First Skirt of the Year!

January 19, 2011
I have decided that 2011 is going to be a skirt heavy sewing year.  Butterick 5882 is my first skirt of 2011:  It is from the early 1950s
I just finished up this skirt in a navy cotton blend.  It is lined using the same skirt pattern and the zipper installed by hand.  For more details, take a look at my blog!
Picture not as good
as the skirt is.
The skirt is fantastic.  I love how the insets create a box pleat effect so easily.

I wore this outfit yesterday, and received many compliments.  Most importantly, no one thought I had made this skirt!  It interests me that the highest compliment I can receive does not recognize that I made something myself rather than bought it.  I was very happy with how the skirt wore.

The blouse is vintage

  1. Nice job! Can't beat a lovely navy skirt!
    Yeah, it's funny how we know that a lot of ready to wear is not well made but still don't want people to say- "oh gorgeous- did you make that?" I guess if it came from an accomplished seamstress, it would be a great compliment!

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