Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ottobre 5-07-18

Today I made this yoked skirt from the 5/2007 issue of Ottobre, out of one of my new cotton prints from equilter.com.

We had a beautiful, if windy, day here today, really almost summer like. I don't know why I was in the house most of the day!! Since it seems like these days I either don't have the time or the energy to sew, when I want to I'm taking advantage of it, by golly!

You can't really see the details in either photo I took of the skirt on me. Too bright and sunny! (but I'm not really complaining!) It's cute, you'll have to trust me! Here's another picture in the "shade" of the house. You can at least see the yellow print better in this one.



This is the line drawing of this skirt. It's a great basic!


I added a yellow mini-piping to the yoke seam. Although I never wear shirts tucked in, so I don't know that anyone but me (and you) will ever know it's piped!


I used an invisible zip for the closure, and changed it from a center back zip to a side seam zip. I'm WAY out of practice with invisible zips and it took me 3 tries to get the piping this lined up (and it's still not perfect. Amanda, don't look.)


I also forgot to interface the yokes (duh) and had to cut down the interfacing and fuse it on before attaching the linings. It all worked out though. I lined with a solid white 100% cotton from the quilting section. Not as light as batiste and not as heavy as broadcloth. It worked out pretty well, but I'd rather have batiste I think (especially in hotter months!)

The hem is simply serged, turned up and topstitched.


Very cute skirt that took all afternoon just because of my pesky errors. I'd like to make at least one more out of my quilting cotton stash before moving on to one of my other skirt patterns!

I can't wear yellow near my face (I'm too olive) but I could use a new, cute white top. I'm wearing my BWOF 2/09 puff sleeve top in these pics, but I'd like to have something a bit more "frilly".

I'm off to enjoy what's left of the afternoon on the porch swing with a good book!

Edit for Katie...Thanks to a flickr comment, I have the name for you! It's by Timeless Treasures and it's the Taxi line. I bought 2 prints from this line, it's fabulous! Hope that helps!

19 comments:

  1. I like the style of the skirt and it looks great on you.

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  2. Super cute, Angie!!! I LOVE the fabric. Too bad for you you can't wear yellow next to the face. It's one of my favorite colors. The piping looks great and LOL your zipper does too. Very flattering style.

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  3. I love your skirt - I'm trying to find that fabric on equilter right now - great job!

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  4. I love it and the style looks great on you. I love piping whether anyone knows it's there or not. It adds that something extra! The yellow, block, and white look great together. I know that most people don't think they can wear yellow but I wear it anyway.

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  5. Great skirt, love the print and especially the piping!

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  6. It looks so cute on you, the fabric is gorgeous and so is the piping.

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  7. Great skirt, I love it! I want one of these now!

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  8. Gorgeous! I love the print!!!

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  9. Your skirt looks fantastic on you, the piping is perfect, too.

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  10. What a cute skirt! I love the print.

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  11. That skirt is adorable. You know I'm all about the cotton skirt. It's super cute. Keep them coming. g

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  12. The fabric choice is too cute! I love the details.

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  13. Now I need to pull out that Ottobre and make myself that skirt! Seriously, I think your zipper looks fabulous. And the piping...I would never be able to get mine lined up that well! :-D

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  14. Cute skirt; love the piping.

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  15. Kudos ,that's very cute. The piping finishes it off, I like it. :)

    Hugs,
    Lory

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  16. Love the piping. It definitely makes the skirt more special and unique.

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  17. That skirt is so cute, and I love the piping! And you just had to include a pic/song link of my fave singer John :) .

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  18. Oh I love your skirt! Love the fabric too. This looks fabulous on you with the black top. Very chic!

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