Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Vogue 1247 Leather Skirt DONE!!!

This was a tuffy! I cut it out and after I did I had major second thoughts. I made some changes, namely moving the zipper to the side so add that to the laying out of leather and I was really unsure what I was doing. I did end up with one blemish in a noticeable spot but oh well. I sewed the pockets on and they didn't really want to lay right. I was very worried they wouldn't work. This is kind of a tricky pattern too with the pockets and there are no second chances with leather.

I sewed in the zipper which actually went in very nicely. The photos look a little wobbly but I think that's glare on the leather from the flash. It actually lays pretty nicely. I sew the other side and the zipper side the rest of the way which is the last blog post.

Last night I started on the lining. I hate doing linings but figure it was a must for this. I started out with some Bermberg and about screamed...I hate working with that stuff. I remembered I had some of this funky charmeuse in my stash. I used it to line my biker coat awhile back. Speaking of which, bet that will look great with this skirt. I self drafted a lining and it worked out nicely. I put the lining and the waistband on last night.

I finished up tonight by hemming the lining and the worst part of this whole process was putting a closure on the waistband. My poor hands are so sore and beaten up.

Someone asked in another post about hemming leather. First off, yes, I only turned it under once and left the edges raw. IMO no need to finish them. Second, I have no idea if what I do is right. I tend to make up my own rules!

So after being unsure about it, I do love it! It turned out like I had hoped it would. It's fun and funky but still work appropriate if I want. Forgive the thrown together look. I was in the PJs sewing and threw something on for photos. I can't wait to play with different looks for it.






16 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I was following along and I swear I was reading...but it wasn't until I saw the finished skirt with your hands in your pockets that it's the Rachel Skirt!

Ohmygosh ~ is that one A-W-E-S-O-M-E skirt! You did an amazing job and should be proud of that beautiful skirt.

beurreblanc said...

Fabulous! Love the lining too.
-Sewingelle

KID, MD said...

It looks amazing!!! Fine work, particularly for your first foray into leather. I love that your lining coordinates with your tattoo, too. :)

velosewer said...

Congratulations. I love the lining too.

Victoria said...

That's a super sexy skirt! You look phenomenal Lady! Great job:)

K.Line said...

It's absolutely terrific!

Mary said...

Very wonderful skirt, and your lining is superb. I'll bet you are pleased with yourself :-)

Candice said...

You rock this look, and your skirt looks stunning!

Gabrielle said...

Your skirt has worked out perfectly - it looks so great on you.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous..beautiful job.....I like the lining!

Marie said...

Wow - that is stunning. I can't believe you made it.

Audrey said...

Great looking skirt! I predict you will sew more leather garments in the future based on the success of this projec.

Tia Dia said...

Totally amazing skirt! I love the pockets. And the lining is that funky personalized touch every project craves.

Dorothy said...

Love, love , love your leather skirt! It's hot! It also seems like we have lots in common, well with the sewing, love of dogs, and shoes!!! Thanks for your comment about my zebra dress ;) I'm sure you would wear it well too ;)

MySummerTouch said...

A black leather skirt is very versatile, don't you think? It goes well with every color and every type of top garment - blouses, sweaters, even shirts. You did good job on this skirt, congratulations!

dixie said...

this is fantastic and I never would have thought to be daring enough to make a leather skirt but now you've inspired me :)