Thursday, May 29, 2008

The fruits of my labor in black & white

Who doesn't love black & white? Well I sure love the combination! I purchased a wonderful black & white cotton/lycra woven fabric at Mike's in LA during the PR weekend. I knew I was going to make a skirt with it, but which one was to be determined. When we had a hot streak a few weeks ago, I wore one of my favorite skirts I got at JCPenney a few years ago. It's a very mild A-line skirt, nothing too exaggerated. Since I love that skirt so much (I actually have two), I decided that was the perfect skirt shape for this fabric. Low and behold, the March BWOF came to my rescue (#122). The shape is nearly identical to my JCP one and I couldn't be more pleased with the end result. Including the cost of the fabric ($2) plus my lining and zipper from Joann's, my skirt was under $5 to make! Without further ado, here is my final result! And yes I know it's May, so you probably are wondering what is up with the boots. Well it was raining outside and we were on our way to church when DH took my picture - hopefully summer with come soon.

The shirt I'm wearing with it is also something I made this past weekend. It's another Ottobre Woman gathered from t-shirt (2-2007-5). I used a black cotton knit from my stash. I have no clue what the exact content of the fabric is, but it's so darn soft and yummy! I do know I got it at Fabric Depot in Portland, so next time I go, I'll have to see if they have more of that and in other colors.

Here is a close up of the skirt so you can see the general shape without my shirt covering up the top. I'm really pleased with the outcome and will definitely make more. The changes I made to the pattern were some minor tweaking to fit my body and I did decide to put the zipper in the back like my other skirts. Here is my review on PR if you're dying to know more. ;-)


I got so little sewing done this past weekend. I had high ambitions going into the weekend, but hey that is how it goes. Three things done (a black tank top I neglected to mention was also finished), so that isn't too shabby.

7 comments:

Lilia said...

Hey, not too shabby at all! More than I did. But I did finally get around to making that cake. Certainly not as cute as yours, but done.

Christina said...

That's a great summer outfit. I hope you/we can switch to sandals soon!

cidell said...

What a great print and you can't beat the price and ease!

toy said...

that is a really nice black and white print, and the skirt is simple enough that the fabric really shows, very cute!

Kristine said...

Very cute skirt! I'm so jealous... I haven't got 3 projects done in the last 3 months, nevermind the last weekend!

Claire said...

Very nice outfit!
I tagged you for a getting to know me/you meme. http://sewingislikechocolate.blogspot.com/

Alexandra said...

Looks great! I love the black&white fabric!