Saturday, 4 April 2009

Next Stage Of My Work In Progress

Well the main part of the skirt is all together and actually looks like a skirt now.
For completion I need to do the waistband, put a hem on and, the worst of all, put a zip in. Why, oh why, do zips hate me so much. They never stay in the right place or the material moves. I have to hand sew the zip in first then machine stitch it. Can someone invent iron on zips LOL.

I know all you guys want a fashion show on completion but I have realised I don't have anything to go with it. Topless fashion show??? Nope!

18 comments:

Natalia said...

That looks fantastic Mandy! So I vote you show us the skirt - accompanied by an artfully placed tray of champagne! hehe :)

Dashery Jewelry said...

It looks wonderful! Have you ever tried a double side wash away tape for putting in a zipper? It works really well. I'm sure somewhere in Oz has it. at Nancy's Notions- http://tiny.cc/7gMpM

michvanetta said...

It looks unreal Mandy, you must be feeling very proud.

lyptis said...

Awesome skirt!

Dont get me started on zips!!:P

And im with Nat, so ure outvoted already! Wanna see!

carmel said...

Looking good Mandy :) and oh yes please to an iron on zip!!

Penny said...

Ooh what Nat said!

With the zip, try using the longest stitch on your machine (so it's easy to unpick if you make a mistake) and then go over it again with a regular stitch.

PinkLizzy said...

So cute! I love it. Do what Penny said. It means you can make plenty of mistakes first.

Made By Tammy said...

Looks Awesome! Great Job!

GrandmaMarilyns said...

LOL. Your skirt looks lovely. Can't wait until you find something to wear with it so we can see you model it. doing the zipper was always the worse for me, too.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

This is really nice. Almost makes me want to sew something!

FreeCraftFair said...

What a gorgeous skirt! Congrats it looks wonderful!

CurlyfrySC's Collage said...

Just throw on a white tank top and show that beautiful skirt, already! :)

Vintage Sew and So said...

Great skirt, zips hate me too. I even did a class on zips only to discover I really suck at them.
X K

Duni said...

That's a pretty skirt! Try basting (long stitches on your machine) the zipper in to secure it. Then sew it in using a regular stitch. Remove basting stitches.

jealousydesign said...

very pretty skirt!

Condo Blues said...

That's so cute! I like the printed material you used for the pleats.

Lara Lutrick said...

Super cute.

RocketGirl said...

I love this!!!