I tinkered with the photos, but it is hard to see the design in this stretchy black knit wool crepe. There is enough fabric left over to make a cardigan - wouldn't a matching cardigan add up to a nice low-key suit for the rare occasion I need one? Yes, I think so, too!
The skirt is lined with black tricot.
Each panel of the skirt was hemmed before stitching the panels together. This way the flare is a little more subtle than the tan skirt. I loved the way the flares draped on the tan skirt before hemming. That was a learning experience! Once hemmed, the flares became very pronounced, and less graceful, so I made a mental note to try hemming before seaming on my next version. As you know, black is so hard to photograph, so please take my word for it- the draping of the panels is very subtle & feminine.
And so- here we have a little home-made line drawing!
new page for the 2012 SWAP, where I plan to keep track of my sewing as I go along, with little notes and tips in one handy place for later reference. The purpose of this year's SWAP is to develop a wardrobe of patterns and I am excited to make it happen and cover all my bases.