My second Carnival submission is also cut from Butterick 5566, but View E this time. I'm using a polyester herringbone suiting remnant I purchased at JoAnn's sometime last summer. The fabric width is 58/60", and the length was just under 1 yard. The regular price would be $11.91, but with their 50% remnant discount, I paid only $5.95 for the fabric. I LOVE KNOWING HOW TO SEW!!!!!!!!
I love how this fabric handles, and even has a slight "stretch" which makes matching symbols and seams a proverbial "piece of cake".
Other than lining the skirt, the only other design modification I want to make is adding pockets to the skirt front. I so dislike how RTW clothing manufacturers think women don't need pockets in their skirts and pants. The only thing worse than having no pockets is having fake pockets - you know...those mock welts which serve no purpose. Or what about those pockets which provide about 2-inches depth - just big enough for a pack of Trident gum. What is that about?!
|with welt pocket redesign|
Anyway, I've constructed the major skirt pieces, top-stitched the curved seams, press all the other seams open and placed the skirt on a hanger. I'm really pleased with how it's looking so far.
|wrong side front|
|wrong side back|
|right side front|
Tomorrow, I begin facilitating another 7-week New Hire class, so hopefully I'll still have energy this week to continue working on Carnival #2. I'm holding off on completing Carnival #1 until this weekend - I still have to work out that lining-zipper thing.
Thank you so much for taking time to read my post, and please leave comments below. I love hearing your feedback.