Patrones #276, Model #30, Stefanel Skirt
Surprising, huh, not vintage? While this isn't the most complicated skirt, I think it will be a good addition to my summer wardrobe. It was very easy to make - the pattern pieces are provided for the yoke only, with the skirt pieces being cut as large rectangles. If you're a quick reader, you'll note that this is the skirt from the same outfit as Tany's recent coral jacket. Actually, the two pieces coordinate, but I doubt they'll ever be on the same continent at the same time!
The fabric is a lightweight cotton (it is thin - Ann recommends underlining) from Gorgeous Fabrics, and there are only a few yards left. I underlined in yellow batiste. In order to save as much fabric as possible - I'm thinking of a sleeveless blouse to match the skirt - I made the underskirt in batiste. Of course, you know that the only yellow batiste available to me locally does not quite match the yellow of the skirt. To solve this problem, I attached a band to the bottom of the underskirt to match the overskirt.
To do so, I first calculated the width of the band that I wanted and added seam allowances, then cut that width in strips long to equal the circumference of the hem when seamed together. After seaming the pieces together, the band was attached with the *right* side of the band to the *wrong* side of the skirt. Once turned and pressed to the outside, I was able to turn under the top edge and top stitch it in place.
I will be making a knit top in coral to coordinate with the skirt sometime this week. When I get both pieces finished, I'll post pictures of me wearing both.
Now, back to prepping more GP pieces for quilting!
Parting Shot: Done! My children finished their quilt a while ago, and I don't think I ever showed the final product. Here they are with the quilt they call Mr. Tynan, named in honor of their grandparent's Siamese cat, Tynan. They did all of the work themselves, except for the overall quilting. My daughter even couched yarn to make whiskers for the cat.