Friday, November 18, 2011

Progress on the skirt - Vogue 1247

I know I was teasing with the last post and no pictures. Well, it's together, mostly now. I changed it to have the invisible zipper on the side so there was elss stress on it. It went in beautifully!!! I really like sewing on leather.

I was really wondering how this would turn out. Those pockets are tricky to get to lay right and you only have one shot with leather. Luckily leather really molds to your body and some things smoothed out. I made this version a big snugger than my other one.

I need to put on the waistband on and hem it. I am going back and forth about a lining....ugh...I hate sewing linings. But I should on this one. I just wear a slip usually.

You all have me considering another skirt now ;-) I don't know....maybe. I bought the larger cowskins for some pants. I really want some leather pants. My birthday is coming up soon so maybe I'll ask my Mom to buy me some leather for another skirt. She usually buys me a gift certificate for fabric.

Sorry about the quality. Quickie photo on my phone.


Audrey said...

Great leather skirt. The fit is fantastic. I am sure you will wear it a lot. I get a lot of my leather at Fabricmart during their sales too. It is a fantastic source.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

It's looking good! You make me jealous that I passed up those great leather sales.

velosewer said...

The skirt is looking very professional. I know you'll finish it off well.

Kathy said...

Awesome leather skirt! Great job!!

GBL said...

I've never sewn with leather. How do you handle a hem when sewing with leather - just one turn under?