Monday, September 22, 2014

Carousel

Another recently completed project, the Carousel skirt, had its official debut at our staff conference last week (quickly followed by its second outing, to Goodwood Revival).





Some notes for those interested in the construction: To draft the pattern I took a quarter circle and folded it into three. I drew in the curve of where I wanted the 'canopy' sections to fall, then traced the two pattern pieces, adding in seam allowances. I cut the canopy pieces (six red, six white), cut a template of the curve out of a cereal box, and used that to iron the curve on each piece. The canopy pieces are topstitched to the blue sections with the gold rope sandwiched between them (which was then handstitched in place). The last seams to be sewn were the vertical/radial seams to assemble the skirt. I assembled it into two half circles, then cut out the waistline, then sewed the two halves together, inserted the zip and attached the waistband. After hemming the skirt I pinned the 12 felt horse appliques and hand stitched them (I kind of like how it looks on the inside, with all the little dotted outlines of the horses!)


15 comments:

  1. This is FANTASTIC! Great job! I love all the craftsmanship put into it!

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  2. outstanding craftsmanship and you look a million dollar in it! xxx

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  3. And you met The President at Goodwood

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  4. Great job, I love the details! And very well combined - a really gorgeous outfit!

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  5. You're back! Glad to see you're well and still sewing. This is an adorable skirt.

    Dee

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  6. Wonderful job again! I could happily take my own version of this in three different colorways! So sweet. And I'm in awe of your hand stitching - the stitches are so tiny, neat and even. ♡

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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  7. Brilliant! What a cute outfit, and you look dazzling!

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  8. Your circle skirts are simply outstanding! Love them. :) And I am SO glad you're back.

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  9. I love this! What a great idea, this is very inspiring. :)
    -Emily

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  10. LOVE the skirt.....and the shoes are great, too! You're so talented!

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  11. Wow, this is such a great skirt. You are very inventive!

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  12. The skirt is so cute! I love the colours of this outfit too!

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  13. That skirt is amazing! And it looks like it was quite a bit of work. I'm always so impressed by your novelty circle skirts... they make me want to run off and sew something for myself!

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