{sewing} Two Sewaholic Crescent Skirts

Today I give not one, but *two* finished items in not one but *two* different locations! Ooooo... I know, I can barely contain the excitement, too!
So, the first one is the last stop on my "sewing tour of Italy" [insert sad face here] and for that, we're in Amalfi, one of the bookends of the Amalfi Drive. The other being Sorrento, which I fell in love with while we were there.
Sewaholic Shocking Pink Crescent Skirt
This is my second version of the Crescent Skirt by Canadian company Sewaholic Patterns. It's a brilliant pattern. The instructions were very straight forward and easy to follow. The construction is different from any skirt I've done before. Really enjoyable. I love all the details: the pieced together yoke, the slashed pockets, the topstitching. I went a bit fancy with my pockets topstitching in this version, look! 
Sewaholic Shocking Pink Crescent Skirt
The fabric I used was some medium weight cotton I've had for ages, left over from a bag I made a couple of years ago. The colour is great and very summery. Both skirts are version A: the shorter, least gathered option.
Sewaholic Shocking Pink Crescent Skirt
According to my hips, I should have cut a size 4 but there's no way it'd go around my waist. I ended up cutting a size 8, based on my waist, since the skirt is gathered around the hips anyway. The fit is very comfortable and it would even allow for a big meal but I might try a 6 next time. Or make a muslin? (Prrrfff... Can't be bothered with that!)
Sewaholic Crescent Skirt - Lud
The other version of it ended up staying in Brasil. I had made it for me but I'm such a nice friend that I gave it away... 
Sewaholic Crescent Skirt - Lud
This is one of my favourite people in whole wide world and I think the skirt looks gorgeous on her! This is one of my bestest friends, Ludmila. She has a fab travel blog. It's in Portuguese but Google Translate is your friend and her pictures are beautiful!
Sewaholic Crescent Skirt - Lud
Since the pattern is designed for a pear-shaped body (which she has and I do not) it looks much nicer on her, I think. For her version I used leftover fabric from my Hawthorn Dress, which is very lightweight and perfect for the Brasilian weather. I think she likes it!

See you next time!

Comments

Post a Comment

Popular Posts