Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WIP Wednesday: The NEW Everyday Skirt from Liesl and Co.

Yes, yes, I know starting a new project is pretty much the last thing I need to be doing right now, but I couldn't resist.  My will power when it comes to new sewing patterns, especially Oliver + S/Liesl and Co, is basically non-existent!  This week Liesl and Co, the masterminds behind Oliver + S patterns, just came out with four new adult patterns.....awesome (thanks again for the heads up Jessica)!  I resisted buying two of the patterns for a little over 24 hours, and then I cracked.  I bought the Everyday Skirt and the Weekend Getaway Blouse and Dress patterns.  I have big plans for both already, however when I started looking at my stash of apparel fabric, I found a pale peachy wool that I found in the clearance section at Textile Fabrics in Nashville, TN a long while ago (love this place by the way).  It was only one yard of 56" wide fabric, but it was so soft (wish you could touch it) and matched a black and peach dot silk fabric I also found in the clearance section.  Did I mention it was only $15!  
 Anyway, I finally made a simple t-shirt like blouse from the silk fabric....also only a I was a bit limited to what I could make with it.  It took some effort, but I made the pattern work with what I had and I am pleased with how it turned out.  As for the peach wool, my original plan was a simple pencil skirt, much like the one on the cover of the Weekend Getaway Blouse and Dress pattern (similar to the look I was going for).  However, I also realized that the peach wool would look good with my new Datura blouse that I finished a few days ago, but not so much as a pencil skirt.  Plus, I never get to dress up fancy anymore, so a pencil skirt probably would not get as much wear.  So, the first thing I did was check the yardage requirement for the new Everyday Skirt.  I think the pockets are what REALLY sold me...LOVE them!
 The pattern called for 1 3/4 yards even for a 58" wide fabric, and I only have one yard....not even close...but when I get something in my head it is really hard to shake, so that is when I bought the pattern, printed it out, taped it up and cut the pieces out to see if it really would not work.....and I think it will!!!!
I will of course need two of the elongated trapezoid piece in the top left, but once I cut the others out I should be able to simply fold the remaining strip in half and get two pieces.....hopefully.  I am super excited about this one.  I wish I had more of it finished to show you know, life happens.  Who knows, maybe I will get lucky and find enough time to get it finish by Friday...I really can't wait!

In addition to this new project that I so ridiculously started with so many in the waiting, I am also still slowly working on my previously posted WIPs.  I am hoping that I will have something accomplished by Friday to share with you.

Thanks for stopping by and see you Friday...

This post is linked up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


  1. Oh, that skirt is darling! I have been hesitant to purchase because I am not so sure about the print and tape pattern. I am anxious to hear how this pieces work and if you are happy with the pattern. Keep us posted!

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