OMG… look at that silly poses! And consider that I chose the least worst :S
New challenge for me on the Facebook Group “Stitch Once, Rip twice” (I love this name, have I ever told you?). This time was about sewing a Pencil skirt and, when I was deciding which pattern to use (or if I was going to draft my own, using Elisa Masi’s or Deby Coles’s tutorial), my lovely blog-friend Parnuuna (from BeMyGoth Patterns) kindly asked me if I was going to test her
Lucinda Pencil Skirt pattern
… How can I say “no” to such a lovely girl? Plus, I’m a pattern-testing hoarder (New Terms Coining LOL) and this pattern is really adorable… So I did it!
This is not a Beginner’s Pattern, I have to say it, because it involves pleats on pockets (and I love how they looks), a corset-like waistband, invisible zipper and slit (here is my rub): it’s for more advanced seamstresses but
the result is really gorgeous
|Lovely pleated pocket|
|Invisible zipper… not that bad!|
I’m planning to sew at least one more (and the other tester’s ideas, shown on Parnuuna’s blog, makes me wanna more and more) changing some detail (denim waistband? lined pockets? suggestions?)
The pattern is really simple to work at, nicely explained and with a full-of-pics tutorial PLUS,
Parnuuna is so kind to work with,
you can always ask her if something looks unclear to you 🙂
I’ve sewn it on a wool-polyester blend, black pinstriped in gold, with a luxuriously shining burgundy lining (that nobody will see, but it’s a nice detail and I love to have whismical linings on my selfmade clothes, it adds some spice, like contrasting topstitching or piping but hidden…)
I was a little unsure to add pockets: the part of my body I hate most are hips, and I tend not to add bulk here… but these pockets are hiding, instead of emphasize my physical flaw… so I’m fantasizing to add them everywhere… or almost!
I’m still thinking about a way to fix my slit, that really looks ugly to me, so wonky and wrinkly… Maybe I could be inspired from Amy’s Lucinda turquoise version (she made a vintage flowery too): shorter and without slit… being a wool blend, I’ll wear it on fall/winter, than with thight and boots… could be a good idea!!!
I commit myself from now on my next Lucinda to make a perfect slit… and I’ll share it, as usual!
|Awful slit, inside and outside!|
I’d like to end this post supporting you warmly Parnuuna’s work: please visit her brand new site and blog, you’ll be terribly pleased!!!
Edit: Check Parnuuna’s lovely review here
Did you liked this skirt post? Try one of these…
|Mio Dio che pose stupide… e considera che ho scelto le Meno Peggio!!!|
Nuova sfida per me sul Gruppo Facebook “Stitch Once, Rip Twice” (adoro questo nome, lo ho mai detto? E’ qualcosa tipo “cuci una volta, disfa due”!!!).
Questa volta riguarda la confezione di una gonna a tubino e, proprio mentre stavo decidendo quale modello utilizzare (o se disegnare un modello “su misura”, usando il tutorial di Elisa Masi di Deby Coles), la mia deliziosa amica-di-blog Parnuuna (di BeMyGoth Patterns) mi ha gentilmente chiesto se avessi voglia di testare il suo cartamodello Lucinda … Come dire “no” a una persona così? Inoltre, io sono una ingorda Tester di Cartamodelli e questo è davvero adorabile … E così ho deciso!
Questo non è un modello per principianti, devo dirlo, perché comprende pieghe sulle tasche (dal risultato favoloso), una cintura stile corsetto, l’applicazione di una cerniera invisibile e lo spacco (e qui casca l’asino, cioè io!): è per sarte più avanzate ma il risultato è davvero stupendo e si può omettere qualche dettaglio se non ti senti a tuo agio nell’includerlo!
Tasca con pieghe: delizios