Portefeuille Skirt - Paco Peralta
My next project is another Paco Peralta skirt, the Portefeuille Skirt. This skirt is very similar to a current YSL design, so this pattern is perfect for getting a very current look. For this pattern, I'm going to be using a brown/black wool tweed blend that I've had in the collection and some faux leather. (Colors are a bit darker than the photo.) I'm going to bind the edge with a wide binding in the faux leather for a little bit of contrast. Paco recently showed a version of this skirt with piping along the front edge which looked really nice, too. I'm not sure of the lining yet, I didn't have anything in the collection, so I'll have to pick some up on Monday.
So far, I've got the skirt cut out. I've shortened it a little bit, and might need to shorten it some more but I'll wait until I can try it on before deciding. The other fitting change I've made is to shorten the portion above the waist a little bit. This skirt has a bit of a raised waist, and since I'm short waisted I can't really do any garment that is above the waist terribly well. I've opted to keep just a little bit of the raised waist by folding out about 3/4".
Tomorrow the plan is to get the skirt done so that I can try it on. Monday I'll buy the lining and I should have this done some time next week.
Parting Shot: Dyeing. My daughter needed some fabric for a school project so the easiest way to get the colors she wanted was to dye them ourselves. Both of these batches are almost ready to be put into a final wash.