Saturday, October 24, 2009

pencil skirt 5 years in the making

So at last, one UFO emerges from underneath the 'pile', finds its way to the land of the living and is finally transformed into a finished, wearable piece. Yippee! I literally started this one about 5 years ago and finally finished it yesterday to wear to The Quilt Project last night. It worked out just fine, still fitted and hopefully didn't smell like a musty old cupboard.
The fabric is 100% wool (I don't even remember where I got it from) and is a nice chartreuse and pale blue weave (which results in a greeny colour, sorry its a bit hard to tell in the pics). The pattern is Butterick 3132 and it is a really nice pattern. A pencil skirt with front pockets, three panels at the back with horizontal darts at the bum which give it a bit of difference and quite a nice shape. I added a bit of decorative lace to the two outer panels just for a bit of an edge.
Pocket detail.And here is Nic from Yardage Design and myself, sporting our new frocks, ready to hit the town for The Quilt Project. Nic also made her gorgeous skirt, featuring her own screen printed design, check it out on her blog. A big thanks to Kirsty from Kootoyoo for pulling the quilt together, putting the night on and having the idea for the entire success! I had a great time and got to meet (for the first time) some very lovely bloggers in real life. Although I didn't get to contribute a square (I joined the blog bandwagon a little too late), I enjoyed watching everyone's squares come together and the final quilt was amazing. Congratulations to all the people who helped it to become!


  1. Lovely skirt and great night!! That photo is a shocker, but funny!

  2. It's a lovely skirt! And this might be just the shove I need to get out a couple of my old projects that have been lurking around for a few too many years!

    Lovely to meet you last night :-)

  3. Your UFO skirt was just lovely, especially the lace. And that photo is tragically gorgeous! I love it Pam!

  4. Loved the cheeky bit of lace, and so glad that you pulled the finger out to finish this skirt. But wait, who are those classy chicks in the final photo?

  5. Thanks for coming along on Friday night & for appreciating The Quilt Project. The skirt is terrific.