baste the lace on the base fabric all around the perimeter. Then I treat the two as one fabric and proceed with my construction. I married the two fabric together.
This works well if both fabrics have no stretch, but in my case, both fabrics had some stretch. The lace fabric was lighter and had a higher stretch percentage. I did a lot of pinning to prevent slipping. And my lace fabric did stretch a bit as you can see on the picture above. I chopped off the excess after basting them together.
To style this skirt, I went with a chambray button down, nude pumps. and a bold clutch! This look was totally Pinterest inspired. I just happened to have everything in my closet.
Here is a view from the side. It is a bit high-waisted, but not by much.
Here is the back view. Confession… this is my 1st time sewing a slit the right way. When I self-draft, I usually just do a “faux” slit and press the seam allowance under, which you can see on this red dress I made a while back.
I used this Simplicity pattern, and I lengthened view D a bit to hit below the knee. By the way, view F is totally on my wishlist!
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My wild and crazy night after the kids go to bed 🤗 lace overlay pencil skirt in progress! 💗💗💗 Flat pattern alterations ✅ Fabric selection ✅ Styling this outfit ✅ Dreaming about how gorg it will be ✅ Off to bed dreaming about cutting into this yummy fabric 😍✂️👗😴😴😴 #fashionbehindtheseams #sewing #isew #sewingblogger #simplicity #pencilskirt #workinprogess #diy #memade #sundaybest
My darling Connor came out to take some pics too! Here he is, now 5 months old! Hard to believe he will be 6 months soon! He’s a chunkster munkster!
I am still so obsessed with these owl earrings I previously wore here and here
I hope you all are having a lovely summer. My next project consists of a beautiful pair of white high waisted pants using a simplicity pattern. I already have the fabric selected. I cannot wait to share that with you soon.
Happy summer and happy sewing, friends! See you soon