|Self-drafted pencil skirt & my Seamwork Astoria sweater|
|Invisible zipper in back|
Overall, I'm very happy with how the skirt turned out! It's hard to go wrong when you find stunning velvet like this! I picked this up at a fabric store in Charlottesville, VA. They sell a mixture of vintage and new fabric - I always find something I want. This lovely velvet wasn't on a bolt, so I'm thinking it's a vintage treasure :) I knew right away that I wanted to use it for a skirt. It ended up being a really close call getting it all cut out - there was no extra yardage whatsoever! I had to pull out some magic maneuvering for the pattern pieces to fit!
|Found a friend on our photo walk!|
I kept the skirt really simple, so the fabric could really stand out. I lined the skirt with some plain navy blue lining fabric. I had fun styling out a couple different looks with my new skirt :) I love how the rich velvet looks paired with my boucle-knit Astoria sweater! The mix-matched patterns and textures work so well together. It will be such a pretty outfit for fall.
Next on my sewing table:
I'm cutting fabric for another Mesa dress! I was so thrilled with my first outcome, that I immediately wanted to start another one :) Stay tuned for yet another color-blocked Mesa!