Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Skirt City!

Unlike T, I am not the mayor of Skirt City; I am merely a tourist. But here is my latest skirt:

I just finished it. (And actually wrote a whole post about it, saving regularly like a good girl, but when I added the last photo everything else disappeared- wtf!) Anyway, the pattern is New Look 6593, bias cut skirt with a waist band & zipper (glutton for punishment that I am). I really didn't like the pattern, and I don't plan on using it again. To start with, I didn't like the pattern layout, it would have wasted a lot of fabric. I mean, I know bias skirts waste fabric... but this was excessive... so I just cut it with the grain. It won't have the same drape, but it should still be nice.


And here's an "action shot" of the floral skirt I made earlier this summer (as opposed to the always classy "hanging on the bathroom door" shot):

There are many things I don't like about this picture, but I wanted to show off the fact that I made a skirt that actually fits, and looks like a real skirt! A major success in my book. =) For this skirt and the one below, I used McCall's 4306, bias skirt with a zipper, but no waist band. I liked this pattern a lot so I'll use it again.

Now I actually made this skirt a while ago, but didn't want to post it because it turned out a lot dorkier than I thought it would. I don't know... the fabric seemed really cool in the store, and the whole thing seemed like a good idea at the time. I haven't worn it in public, and I'm not sure when or if I ever will.


But then... this *is* Portland, and I've seen far stranger things!

12 comments:

Stacey said...

Wow what a great couple of skirts! I really need to learn to sew...

And I really like the bright one - this is PDX! Keep Portland weird, remember?

Bezzie said...

Very nice! I do like the intergalactic planetary skirt!

I don't know if I'd say "Keep Portland Weird" though...that might piss off some Texans. You seriously don't mess with Texas.

Maybe Keepin' Portland Above Normal?

Michael5000 said...

You could wear the intergalactic planetary skirt to a Star Trek convention. Or a rave!

Actually, it might be kind of fun to just wear it to your office job, and see what happens. People would probably dig it.

Michael5000 said...

[Provocative joke about my own aspirations to be "mayor of Skirt City" self-censored in the public interest.]

marissa said...

i REALLY REALLY like the yellow one in the middle. gorgeous!

Magatha said...

Your skirts are very cute and so are you! (You actually look very good in skirts. I envy that because they are so easy to make. I do not look good in skirts at all. They always ride up to my bust.)
What a nice shot the second photo is!

jovaliquilts said...

I've never mastered any skirt more difficult than a wrap around, so I am majorly impressed.

I think you should hope for an alien invasion, as that cosmic skirt is the perfect response to "We come in peace."

Rebel said...

Thanks everyone for the compliments (& for not posting inappropriately provocative comments). =) I'm wearing the pink floral skirt today, and I like it a lot.

I'm still not thrilled with the zipper, but fortunately I'm wearing a long-ish sweater so no one can see it.

sjmercure said...

Cute skirts! Thanks so much for the kind comment on my blog!

Melody said...

Ohhhhh...the space skirt is AWESOME! I can imagine wearing that when I teach my astronomy unit....and then never hearing the end of it from my colleagues ;-)

Libby said...

Nice skirts!!

I have had many garment sewing projects (probably most of my garment sewing projects??) where I totally picked the wrong fabric that seemed SO COOL at the time and the resulting garment is something I would never wear in public. I don't have good design sense when it comes to that.

But the planet skirt is definitely workable, if you want to wear it!

mama k said...

That skirt reminds me of Ms Frizz on the Magic School Bus series. :)