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Pattern Re-Visit: Vogue Asymmetric skirt


As someone who tends to be a one pattern wonder, where I make it once and  then toss it to the side. I thought that one of my goals for this year should be to re-visit patterns, try out different options and perfect any fitting/style problems.
For my first re-visit I started by using the first ever sewing pattern I made up! This is a super easy Vogue easy options pattern V8084, view C with the asymmetric hem.




In my attempt be more creative when doing pattern re-visits I settled on layering two fabrics. My first thought was to line the skirt but as I was using two fabrics I decided not to.


I wanted to use black spotted tulle and layer it over pale pink satin. Jeeeez though how hard is it to find black spotted tulle?! Maybe it's me not looking hard enough but if anyone knows where I can purchase some in the UK please let me know :) I ended up buying dotted power mesh. Not exactly tulle but at least it had dots!


Construction:
The skirt went together with no problems. I even match up the waist band and side seams in one go.
I chose to only hem the bottom layer of fabric and as the top layer doesn't fray so I left it un-hemmed.


Something had to go wrong somewhere and it turns out I didn't have the correct coloured zip! I didn't have much chose and had to white. I do plan to paint the zip pull with black nail-varnish to blend in ;)


On another note, with hemming I've been struggling to get my stitching line close to edge but I'd read that you can use a regular zip foot to achieve this, so I gave it ago and it Works!!!



Tech info:
Pattern: Vogue easy options V8084
Size: Uk 10 
Fabric: outer fabric was black star dotted power mesh stretch net. underneath fabric was stretch satin in candyfloss pink.
Aprox time to complete: because I used a double layer of fabric it took me around 4.5hrs



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