Paco Peralta - Pleated Skirt
Fitting and Lining Comments
I got the skirt fitted today, which really wasn't that hard. I let the side seams out just a tiny bit, but other than that, I'm going to leave it alone until I get the zipper in. I think I'll need to adjust the pleats in the back near the waist line, but I won't know exactly until the zipper is in. The zipper is ready to go in, and I should be able to get that done tomorrow morning, as it is already pinned on one side:
I finally bought lining today. Yes, I bought red, why not? Yes, that is the lining piece for the skirt. The lining is cut differently than the pleated skirt and is nice because it reduces bulk around the middle, which no one needs. In order for the wearer to be able to walk and for the lining to move properly under the skirt, there are some high slits at either side seam. I think this is an interesting way of dealing with the lining, and we'll see how it turns out once the whole skirt is done.
Tomorrow's tasks: get the zipper in and do another fitting!
Parting Shot: In the Air. Thanks for the comments on the B-17 yesterday! It was really a magical moment to see this plane take off. I've seen many planes in air museum over the years - many that have been restored and many that will probably never fly again, but not seen one really fly. Both my grandmother (my mother's mother) and great-grandfather (my father's grandfather) worked in the same bomber plant building planes during WWII, so that is yet another connection for me to these planes.