lurex tweed skirt

lurex tweedI made this skirt a couple of weeks ago, and only just wore it today.  It’s part of my TULE (tying up loose ends) plan, which is due April 30th, but won’t be done by then, barring some miracle of time and motivation.

I didn’t quite have enough to cut out the entire skirt (it’s OOP Vogue 1838 by Claude Montana) so I pieced the bottom of the back with pleats.skirt pleated fishtail (2)Here’s the inside:skirt pleats interiorThe hem allowance is a faux Hong Kong finish with the lining fabric, which doesn’t have the pleats – just a simple hemmed slit held in place with a thread chain.thread chain (2)I used petersham ribbon for the waistband and hand picked the zipper.zip and waistbandIt’s a simple basic skirt that will get a lot of wear next winter.basic skirt

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6 thoughts on “lurex tweed skirt

  1. I can see why this’ll be a perfect skirt for winter. I need to root about in my stash for some wool for something similar (though I’m pretty sure I don’t have anything as sparkly as yours!). I too am liking the pleats – darn clever idea that, and thanks for the tip about the wee chain attaching the lining just there. I’ve filed them both away for use later 🙂

  2. Oh, that’s clever! I must remember back pleats for when there isn’t enough fabric. Your skirt is lovely and the fabric is delicious. Definitely worthy of your usual high quality details. I have never once done a picked zipper… You give me plenty to aim for.

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