As you may remember, the fabric is a left-over from the blazer I made last year. So, for once no extra fabric purchases.
As said I took a pencil skirt pattern and added about 2 inches to the bottom, then drew a line from the hips to the new wider point, to get the A-line shape.
I kept the darts since fabric tends to be a bit stiff and it was to wide at the waist. If you don’t like darts, simply remove them as I explained in this post
I went borderless at the waist…I used one of the stitches from my machine to make the embroidery. As you might have noticed I don’t embroider much on my garments, but this time I was inspired. There were some hickups in the stitiching, which you may notice in the closeups, but overall I managed not to mess up much… the downside of those stitches is that you can’t remove them easily!
Location, Location, Location
And since we are approaching the summer time and you might be getting into the vacation mood… I thought I’d show you the town where those pictures were shot… In Italy, at the border with Switzerland, in the charming Cannobio.
Lake and mountains (the Alps) are a unique combination in this part of the world.
Have a look at the webcam on Cannobio and Lake Maggiore – See what this part of the world looks like right now (if you are in the US it can be 6 to 9 hours ahead…so you may wanna look at it in the morning)
Well, let me know if you are ever anywhere around…it would be great to meet up.