Monday, June 21, 2010
Beautiful Voile and Another Skirt
This is Skirt #3 made from the Ottobre pattern that I wrote about recently. I didn't plan to write another post about my summer skirts, but I just have to tell you about the fabric I used for this skirt. The fabric is cotton voile. From Anna Maria Horner. The voile is beautiful. Silky. Luxurious. Wonderful hand and drape. Perfect for garments. I have other voile fabric on my shelf, but this Anna Maria Horner voile surpasses any voile I've ever seen before. It's that great. Really. You have to see it and touch it to believe it. It's just lovely.
I know, I sound like a commercial, don't I? Maybe Anna Maria will send me some voile for the advertisement---wouldn't that be nice? :-) The fabric is a bit pricey or I would be buying it in every print and color! As it is, I bought just two yards: the blue "Diamond Mine" that I used for the skirt, and the "Little Honey, Berry" line. (I'm not yet sure what I'm going to make with the Little Honey piece).
For the blue skirt, I used the same curved waistband pattern piece as the other two skirts. But instead of using the a-line skirt, I simply cut a length of fabric the full width of the fabric (about 55"), gathered it along the top, and attached it to the waistband. I put the invisible zipper at the side seam, and I did line the skirt with plain white voile (from my stash). One yard of fabric was more than enough for this simple skirt. However, if I wanted a more-fully gathered skirt, or if I was wider around at the hips, then I would need more than a yard.