Collette Meringue Skirt in denim = happy!
How many of these skirts can one person make?? three? four? ten??
I wore my black version to Island at Sans Souci last night to celebrate a friend’s birthday. It is so super comfy, that I managed to eat my weight, or thereabouts, in traditional Greek mezethes and then eat dessert without feeling the slightest bit uncomfortable. I love clothing which is conducive to gorging oneself.
This time I faced the skirt and hem in a paisley quilting cotton from my stash. Again, just because.
The key difference between this and my first version of this pattern, is the way I constructed the scallops. In my first, I clipped and notched the curves of the hem before pressing very well and very carefully, but still a few pointy bits remained, which you can see below.
I realise you can only see them on close inspection, but it does bug me. This time, I remembered this post on Pattern – Scissors – Cloth showing how to sculpt perfect scallops by trimming the curves quite close to the stitching, rather than clipping and notching.
It was definitely a more successful method for getting smooth curves. I also edge stitched the curves this time as there is a considerable difference in the weight of the denim and quilting cotton. I may still do this on my black version too.
Vogue 1174 is now finished, hopefully I’ll be able to photograph it tomorrow. Clearly there’s a ridiculous amount of sewing happening in this house at the moment. I think I’m in denial about Christmas being just days away.