I found this rather yummy striped merino at The Fabric Store sale. As always it is a dream fabric to work with :) I really love the way it fells, wears and falls.
As with my Tiramisu I am between size 30 and 35. To achieve a snug fit I chose to make up the size 30. Before starting I knew that I wanted to change neckline and the sleeves. I lengthen the sleeve by 1" and took 1/4" off at each shoulder to give a wider look to the neck. Perfect if you ask me :-)
Cake Patterns provide for fit checks at different stages during construction. Whilst I did do a fit check before I attached the peplum, the waist it is still about 1/2" longer that it should be. I've tried to hide this by styling with a belt :)
I think this would work perfectly if the waist to my skirt was more body hugging - as you can probably see there is a wee shelf just under the belt - that's the top of the skirt :-(
I love the skirt shape and style, but it could have done with another 1/4" taken off the waist and the band being twice as deep. I'm pretty sure that this is a skirt I WILL make again.
The fabric for the skirt was from my stash and I lined it with some simple acetate. I've got no idea what type of fabric it is or where I got it from.
I inserted an invisible zip in the skirt with my new machine foot - why didn't I have one of these before?????
I Love my Hummingbird and can't wait for the weather to get a little warmer so I can wear it without a jacket or cardi.