The Orange is finished, teamed up with a little more Purple and a smattering of light Pink. Orange is a colour I am pretty sure I have never worn before. How can this be?
The pattern is McCalls 5856, size 12 with no fitting alterations at all and made up in cotton voile. I used the same purple bias strips to finish the waistline and extended the ends to add a splash more colour at the side for ‘ties’. Everything is french seamed so the inside is almost as pretty as the outside – I’m starting to love this element of garment sewing.
I have an RTW skirt very like this (though not orange) with a 1″ grograin strip finishing the lining hem and I love the way it brings the lining out from hiding. The ribbon also adds nice weight and a touch of stiffness to the swirl of the skirt, so I had intended to do the same with this version. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the right colour ribbon so substituted the bias tape. Successfully I think.
I will make this again soon in my lovely silk cotton as I have everything ready and waiting. There is one other item in my sewing cue to be finished first however.
Oh, and before I forget, have a look at these.
Would you like any of them?
I sorted through some of the piles on my sewing tables and these need a new home. I am happy to post to wherever in the world the post will deliver, so leave me a comment stating your preference(s) and email address before midnight NZ time on Sunday 2nd of March 2014. I’ll draw it shortly thereafter.