Colette Ginger skirt(s)
|Time for an A-line|
I made a quick muslin in a size 6 and it fit perfectly, so on to the fabric.
|Perfect weight for a blazer or skirt. And so soft!|
I used lace hem tape to hem it, which is my new go-to hemming technique.
I think its flattering, easy to construct, and pretty quick. I really love the way the instructions have you do the zipper/waistband - its so tidy, its the cleanest looking zipper/waistband I've ever done! So simple, yet effective.
|off to work in my new skirt!|
At the modes4u website they show you the fabric on a bolt, which is what clinched it for me. The scale of the cats is small enough that from a distance it looks like just a geometric print, but up close, its cats!
I want to bone all of my waistbands now! I actually think its surprisingly comfortable, and flattering.
I had one problem, and its not the fault of the pattern. WTF is happening with my back zipper area?
Did I warp the zipper with the iron? Is it a wonky zipper?
I've never really had this problem with any zipper before.
I undid it and redid it 3 times, but my only options are to live with it, or rip the waistband and go in and put in a whole new zipper. I am leaning towards living with it. Because its so cute from the front and I don't want ruin it! Its just the back, I can't even see it!! Oh well. (When I look at the pics now, it doesn't seem as tragic as the day these were taken. I think I'll just live with it!)
Here is the skirt, I wore it out recently in Portland (home of Colette!):
|Wearing it with a Jalie scarf top I made in a simple black cotton/rayon jersey. See, its not obviously cats. So I'm not a cat lady freak!|
I plan on making the pink one and maybe a few more. I'm so glad I tried this shape and this pattern! I am a high-waist skirt convert. My mom spent about 20 years telling me to "tuck your shirt in" and I refused! Now I see how flattering it is for my body shape. I should have listened to her....