Meringue Skirt by Colette Patterns

Tada! The Meringue Skirt by Colette Patterns. I finally made it. Now that I have the book and fabric laying around for nearly a year. The Fabric is a linen blend by Valori Wells. I thought it would go nicely with the scalloped edge. Oh, and Hugo again walking through the picture. 

The skirt was really easy and quick to make. I made a straight size 2. The only change I made was with the hem. I used fusible hem tape instead of stitching the hem facing with a catch stitch to the skirt. I am not a big fan of sewing by hand. Hence the sewing machine ;)


Petticoat in action

First with my Circle Skirt. I love how much fullness the petticoat gives the skirt.
And I just realize that I don't have feet in these first pictures. Well, isn't that a bummer.

 Here is finally a picture with me wearing my last year creation of the Colette Crepe Dress. With the petticoat of course. It's cotton lawn lined with white cotton lawn and voile.

 This is my seersucker version of the Colette Crepe Dress, also from last year. This one isn't lined.

Thanks Hugo for walking through the picture!


My first Petticoat

Just finished my first Petticoat. I used this tutorial by Sugardale. Thanks for posting!
 Here is a picture of the work in progress. Almost done gathering and pinning 8 yards of Tulle to a 4 yard strip. I bought the Tulle at Joann's for $1.49/yard. Next time I want to use Cotton Crinoline. But first I need a break from making Petticoats. It is just straight sewing, but for yards on end!

I do love the result thou. It was worth all the kneeling on the floor and gathering yard after yard. I used my newly bought used Walking Foot for this, and I have to say, I don't know how I made it so far without one. The straight stitch plate helped a lot too.

The pictures turned out too yellowish. Sorry for that. The Petticoat is actually really white.

The only thing I changed from the tutorial is the closure. The tutorial calls for hook and eyes. But I used snap buttons instead. It feels more closed that way :)


Circle Skirt

I think we can all agree on that a circle skirt must be shown in action. So here we go:

Self drafted pattern
Fabric: Oval Elements in Prune Brown by Pat Bravo