Friday 27 May 2011

Crescent Skirt - Finished!

Drumroll please.......i have finally finished my Crescent Skirt!

I am really really happy with the way it turned out :) I think one of the things i am most proud of is the hem of the lining...

When i first started the lining i thought pretty early on that i had made a huge mistake as the fabric i chose was very slippery and frayed A LOT. However, it actually turned out alright. When it came to the hem, i decided to use some bias tape that i had lying around (and just happened to be an appropriate colour!). I cut the bias binding in half and sandwiched the raw edge in between. I then sewed around the top of the binding, and voila, a nice neat hem line! I used the same technique with the bias binding for the skirt hem to cover the raw edge. However, instead of handstiching the hem like Tasia recommends here (because i was too lazy/impatient!) i folded over the 1 1/4 seam allowance and sewed that up. This did leave me with a visible stitching line on the right side of the skirt, but i don't mind this as it is not too obvious.

There are things about the skirt that i am not completely happy with, or that i would improve on next time (yes i am already planning a next time!), for example the zip is more visible than i would like, due to me not mastering the insertion technique quite right. Also some of my stitching is a bit wobbly. And for some unknown reason my facing is a good inch shorter than the waistband, which means that when i did the Ditch-stitching i ended up sewing the lining and bunched it up a bit at the waistband. However, overall i am delighted with the finished result - my first ever garment! I also really enjoyed taking part in the sewalong, Tasia's posts are so incredibly detailed and easy to follow, i would definitely recommend taking a look if you haven't already. 

This afternoon i am off to Amsterdam for a work trip...guess what i will be wearing on the journey....yep my Crescent Skirt!!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

K xx 


  1. Wahay! I love the hem binding feature, I'm a real sucker for little details like that. It's gorgeous Kat, well done, hope you feel really proud of yourself! x

  2. Yay, go Kat!!! This is really lovely and fits like a glove!!! Enjoy Amsterdam!

  3. Lovely, it fits you so well.

  4. It's gorgeous!! :) I love the lining too. Fits beautifully too!
    Ashley x

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  6. Excellent job there kat! looks great!



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