Saturday, June 8, 2013

Last.


Sorry for the BAD photos! I must be the last person to make this skirt.. in my defence I made it last winter and didn't finish putting the zip in and hem it (although I had pressed the hem up!). Yep took about 15 minutes... If you don't recognise it it's the Rachel Comey V1247 that many have made. I haven't made the top - even though I like it, I think I have too tiny shoulders to make it work, but if I have nothing else to make up (ha) I will give it a go but without the French seams - I don't have time for fancy insides! I have this cut out (since last summer) in a white and green circles.

For this one I made it without the waistband and drafted some facings. I am short waisted and even without the waistband I feel the yoke of the skirt is at least 3-5 cm too long. The pockets sit (on me) right where my widest part is and accentuates my tummy. I'm wearing it here with the wool unlined jacket  I made a couple of years ago and then it shrank when I washed it (by hand). I got more of this wool last year at the fabric sale I go to so I will make another this year. 

I have a couple of things I want to finish off before I start new projects. 
I have my exams on 17th and 24th June and then I have my graduation ceremony on 24th July and I'd like to make a dress for that. I've been having restful time since last Wednesday and not looking at books or notes but I'm onto next week for my first exam. Wish me luck (I'll need it - International Finance is not more interesting than it sounds! Apologies to those who love finance.)

12 comments:

  1. Graduation ceremony - a huge congratulations on finishing, well, in just over a month anyway. Then what will you do with all your spare time - I know, more time with that handsome son of yours. Where is your Grad being held at??? And definitely make yourself a beautiful dress for it...my fingers are crossed for your coming exams, but I know you will nail them 100%...J

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    1. Thanks Judith, I'm hoping when I am done we might get together again and maybe even work on a fancy Brisbane blogger meet up of our own!

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  2. Great skirt, love the colour!
    Good luck on the upcoming exams!

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    1. Hi Suzy, Thank you. I've loved a lot of your makes lately too. Been trying hard not to get distracted though!

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  3. Your skirt is such a great, vibrant colour! I still haven't made the skirt despite having the pattern and seeing all the rave reviews everywhere. I have made the top though and it doesn't look great on me; I think you're right about the small shoulders issue :).

    I hope you have a productive week of studying, and that those last exams go really well for you.

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    1. Thank you Gabrielle. I do love the colour too but corduroy isn't the best fabric for this skirt I think. Thanks for your study well wishes.

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  4. Good luck with the upcoming exams. Yes, you will have to try to make something new for your graduation, even though you will have to wear a hideous black thing I imagine!

    Stalking your blog for news of that annual fabric sale in Sumner Park - have you heard anything? I am not on their mailing list.

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    1. Hi Marie, No haven't heard anything yet but I will let you know as soon as I do. I'm kind of glad as I haven't really sewn much but bought a lot of fabric and patterns last year. This year I have stayed right away from shops to finish my degree.

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  5. Love, love, love this skirt! The colour is gorgeous. I don't have this pattern at all, so I think you are the second last to make it. Now I've seen yours, I want this pattern. Jacket is cute, too.

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    1. Thanks. I'm ridiculously happy with the lovely comments from everyone! I'm happy to post it to you if you want to borrow it. Let me know.

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  6. Good luck with your exams! And lovely skirt.

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    1. Thank you! Hope the baby and Mum are doing well.

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