Monday, March 24, 2014

Mood Fabrics' Poplin Ikat Print and Ottobre 5/2010 #2


Over at Mood Sewing Network, it was decided in February to have another challenge/sewalong.  This part was the easy part deciding what exactly the challenge was to be was the hard part.  Designer inspired was the conclusion and I went to Style.com to see all the designer's runway show for Spring 2014






Tracy Reese is my inspiration for my March Challenge, I liked her colors, fabrics, styles, interesting jackets and the neckline details.  The biggest like was her use of separates, I could make three garments, that would work with each other and also go with so many things in my closet.

I made a skirt, top and bomber jacket but today's post is focusing on the skirt
The pattern Ottobre 5-2010 #2, which you can see here  and the fabric is Mood Fabrics' Red and Aqua Lightweight Poplin Ikat Print


Now the changes, first I added pockets to the side seam, you just have to have pockets in a skirt, right?

One item on the skirts in the Tracy Reese Spring runway show I noticed was a solid waistband.  I used some black ponte for this and interfaced the waistband to prevent stretching.  The skirt just didn't look quite right, so I added two rows of elastic.  This elastic gave my skirt more of a gathered look, it fit better and looked better on.


Even though I put in this solid color waistband, I think I will wear a shirt out most of the time.  I just like how it looks on me with the shirt out and believe me I tried and tried to tuck in that shirt!

Now the lining, remember when I said I have limited stash?  This always is a slight problem when sewing under a deadline.  I could wear a slip with the skirt but didn't want to mess with that in the summer.  I did have plenty of the poplin print let, so I just lined with the fashion fabric.  Worked perfectly, and I made my deadline.

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This skirt will be worn so much this summer with so many different knit tops and blouses in my closet.

I had ordered so many swatches from Mood to plan these three pieces and had some fabric I liked then I checked the website one more time.  Right before my eyes in the new section, these three pieces almost side-by-side.  On this particular day, I was emailing Ginger Makes about the challenge and linked to my fabrics.  She gave me the encouragement to go with these and I ordered them right away.  I am so happy I went with these, they are perfect. Isn't it nice to have the sewing internet community always right there  to help?  Thanks Ginger!

12 comments:

  1. Love the skirt! Great choice for your fabric. It is so nice and bright. :)

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    1. 'thanks, Stacy, bring on the bright colors, it might help bring on spring.

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  2. I love this outfit, everything goes brilliantly together and you look fab!.

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    1. Thanks, Tamsin, I really like this one and I appreciate your kind words

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  3. This just works perfectly, both the styles and colours ... great work ... J

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    1. Thanks so much, Judith.

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  4. Gorgeous skirt. I love Ikat prints.

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    1. Thanks, ikat are fabulous.

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  5. The skirt is fabulous, and I especially like how you have styled it with the jacket. A great ensemble.

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    1. Thank you, I love the denim jacket with the skirt.

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  6. You have such a great eye for fabric pairings- I love this combo! Glad you went for it! :)

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  7. Thanks, it is a fun fabric and I had help from you with my fabric choices.

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