Sunday, December 12, 2010

Dragon Scale Skirt Success!

I am so happy its finally done! I ran into some difficulty when putting in the lining. Things did not line up the way I wanted them to which leads to a bit of weirdness in the back but honestly I'm the only one that's going to notice. So you know what, I'm not even going to point them out! Also I'm wearing it with my polka-dot blouse made from Silhouette #550, the cowl neck blouse. Its been modified for a full bust and I can make it in either a woven or a knit. I also have self-drafted a butterfly sleeve to use with it that I love. In fact I have some more fabric in the wings waiting to be cut out of that pattern. Its possible I'll end up with a closet full of cowl neck blouses (Which is why its a TNT pattern). Variations on a theme... But anywho, SKIRT! Here it is!

I also have decided all my future pencil skirts will have a lining. The difference in the way it lays and moves is quite significant. and it feels scrumptious. And while this looks only vaguely like the original inspiration, it makes me very happy. And I have just enough of the fabric left to make a little matching clutch using one of my Thread Magazine tutorials.

Honestly, I can't wait to wear out!


  1. It's stunning and shapely! Good on ya! That really is the most amazing fabric, too...

  2. Thank you so much! I bought the fabric maybe a month after my husband finally got a job. I had a hard time justifying buying something that expensive. I agonized over it for almost an hour before giving in to temptation.

    This is one of those times I'm glad I did.

  3. The skirt is magnificent as is the model. Congrats.

  4. Great skirt! You look fantastic in that outfit!