So, finally, the skirt! I seem to be in a bit of a sewing drought at the moment - lots of inspiration, but actually sitting down at the machine seems harder than climbing Mount Everest...
Anyway, thanks to having a good day (those aren't all that many right now), I pulled myself together and sewed the skirt that I cut... Monday last week, maybe? The theme for last week was Spanish Harlem (as a bunch of you most likely already know), and I decided to take my inspiration less flowery Spanish and more tough, cool and sexy Harlem (in this inspiration collage).
I took the opportunity to use two favorites, a great red woven upholstery fabric that I got for almost nothing (it came in a box together with equally amazing upholstery fabrics, got it online for less than 100SEK including postal fees, yay!) The other is a lightweight cotton mix in black and white, I used that one only as the waistband for contrast. Here's how it came out:
Luckily I was able to use the whole width of the fabric so when sewing the back seam I did not have to worry about the fabric fraying! Because I made this a midi skirt I added a slit in the back (or it would have been impossible to walk...) Also, I can't help being quite proud of making that zipper go in without any visible seams on the outside of the skirt, and it's almost not wonky at all! ( I still hate zippers, but a little bit less for each time.)
Fun detail: The white shirt I'm wearing comes from my dad! I got it years and years ago, and before that I assume he wore it in the 70's... Quality.