Sunday, September 20, 2009

Next Projects: A UFO and Another Tango

In 2007, I entered a SWAP at Artisan's Square, but I didn't get very far. Story of my life! One of the garments I almost completed was a Butterick 3133 skirt like the one below on the far left.



My version was in black georgette with circular designs. I'm thinking I should pull out the skirt and finish it up, as it would be perfect for this time of the year. I also have enough fabric left over to make a matching top/blouse for a faux dress look.

I'm also thinking of making another Loes Hinse Tango Skirt from some animal print and floral border print I got from JoAnn's a while ago.



For that, I'm planning on doing an "engineered" print somewhat similar to this skirt from Coldwater Creek:



I saved this picture a couple of years ago because I thought it was a different (and more flattering!) way to approach a skirt with a border print, and since then I've seen several other similar ones in their catalog.

Mine will have each panel centered on the pink lilies of the border. At least that's the plan. I'm still debating the length, but I'm leaning towards a little longer than the last one so it can be worn with boots.

4 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

That fabric should make an awesome skirt! I see these pics and tuck them away too...and I'm always on the lookout for a great piece of fabric to make one!

Linda said...

Love the border fabric from JoAnn's. That will make a gorgeous skirt.

Duchesse said...

Started and not finished was the essence of my sewing days and I am reassured to see it strikes the best of them. And the skirt sounds beautiful and wearable- hope you finish it!

sensoussi said...

Such a nice fabric!