Garden Path - Skirt - Part VI
Almost, But Not Quite Done
I see quite a few you liked the OCD button! I'm OCD about quite a few things - so is my husband, but about different things than I am. It makes life very interesting, to say the least.
Well, I've continued to move along on the skirt, and even with all the errands and other things I had to do today, I made more progress.
All that's left at this point is:
The lining hem - it is pinned and ready to go. It should take about 30 minutes to complete.
Tacking down the waistband facing - again, pinned and ready to go. This will take more than 3o minutes to complete, but should be fairly easy.
Adding the interior hook and eye and OCD button. You can see in the photo above and the photo below that the ends of the skirt waistband are rounded. Not exactly an easy feat.
The template below explains a few things.
One, it explains how I was able to get such a nice rounded end. Two, it should explain *why* I chose to make the ends rounded. This is the template from the tab on the collar of the blouse, which is rounded. I chose to make the ends rounded to that they would match the blouse and all the other scallops of the ensemble.
Yes, planned OCD is a wonderful thing!
Will I get the skirt done before I leave? Not sure. Depends on if I get a couple of free hours tomorrow to work on it! We'll see!
Q/A: Sarah wanted to know about the braided trim. I made the braid myself from soutache - that's why I bought so much of it on one of my recent NYC trips. I try to as much as possible make all my own trims and embellishments for my art garments.
Bunny asked if I got the yarns at a shop in Henniker, NH. I got the yarns at the Elegant Ewe in Concord. I had to pick up my son at church from a Sunday School outing to the zoo in York, ME, so I thought I would take a little extra time and go to Bead It and the Ewe first since they're both in Concord.
Parting Shot: Short. My daughter decided to get her hair cut. I wasn't sure how short until she said she liked the pixie cuts. After a discussion with the family stylist, this is what she got. It's basically the same cut as mine, but so far, she loves it and I think it will be easier for her to take care of.