Fabric: 2 1/2 yards cotton ~$20
Pattern: Colette Ginger, 3rd time making
Notions: White invisible zipper $2, red piping ~$2
Time to Complete: 3 1/2 hours
First worn: January 29th, 2012
Wear again: Yes!
Total Price: $24
This fabric was originally up for consideration for the Meringue skirt, but as I mentioned in that post, I was so hesitant to work with vertical stripes. I had always wanted to do a striped version of Ginger. I love the illustration of version 3 on the pattern envelope, with the stripes going in a Chevron shape. It wasn’t a hard decision to use the fabric for this skirt instead.
This is my third time making this pattern, and it just keeps getting easier. The pattern pieces are already cut to size, and I know how it fits. This time I decided to mix things up a bit, and add some piping. I think piping may be my new favorite sewing notion. It’s so easy to add to a garment and can completely change the look. I went with a bright red, that matched the circles in the fabric print.
|I love the red piping and thread with the print.|
From cut to final hem stitch, the skirt only took me 3 and a half hours to make. It would have been even less if I omitted the piping, but I love how it looks. I’ll be wearing this all Spring and Summer long.
I'm also wearing my Now Voyager necklace from Lauren Blythe Designs. It's one of the first items that I purchased from her and one of my favorites. The skirt feels very nautical to me, so I thought this necklace was a nice fit.
What are your go-to patterns? Things that you know you can whip up in a short amount of time, with little effort?
What I Watched:
French Kiss (1995)