I’m still working on the crazy bodice from 4727, but I really, really, needed a successful sewing project, for the sake of my mental health. Since I already knew that the skirt from 4727 fit, I went ahead and hauled out the black denim remnant and made the skirt-only version seen at left:
This isn’t at all period-correct. I can’t find much (ok, any) evidence that denim skirts were around much in the 1940’s, and certainly not that they were around in the Western-wear sense that we often find them today, and I changed a bunch of stuff about the pattern, anyway, but . . . well, here it is.
I added pockets. Great, big, pockets lined in Alexander Henry skulls-and-roses print leftover from another project:
I also used it to line the waistband.
And, of course, no self-respecting denim skirt would be complete without gold topstitching and a pattern of some sort on the pockets. Mine is pretty crudely done but it’s the best I can manage with so little practice.
I didn’t think about this ahead of time, though, and now I’m afraid people will see the bit of fabric peeking out around the edge and forever be pinching my backside in an effort to see what print I used for pocket lining. Doh! The small pocket in front, though, is lined with Day of the Dead fabric because I ran out of skulls-and-roses scrap.
But it fits. And it’s awesome. I haven’t had occasion to wear it with the tall red boots yet, but I will. Oh, yes–I will.
Somebody’s going to ask, so I’ll just tell you: The necklace is an anatomically-correct heart.