first and second posts to get started. The next post will cover the grosgrain waistband and invisible zipper, and it will go up early next week.
The pattern is this cute pleated skirt (downloadable from BurdaStyle) and I was pleasantly surprised by the results. I don't think I would have picked this design myself, but I love it! Sometimes it's good to get out of a style comfort zone, don't you think?
The fabric is Joel Dewberry's Rose Bouquet, which was provided by Free Spirit fabrics. (I also got a big package of goodies from Coats & Clark. Oh, the perks of being a sewing blogger!) It's a home dec sateen that works nicely for a full skirt like this one. It comes in several lovely colorways. I think this one is called Jade.
The skirt is pretty easy to construct, and it's done completely by machine. The waistband is a length of grosgrain ribbon, which was so simple to do and looks really cute.
Have I tempted you to join the sew-along? I hope so!
P.S. I'm guessing some of you will ask me about the shoes I'm wearing in these photos. Don't. They are the shoes from hell and they will only bring you unhappiness and pain. I can barely wear them for 5-minute bursts before wanting to chuck them into a dumpster.