Prada Inspired Skirt - Part II
A Little Progress
I've made a little progress on the skirt, although not as much as I'd like. My husband took me out for dinner last night for my birthday and today we're having friends over for a BBQ. Below is what I have so far. This is actually one of the better pictures of the lace and is pretty much how the skirt will look when finished and pressed properly.
The shell of the skirt is almost finished. I started by basting the lace to the fashion fabric that had been interfaced, as seen below. I did not invisibly tack the lace to the fashion fabric because these pieces are small; the lace will not pull away from such a small piece and hang oddly.
I then constructed and fit the skirt. I purposely cut the skirt a bit big as pencil skirts do not always fit me well. I attached the yokes first, installed the zipper and then basted the side seams. This made the skirt easier to fit from waist to hem.
It is easier to cut it bigger to start with and take it in than to try to figure out what to do with a skirt that is too small. As you can see, I had to take in it quite a bit. No matter, it fits nicely, skimming the body and is not too tight. The white line on the left is the first seam line, and the line on the right is the corrected seam line. I trimmed off the excess fabric, serged the edges and stitched the seam properly.
At this point, I need to finish the lining, install the lining and finish the hems. Then I can start on the jacket. That will have to wait until tomorrow. Right now, it's BBQ time.
Parting Shot: Shiny Shoes. We also went shoe shopping last night and I came home with this pair. They're brown patent leather, and will replace my platform high heels that I've found are not too kind to my left knee. I do have a weakness/fondness for shiny shoes, so of course, these came home with me.