I've finally sewn the 1 metre piece of high quality faux leather I bought from the Dondaemun fabric markets in Korea in 2010. Ok the skirt is plain, but it is a really versatile little number and I love it. I made it from a self drafted basic skirt pattern - two darts front and back with a centre back seam, invisible zip on the side. I've lined with yellow polyester lining fabric.
I'm wearing it with a t-shirt I made long before I started blogging, a Veronica Maine jacket circa 2006 and shoes from the late 1980s that I recently recovered from a bag in my garage. They are Italian, in three shades of brown and tan suede with a comfortable square toe and chunky heels. Oh and I'm also quite keen on the my $3 necklace in faux gold from Vinnies.
What's happening with my Beignet skirt? Well the picture speaks for itself. How do you complicate the Beignet project? You insist on doing bound buttonholes... all twelve of them! Black on black sewing at night isn't great for me at present. I have five done and I can't face the other seven. I even looked in the stash to see if I had enough leftover fabric to replace the panel, but alas I did not. So the Beignet languishes and I have cut out another blouse. I justify my actions by telling myself that I need blouses much more than skirts. I've renamed the project the Pantene skirt...you know the one...it won't happen overnight but it will happen.
Happy sewing ladies!