I’ve had this beautiful sequined wool blend knit in my stash for awhile. It’s one of those fabrics you can’t resist buying and then have no idea what to make with it. I know you know!
Northcote skirt to the rescue – I seriously love this pattern. The shape is beautiful and it’s a quick and easy sew. I plan on making a few more in lightweight knits for summer to wear with tanks and tees.
This went together very quickly in spite of the sequins. I pulled a wool jersey from my stash that was a near- perfect match and used it for the waistband.
I did add a lining. It just feels nice plus it makes the skirt flow so nicely over any lumps and bumps. This is a Japanese knit lining from Gorgeous Fabrics that is so light and silky. I stocked up on this but Ann still has a few yards left if you are interested. I don’t have many local resources so I like to stock up on things like this.
I used a 2” hem on the skirt and the lining to give it some weight. Im very happy with the way it turned out. That’s all for today. No more sewing this weekend as we are babysitting today and tomorrow is the Super Bowl but, hopefully, next week!
Ha, I just noticed my foot in the picture – sorry about that! 🙂
A half hour before I was to start getting ready for the wedding today, the mail carrier delivered the lace for my skirt. Of course, I had to change the lace out right there and then and I am so happy I did! This lace is much, much better, don’t you think?
I am so happy that I was able to finish the hem of my skirt last night.I have determined that I have no suitable shoes – really! – so I will need to take some time to shop and didn’t want to be stressed out that my skirt wasn’t finished. Have you shopped for shoes lately? Oh my gosh, so many ugly shoes out there! I just want a pair of strappy sandals in black or nude with a stiletto heel. Is that too much to ask?
Anyway, back to the skirt. Since sequins are so scratchy, I faced the hem with a double layer of black mesh from the stash. I about went blind hemming this because I COULD NOT SEE! Even with my magnifying lamp, I was blinded by the sequins. Luckily, my hand stitches just disappeared into the fabric, hiding what I am sure must be quite a few uneven stitches.
Once i finished sewing the hem, I crumpled it up and gave it a good steam to blend it back into the rest of the pleated fabric. I worked in 4-5 inch sections but it went very quickly thanks to the vacuum feature on my Laurastar.
I used lace to finish my lining. A cheap, ugly lace. I don’t know where it came from or why it is in my stash but it will do for now. I have already ordered a beautiful eyelash lace that is slightly wider so I can redo the hem after the wedding.
So here she is all finished. I am so pleased with the result! She is not hanging well on Irma as Irma has a nice, tiny waist and doesn’t have a high hip like I do. I really should pad her out but I really don’t use her for fitting so I haven’t bothered.
Before I put this pattern away, I have pulled another fabric that is just perfect for it and will whip up another skirt on Sunday. Stay tuned and thank you for visiting!