Now, That’s a Wrap!

3 Nov

After several weeks of running around, I had some time down time to finish my wrap skirt.

There’s something satisfying about creating your own garment pretty much from scratch. I want to tweak the notions a bit, but the overall skirt is complete.

This is my first attempt to make a real garment, not a costume or a last minute creation. I spent quite a bit of time blind-stitching the hem and other areas by hand to make it look more polished. I wish I can say that it’s perfect and it looks just like it came off the rack, but there are a few spots of puckering and such. I’m sure I’ll get better at sewing if I keep practicing.

As for the design, I had to adjust the pattern quite a bit to fit my frame. Even though I got the right size, I needed to adjust some of the proportions like the hip and the waist area. Thank goodness for muslin! I had to pretty much sew this pattern 3 times before I was finished with this project. (1 muslin, 1 lining, 1 sateen fabric) Plus, I ended up making the skirt length about 18″, which sounds short, but for me, it’s perfect.  In the end, it was all worth it for a cute and chic wrap skirt!

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3 Responses to “Now, That’s a Wrap!”

  1. PetiteAsianGirl November 5, 2009 at 9:26 PM #

    I love it!!!! Those buttons are fab, too. You will definitely get better as you go. I sewed my own prom dresses back in high school and wish I continued sewing, but alas my city apartment now has no space for a sewing machine : (

    • stylepint November 5, 2009 at 10:25 PM #

      Thanks! I’ve been trying to figure what holes I need to fill in my wardrobe that I just can’t get in stores…so making them seems to be more fulfilling! =)

  2. Alterations Needed November 8, 2009 at 3:47 PM #

    So cute! Man…I’ve gotta learn how to sew!

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