Here's the details of my 'butterfly skirt':
Pattern: Nicole Mallalieu's A-line skirt
- Trimmed the yoke by 1" at the waist to make this measurement equivalent to a size 16.
- Added a panel of butterfly print fabric (underlined with a white poly-cotton) to the right side of the front. Nicole suggests that for denim you can applique the panel over the top of the base fabric. I found that the combined weight of the print and the poly-cotton was similar to the denim, so I pieced the front instead.
- Added a side pocket on the right side.
|Butterflies in my pocket!|
Black stretch denim and a remnant of 'Illuminating Spring' (by Stephanie Marrot for Wilmington Prints) from the stash
- Nicole's directions really are fantastic. They gave me the nudge I need to try blind hemming for the first time. I also used the same foot to help me edge stitch and stitch in the ditch more accurately.
- My feature panel's 1/4 of the width of the front piece, which's probably a little on the small side.
- This was my second attempt at putting in an invisible zipper, and the first time with my new invisible zip foot. Her instructions are really good, and I was thrilled with the results yesterday. Looking at the photos, my job's not perfect, but I suspect that no one else will notice.
- I love this skirt so much that today I was tempted to tuck my top in to show it off, something that hasn't happened for a long time (probably since the waist grew to be two sizes larger than the hips!)
|More butterflies on the inside|