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summer skirt pocket

completed summer skirt redesign!
completed summer skirt redesign!

Decided to use the eyelash pocket from Folkwear #249, 1930s Day Dress, with button accent.  Thought the fabric would be too stiff for the little eyelash ruffle, but it’s just right.  The directions for the pattern were very clear and the 3 pieces went together very quickly.  The added weight of the braided ric rack at the hem adds just enough weight to make the fuller skirt feel more comfy in a breeze, and the lowered hem is now much more comfortable.

Bleached the fabric for the pockets for 2 hours, which toned down the colour enough so it doesn’t look too bad against the older skirt fabric.  That had been a major concern in this redesign.

Voila — finished!

green transitional skirt

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Too late to post progress last night on this… but the problem-in-cutting fabric is going together very easily.  (Aside from the usual 1 pocket piece sewn in backwards – more seam letting.)  Fabric is weaseling like crazy — see all those loose threads — so will have to zigzag all seams, and started last evening.  Do wish I had my old serger…

Sorry the photos aren’t terribly logical, but they do sort of show how I use tailor’s chalk to mark wrong side of fabric (the big x’s), and put in a few details, such as pocket markings, and the diagonal seam that eventually with make the vent at skirt center back.

Keep thinking about buttons, perhaps decorative, perhaps not, on pockets….. Just took a look through me button stash, and have 2, either of which would do nicely, but just the one of each.  aaahh…….