Sunday, November 14, 2010

in progress: HP Belle Wrap Skirt

I've been pining for a mustard yellow skirt for, oh, about 8 months. And as long as I'm procrastinating on the finishing of that anthro-inspired top anyway...might as well cut out another project!

I'm using this Hotpattern, the Classic Nouveaux Belle Wrap skirt.

I'm not enamored of the big square patch pockets, but, on the other hand, they do add a little panache to an otherwise simple design. The decision to leave them off was made for me when I discovered I didn't have quite enough fabric to include them. Here's a shot of that fabric, a corded twill in yummy goldenrod:

This fabric is a medium weight, with nice body, and I have NO idea where I got it. Fashion Fabrics Club? It's a mystery. I love the color!

I cut it out during a brief Nanowrimo break. Next is pinning/basting my pleats into place and the rest of construction will likely have to wait for bits and pieces of time during the week.

Not too long though...I really want to wear it with some snazzy new tights I have coming. It's a fairly straightforward project too, I've muslined it once (but never made a fashion-fabric version).

New week, shiny new project!


  1. Oh, I've been wanting a mustard yellow skirt too! This is gonna be cute.

  2. I think this is such a cute skirt! Can't wait to see it made up!

  3. I loved the looks of that pattern envelope but totally not for me. I'm glad to see you're making it... (although I would totally do the patch pockets if possible).

    You're just making skirts so you have an excuse to wear tights. I know you.

  4. That is freakin' adorable. Are you gonna wear it with the polka dot tights? g

  5. Should look great. Happy stitching.

  6. HotPatterns always look like so much fun to sew but I haven't tried any yet. Can't wait to see your skirt!

  7. Anonymous8:06 AM

    I can't wait to see how your skirt turns out...I've been obsessing over that pattern, and love your yellow cord fabric!!!!!!!

  8. So I was scrolling quickly through my blogroll beacuse that seems to be as close to "sewing" as I get these days and I had to stop and say, "That is FREAKING awesome fabric."



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