Friday, July 15, 2011

The Finished Voile Skirt

I love, love, love this skirt! I finished it Thursday night and was so excited I wore it upstairs to show my husband. (He loves it, too.) Friday I wore it to our visit to the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, where these photos were taken.

While making this skirt, I did a couple things for the first time: I used French seams, and I made buttonholes (by hand!). I sewed 72" of super skinny binding tape to make the drawstring, too.

It is summery, it's comfortable, and I love how I feel while I'm wearing it--not like a run-down mother of three, not at all! This skirt came out pretty much exactly like the picture I had in my head when I started. I love that! I'll post again after the weekend with more details on exactly how I made it and some tips on making buttonholes by hand (on voile, no less), but in the meantime, I'll leave you with a few more photos from the sculpture park. (ETA: The tutorial is right here!)

Rain Gates, by Ron Rudnicki

Cones, by Ronald Gonzales
Apollo, by Albert Paley
(In the first photo, I'm standing in front of Skirts and Pants (after Duchamp) by Ilan Averbuch.)

Happy Weekend, everyone!


Michelle said...

Oh my gosh, I love the pine cone people!!!

The skirt is fantastic! Perfect, swing, perfect color . . . perfect. And look at you showing those legs! Rock on!

Jill said...

Congratulations on all the learning, and on achieving the picture in your head. I'm glad you love the finished voile as much as you thought you would, even if you and it had a little falling-out in the middle....and it looks like you had a great time at the museum? You saw some stuff we didn't get to...we'll have to go back! We loved the Rain Gates.

Wendi said...

The new skirt looks great!

Rose Red said...

Hurrah for a project that works out just how you pictured it! It looks so summery and cool.

MadMad said...

It came out great! Just like you said, too - not a run-down mommy, but a put-together cool one. Don't you just love the Decordoba? I haven't been in awhile... thanks for the reminder!

Donna Lee said...

What a perfect summer skirt. I love it and would like to see how you did it.

And I love the Rain Gates. I'll bet they look cool with water rushing through them.

Carolyn said...

Wow, you did a beautiful job! It's perfect for summer and looks great on you. Well done!

Victoria said...

It's lovely!

rachelle | tinkerlab said...

It's beautiful! Congrats! And I'd recognize Skirts and Pants anywhere :) The pinecone sculpture is new to me, and I'll have to check it out this summer.

Bells said...

yes yes yes! Wonderful! You deserve to feel good in that because you made it and it looks great!

My mother raves about french seams. I must learn.