The "No Navy Meringue Blues" Skirt

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    The Facts
    Fabric | 50/50 Poly/Cotton or Rayon/Poly suiting. It's from, and it either cost $2.99 a yard of $5.99 a yard. I have ordered so much blue fabric and suiting fabric lately that I can't tell which this is, lol. It's not terrible, but I am glad I didn't make a dress from it like I originally intended.
    Patterns | Colette Patterns, Meringue from The Colette Sewing Handbook. I used my TNT pencil skirt pattern to help me choose the size and grade the side seam from one size to another. I'm glad I did that, I wouldn't have liked the slight flare the skirt would have had otherwise.
    Year | Current
    Notions | Thread, a zipper, iron on interfacing.
    Time to complete | ​Quite a few hours for such a little skirt. I was skeptical about the facing being wide enough they NEVER are when I make skirts. I always have to fudge it a bit, but this pattern is drafted to perfection. I even took care to follow the zipper installation instructions (partially) so that my zip is nicely enclosed in the facing. Lovely. I played fast and loose with the scallop application, but I'm really pleased with the outcome.
    First worn | To take indoor photos, which I now realize I don't enjoy. I've become used to outdoor photo sessions. Something I never thought I'd say when I started this challenge. But, there's no school today and it's damp and cool out, so we've been in all day. I'm wearing a thrifted cardigan as a top, my new Melissa shoes (!!!), F21 tights and my grandmother's necklace and pin.

    letiknitspics, Sylly RN, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Owt N Abowt 30 months ago | reply

      This outfit looks great! Nice color combo!

    2. Nettie C. 30 months ago | reply

      Thank you!!

    3. Meetzorp 29 months ago | reply

      Cute; that's a darling outfit. Nice work, indeed!

    4. craftyNHmom 29 months ago | reply

      Wow! You look so amazing. What a creative outfit!

    5. Nettie C. 29 months ago | reply

      Thanks Meetzorp and CraftyNHmom!!

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