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The not so mustard skirt- Vogue V8084

After last weeks layered skirt using vogue V8084. I  made up another of the skirts (view c) this time using wool jersey fabric in a mustard colour.

The fabric came back darker than I expected. I would of liked it to be more yellowy than brown, but that's they beauty of internet shopping!

Again this skirt sewed up really easy, because of the stretch I decide to leave out the zip completely and hope that it fitted over my derriere, which as it happened it did with out much yanking too!

Lace Applique 

As this is such a basic skirt to add interest I appliqued lace on to the skirt, hand stitching it in place. I started by using a prick stitch so it wouldn't be so visible. To aid this I was knotting on each stitch, and cutting the tread.....this took forever! I switched  to using a long running stitch which was coupled with the odd prick stitch for added stability. not as neat as the prick stitch but definitely much faster :)

Waistband Construction

Instead of attaching the waist band to the skirt and then attaching the facing. I sewed the waistband to the facing first, under-stitched it in place and then attached it to the skirt in one go.
I was thinking of overlocking the whole skirt together but because I was unsure if I could get away without the zip. I decided to using the stretch stitch on my sewing machine so it would be easier to unpick if I needed to.

I'm unsure about this skirt.I love the material and skirt hangs really well but I find the colour hard to wear with anything other than black! I guess it will have to be a winter skirt!

 Tech info......

Pattern: Vogue V8084 -easy options in view A
Size: UK 10, but as my fabric was stretchy I think I could of cut a size 8 for a better fit.
Fabric: Stretch Wool jersey in mustard colour.
Alterations: Omitted the lining and the side zip.
Aprox time to complete: 3Hrs for the cutting out and sewing the skirt and about a further hour for hand stitching the applique.

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What You should Know First:
This is easier than it looks all you need to do is be able to insert an invisible zip. The waist band was faced but I found it easier to attach the facing once the zip was in place.  This skirt also had lining but the lining fabric is treated as a single layer with the fashion fabric.
Prior to inserting the zip and pockets and treating the lining and fabric as one layer, I made sure both side seams were over-locked 
Construction Tips: These are by no means a definite way to do this, just the way I did it.  . 

1.  Pocket pieces should be kept separate, which makes it easier to place on the the skirt.

2. Taking the one pocket piece (Ignore that I have two in the pic) I lined it up on the right side of the skirt, with the correspondin…