Sunday, 15 November 2009

It's a wiggle skirt!

It's been silent here for quite a while, I'm sorry and I'm blaming it all on November! Seriousley, every year around this time I'm wondering why on earth I decided to move so far up north. Then December comes, and Advent with preparations for Christmas, and then the proper snow, and I love living here. But November... we change to wintertime at the end of October, so it gets dark really early. And this far from the equator, tha sun rises and sets very slow, so it starts getting dark early and around four in the afternoon it's pitch black. I know, it sounds a bit whiney, sorry! But the most common answer from everybody at the question "How are you?" is "I'm really fine, but I'm just so tired".

So naturally, the best thing to do is to hibernate. I've taken time out from some things, but life rolls on. I've had a lot of nice dancing, went to a weekend class, been praciticing for our next performance, I've also been baking to the social dances... and I finally completed the wiggle skirt! I've been wanting to make one forever, the idea is really appealing to me. Pencil skirts rarely feels comfortable to me, but creases insted of darts (veck istället för insömnader) at the front seemed like a smart soloution.

Here's the pattern I used:

This was actually my very first attempt to use a real vintage pattern, and I was a bit nervous. So I made a toille following the pattern to a letter, and figured I would have to change a lot (I usually have to change patterns). But no, sir! The only change I did was to shorten it, which I did along the line that said "lengthen or shorten here". =) And of course I changed it from a dress to a skirt...


Some details


I love the buttons! I got them from my grandmother, she's had them for ages, so I have no idea how old they are.

This first attempt at sewing after vintage patterns gave me taste for more! I just can't believe the pattern just worked, without any alterations. Next project is a christmas-y dress after a Vouge pattern, and I'm a bit nervous. Fitting a bodice is always a bit trickier than just a skirt... So hopefully I'll soon have a red dress to show you, or I'm sitting frustrated in my sewing room (well, kitchen really) lol!

All for now, and I promise that no matter what, the next post will come a lot faster than this one did.

Love, Erika

5 comments:

Anna Boberg said...

Snygg kjol!

Kitten said...

Va fint det blev, grattis! November är verkligen inte min favoritmånad heller, men jag försöker hålla humöret uppe med att jag nu får sy/sitta vid datorn/se på film hur mycket som helst utan att dåligt samvete över att man inte är ute i det fina vädret...

Erika said...

Tackar! Det känns verkligen br att ha avslutat ett plagg, klänningarna jag jobbat på har båda krånglat något otroligt.
Kitten, det var ett bra sätt att se på det! Mitt problem brukar mest vara att energinivån sjunker något så otroligt... Men nu närmar det sig advent och smhis prognoser har antytt solsken i helgen =)

Katja Cintja said...

nice outfit!

Erika said...

Thank you, Katja! =)