But you must build up slowly to the luscious texture of the couched skirt. I bought these for the airbrushing that will happen Saturday. We plan to mix black and white to achieve slate, gray, silver, whatever you want to call it. I'm thinking of doing the blue on my blue fabric...we'll see.
First in the Alabama Chanin hit parade, we have a pink stretch knit from my local All About Fabrics. Used the AC T-shirt pattern, lowered the front neckline, cut off about 2.5 inches, and did it all so far on the machine (that is perfectly legal and is referred to as A. Chanin, thank you very much).
What a fit. I did feel like the armscye was a bit high, so I lowered the pattern pieces by 1/2" - we'll see how that works out. And this is with a slight swayback adjustment...plus I rounded the sides up using a "Pamela's Patterns" Favorite T-shirt pattern that I acquired somewhere...can't remember where...but it was already cut and the back was missing! I thought I bought it at the Sewing Expo in B'ham a couple of years, ago but I could be wrong.
I cut the selvages off and plan to use them as binding for the neck and armbands...with white thread because they don't make button craft thread in pink...is that too weird? Maybe tan thread? Maybe embroidery thread in a matching color?
Okay, you're ready now, for the lovely "worminess" of couching! This is hanging off my ironing board - I love the shadows.
Center front seam - who's ready to fell that sucker?
Please don't make me do that. I think a nice press will be just fine.
It was hard enough sewing the seam together, given all the other stitches and knots in the vicinity.
Now please forgive me for lightening all the pictures so you can see the skirt better....and yes, I only have a front, so I'm holding the skirt up with my arm.
I'm not sure exactly where it will hit on my knees - guess I'll find out when I finish the back and put a waistband on.
And now, channeling a solemn Alabama Chanin model...except they don't wear glasses...and where are my boots and knee socks?
I LOVE THIS SKIRT (FRONT)! I want it in a dress now, preferably with a back. Remember that you can buy this skirt online for $1400 or so? Totally worth it - this feels like about $700 that I'm wearing right now...oh, I just checked and they're sold out at Polyvore - I win!